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Father’s Day Video Challenge

This Father’s Day, you could be one of six people to win a takeout dinner for 4, from one of our Scarborough community restaurants! All you have to do is:👉 Create a video of less than 3 minutes sharing why your dad is the best or by expressing what your dad means to you (video creativity…

Mother’s Day Video Challenge

This Mother’s Day, you could be one of six people to win a takeout dinner for 4, from one of our Scarborough community restaurants! All you have to do is:👉 Create a video of less than 3 minutes sharing why your mom is the best or by expressing what your mom means to you (video creativity…

What is The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)?

The Canadian Government announced the launch of the $73 billion wage subsidy program Monday (April 27, 2020) to help businesses that have seen a drop in revenue due to COVID-19. The program will cover up to 75% of wages for affected businesses of all sizes if they’ve experienced a drop of at least 30% in…

Financial Support for Businesses

We understand this time can be extremely difficult for everyone, especially for business owners. The Government has been actively working on ways to limit the economic blow caused by COVID-19, and we’re going to provide you with a little breakdown of them. Extended Grace Periods for Property Taxes & Utility Bills The City of Toronto…

Let’s Ride (at home) to #CRUSHCOVID with Michael Garron Hospital

In these uncertain times, the East End is finding new ways to channel our relentless drive to dig deep, come together and give back. Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and Toronto Hustle are hosting a 24-hour virtual ride to #CRUSHCOVID.​ As an East Ender, cyclist, and your Toronto City Councillor, I’m doing my part by riding the full 24-hours and…

UPDATED: Official List of Essential Businesses in Ontario

Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the original list of essential businesses was shortened on April 3, 2020. This step was taken to further contain COVID-19 and protect people. All businesses not identified on this list must close operations of their brick and mortar stores by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020.…