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.

Newsletter

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.