Follow the links below for some valuable information for the merchants and commercial property owners of our BIA:
Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program - StartUp HERE Toronto
The Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program is aimed at helping main street retail businesses with training to assist them further with operations and marketing their business. The program also provides an opportunity to apply for a grant of $5,000 towards growing small/medium retail businesses within the City of Toronto. What Are the Benefits?
Single-Use and Takeaway Items Survey
The City of Toronto is undertaking consultation to help develop a strategy to reduce single-use and takeaway items. Please complete an online survey, join a telephone town hall, and share information with your networks. Comments will be accepted until November 4, 2019.
Click Here for Complete Details.
The Federal Government recently announced a new funding opportunity for small and medium businesses in Ontario to implement energy efficiency projects in their buildings. The City of Toronto's Better Buildings Navigation & Support Services can help interested businesses apply for this funding and access further financing opportunities including the Energy Retrofit Loan program.
Retrofit Funding Details; Small and medium business in Ontario can now receive a rebate for up to 25 per cent of the cost of building retrofit projects to reduce energy use, save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Applications are due by October 16, 2019 at the latest, or until funding is exhausted.
Streamlined Application Process for Business Licenses in Toronto
The City of Toronto is streamlining the application process for new business licences and permits. As of June 3, 2019, applications for new business licences and permits will not be accepted unless all documents are submitted. Application requirements and forms are available online at: toronto.ca/licences
The improved application process will help applicants obtain their licence in one visit. Note: The new business licence application process does not apply to taxicab and limousine owners, or business licence renewals.
DID YOU KNOW?90% of the visitors to our website check out our online directory first. Please check your listing for accuracy and call or email our office with any changes you want. We'll update your listing when we receive the information.
The Digital Transformation Grant program is now live and available to BIA member businesses. Eligible businesses can apply for a grant of $2,500 to implement digital transformation within their business.
Please follow the links below for FAQs, application process etc.
Digital Transformation Grant Overview
Grant Promotional Toolkit for Members
For even more information go to www.digitalmainstreet.ca/digital-transformation-grant
Links for Business Owners;
BIA's . . . Small Business, big impact
Enterprise Toronto Seminars for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
Ontario Business Program Guide
Toronto’s Sewers Bylaw & Greasetrap Information
Contact numbers for problems on the street
SIGN BYLAW UPDATES
Submitting a Sign Application
Find out which forms, documents, and drawings are required to submit an application.
General Sign Inquiries
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about signs in Toronto.
Review the fees associated with each type of sign application
Sign Complaints and Compliments
Find out how to make a complaint about a sign or service
links to valuable resources for Business Owners
The Ontario Business Program Guide
Renew Your Business License and Apply for an A-Frame Sign Permit Online
A-Frame Sign Application & General Information