BusinessTO News is a weekly newsletter that focuses on available resources and supports to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Toronto businesses. Learn about the current health situation, service changes, as well as resources to support reopening and economic support at toronto.ca/covid19.
City of Toronto requests Province temporarily cap commissions for food service deliveries
Toronto City Council last week approved a motion to request the provincial government implement a temporary cap on commissions for food service delivery companies. The City does not have the authority to regulate food delivery service companies or cap the fees that they charge. The motion is just one of the ways the City is working to support small businesses and the restaurant industry which has been severely impacted by the pandemic.
Canada’s Music Incubator introduces virtual programs
Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is offering virtual programs as part of its 2021 professional development programming. CMI One-On-One is a year-round opportunity for artists, managers and music industry professionals to meet with CMI mentors. CMI will resume in-person professional development programs when permitted by public health authorities. Applications for all 2021 programs are now open.
Toronto restaurateurs encouraged to participate in ToGoToronto
The popular dining website ToGoToronto.com lists more than 700 Toronto restaurants that are open for safe takeout or delivery. The site is still accepting new restaurant registrations, and restaurateurs across the city are encouraged to participate at no cost.
Online events for the tech community
From a virtual job fair that offers job seekers a chance to connect with potential employers to a fintech demo day that connects investors to startups, there are a number of online tech events in November.
Businesses supporting the community
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, global apparel and accessories company Mad Engine LLC worked with the Toronto Office Partnerships to donate over 12,000 cloth masks valued at over $75,000 to agencies serving vulnerable populations in Toronto. This is just one of many ways the business community is contributing to the delivery of vital, community-focused services to keep Torontonians safe. Learn how you can help at DonateTO.