The City of Toronto, as part of the work of the Mayor’s Economic Support and Recovery Task Force, has issued a survey to hear directly from local businesses about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them and what information and support they need at this time.
The City’s first priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to protect the health and safety of Toronto residents, however the economic impact of this pandemic will also take a toll on the livelihoods of Toronto residents and businesses. The City is doing everything possible, in full cooperation with provincial and federal governments, to minimize the economic impact, support businesses, employees and residents now, and see an economic recovery take place as soon as possible.
The survey will be sent to more than 20,000 businesses as well as Business Improvement Associations. The survey is also available on the City’s COVID-19 web page at http://www.toronto.ca/covid19 under the Economic Support & Recovery tab.
“Toronto is the economic engine for Ontario and Canada. Together, I know we can get through this emergency and that our city will come back stronger than ever. It is critical that we heed the advice of Toronto’s Medical Officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa and do everything we can to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19, but I am also committed to ensuring that we are doing everything we can to support residents and businesses through this challenging time.”
– Toronto Mayor John Tory
“Toronto entered this crisis on a strong economic footing, and we will get through this if we work together. That is why the City is launching a survey to determine the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and their employees and to learn what supports from the City are needed.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
“The City is doing everything possible, in full cooperation with provincial and federal governments, to minimize the impact of COVID-19, support businesses, employees and residents now, and see an economic recovery take place as soon as possible. I have been hearing input from hundreds of business owners since COVID-19 began impacting our daily lives. Those conversations are helping shape our response and I encourage all businesses, large and small, to take the City’s survey.”
– Councillor Brad Bradford (Ward 19 Beaches-East York)
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