Category: In The Media

New survey finds that CECRA does not have the backs of small businesses

Toronto, ON – A new survey of small business tenants and landlords across Toronto shows that the current Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program is not enough to keep small businesses alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. 503 businesses and 138 landlords took part in the survey which was coordinated by the Broadview-Danforth Business Improvement… Read more »

City of Toronto launches CurbTO plan to address more than 100 hot spots

27-Apr-2020 Today, Mayor John Tory today announced a new program developed by Toronto Public Health and Transportation Services to help the City’s ongoing efforts to protect public health and save lives. Although pedestrian traffic has dropped dramatically across the city as people follow public health advice to stay home as much as possible there are… Read more »

Councillor Fletcher, MPP Tabuns call on Premier Ford to stop evictions of small business owners as rent is due for many on May 1

April 30, 2020 Beach Metro News Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher and Toronto-Danforth MPP Peter Tabuns have sent a joint letter to Premier Doug Ford calling on the province to put a moratorium on evictions of small business owners by commercial landlords. The call comes as May 1 approaches, and many business owners who have been… Read more »

Trudeau unveils 75 per cent commercial rent relief program, but some say the plan falls short

April 24, 2020 By Richard Trapunski, NOW Rent relief is coming in Ontario for small businesses and residential tenants and landlords – but not everyone is relieved. Today, the federal government and provincial government announced they’ve partnered on a commercial rent relief program, while premier Doug Ford also said he’ll ask the federal government to work with… Read more »