Business Resources

Follow the links below for some valuable information for the merchants and commercial property owners of our BIA:

Business licensing and permit application portal

BusinessTO Support Centre One-on-one virtual support to help businesses complete government assistance applications, navigate reopening guidelines and more.

CafeTO Registration for the expanded CafeTO program will begin on Friday, February 26 and, pending public health orders, the first approved CafeTO curb lane closure locations for 2021 would be in installed as soon as May, almost two months earlier than last year.

CafeTO Webinar Presented by the City of Toronto For restaurant and bar operators who are interested in expanding their outdoor dining space in 2021. This webinar will be held on March 2nd, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. and is free to anyone who is interested. It will contain information about registering for CafeTO, enhancements to the program in 2021

CurbTO Provides temporary curbside parking pick-up zones for main street businesses.

Digital Main Street Provides support for businesses interested in adopting technologies to help their businesses.

Ontario Small Business Support Grants Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant provides them with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown.

The Commercial Industrial Facade and Property Improvement Program provides funding to commercial and industrial property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building facades.

Financial Support and Resources:

Business Credit Availability Program

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Support for Indigenous Businesses