In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal, provincial and federal governments have put measures in place to protect the public. The Leslieville BIA will be providing information for its member businesses through this webpage and by email as necessary. We encourage members to rely on government sources to ensure that information is up-to-date and correct.

Primary Governmental Information Channels





Government Support to Small Businesses


(New) Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program Updates:

Innovation Canada:


Provincial Business Support Line:  1-888-444-3659


BusinessTO Support Centre:


Grant Opportunities; Private Sector Support for Businesses 

Facebook COVID-19 Grant:

Digital Main Street:

Contact 647-550-8835 for contact for DMS Squad Member Lorenzo (for Leslieville BIA members only)


Sign Up to Receive Donations for Your Business:


Additional Resources; Petitions & Surveys

Open for Business? Let us Know! Complete this form

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses COVID-19 Support Webpage:

COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: crowdsourced advice for small businesses and landlords – Councillor Brad Bradford.:

Toronto Association of BIAs Survey for Landlords

Toronto Association of BIAs Survey for Tenants/Small Business:

City of Toronto COVID-19 Business Survey:

Form Letter for Rent Relief (please copy):

Petition to Save Small Businesses:

Weekly Webinars for Small Businesses (Facilitated by Accountants):

Retail Council of Canada's Retail Recovery/Re-opening Checklist:

Download the Canada Business App: