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Cyber Risk Implications of the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant
disruption to businesses everywhere. Of course,
while everyone works to ensure key business
functions remain operational and that employees
and families everywhere are safe, there is another
set of individuals working just as hard to disrupt
our efforts: cyber criminals.

Our employees are our first line of defense against
cyber attacks and scams.

Be vigilant—watch what you open, click on, or

Review the tips throughout the document and be
cyber smart, so we can be cyber safe.


City of Toronto – New Digital Support programs for Covid19

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The City of Toronto economic support and recovery resources for businesses are available here.

Digital Support

BusinessTO Support Centre

The BusinessTO Support Centre, facilitated by the City of Toronto, provides support to businesses, including not-for-profit and creative/culture organizations, with a focus on completing applications for government assistance. Businesses will be paired with an advisor to receive one-on-one consultation and guidance with applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Opens in new windowCanada Emergency Wage Subsidy Opens in new windowTemporary Wage Subsidy for Employers Opens in new windowWork-Sharing Program Opens in new window. Business advisors will also provide guidance on other City programs and general business advice. Interested businesses can get started by completing the registration form.

Digital Main Street Program

The City expanded the Digital Main Street Opens in new window program which offers tools, resources, connections to trusted digital vendors, online learning and a Digital Service Squad who provide one-on-one virtual assistance.

Working with community partners, the program has helped small businesses, including not-for-profit and creative/culture organizations, with everything from websites and social media, to launching ecommerce platforms.

Digital Main Street was created by the City and Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas in 2016 and the expansion of the Digital Main Street program is a part of the Mayor’s Economic Support and Recovery Task Force’s short-term economic support and recovery plan for Toronto’s businesses.


In an effort to help local businesses and culture organizations to navigate COVID-19, the City has launched BusinessTO and CultureTO newsletters Opens in new window.

Sign up to receive weekly and bi-weekly newsletters on resources and supports available for Toronto businesses and the arts and culture sector.


Additional resources, tools and programs are posted on this , Business Support Site established through a partnership between the City and Toronto Region Board of Trade, to help businesses respond to the economic impact of COVID-19.


Conquer Covid19 Donation Drop Off – XYZ Storage

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The team at XYZ Storage is honoured to join ConquerCovid19 in the fight to protect those who work tirelessly to protect us – Canada’s frontline healthcare workers. The ConquerCovid19 organization, spearheaded by a team of physicians, business leaders and entrepreneurs, is working to ensure our healthcare workers have access to the protective equipment essential for treating patients safely and minimizing the spread of coronavirus.

Every Saturday for the foreseeable future, XYZ Storage will be hosting a socially-distanced PPE collection drive at our 459 Eastern Avenue location in Toronto. If you or anyone you know has extra masks, gloves, or other personal protective equipment, you can drop it off and we’ll ensure your donation makes it to those who need it most.

Can’t make it on Saturday? We’re accepting donations everyday at all of our locations across the GTA with the exception of our Mississauga facility. You can drop off donations from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday- Friday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. (Please note that we will be closed on April 10 for Good Friday)

  • Masks/Respirators
  • Face shields
  • Ventilators
  • 2-way baby monitors with audio function
  • Tablets
  • Fabric/Mask making material
  • Diapers, formula, and other needs for women’s shelters
  • Equipment and PPE for front line workers in shelters, hospices, nursing homes, etc.

In Ontario alone, healthcare workers make up 10% of known cases of Covid-19. With your help, we can ensure our brave frontline workers have as many safeguards in place as possible in the challenging days and weeks that lie ahead.

We have watched with pride and awe as communities across Canada have come together (while staying apart) to help each other persevere through these unprecedented times. Canadians have always shown up for each other in tough times and this pandemic is no different. We know we will all get through this together.

Stay safe.

The team at XYZ Storage.

Radon Workplace Challenge – free kits

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Scout Environmental in the Leaside Business Park is running the Radon Workplace Challenge ( with Health Canada.

Register your workplace for the Radon Workplace Challenge!

Please visit and each year, the first 200 to register will receive two free radon test kits. 

For more information, contact:

Mike Driedger, Program Director

30 Commercial Road, Toronto, ON, M4G 1Z4
Office: (416) 922-2448 x250

Mobile: (647) 680-7601