Whether you are an employee or an employer, find resources, guidelines and practical next steps to help your workplace reopen, and stay open safely.

Resources for Employees

Learn about Ontario’s Vaccination Mandate

As one of the first advocates for mandatory vaccination policies in nonessential businesses, the Board created this guide so you can learn about Ontario’s vaccination mandate:

Download Vaccination Mandates: What Your Business Should Know

  Travel safely from door to desk

The Board has partnered with the Government of Canada, Metrolinx, and the TTC to outline key points you should keep in mind to ensure a safe trip from your door to desk.

Access the guide to safe travel

Resources for Employers

If you are a business with <150 employees, you can apply for free rapid-testing kits.

  Stay in touch for updates

Sign up to get access to additional resources including a Communications Toolkit to help you share information with tenants, employees, and visitors and a Recovery Tracker to track economic progress.

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Business Districts: a new model for our regional economy

To provide effective solutions we must expand our understanding of the regional economy beyond geographical boundaries. Instead, we’ve introduced a business districts framework to examine our economy based on key physical, economic, and workforce characteristics.

We’ve analyzed each of the business districts to better understand the economic impact of the pandemic and identify how to support their recovery. The same districts can also be found across the globe.

Metropolitan Centre

The dominant urban centre of a region, defined by its density and variety of service industries – such as marketing, consulting, finance, tourism and retail. 

Goods Production & Distribution

Areas defined by the production and movement of goods — such as manufacturing, warehousing and logistics. 

Services & Mixed Use

Less dense areas containing a mix of goods- and services-based activities including professional, industrial, and retail operations.

Regional Centres

Hubs that are home to civic and government institutions and professional and retail businesses. 

Knowledge Creation

Engines of the innovation ecosystem which contain post-secondary schools and teaching hospitals.

Pilot Zones: highlighting the needs and learnings of a business district

We focused on three areas across the greater Toronto area to determine needs and solutions that can be applied to similar districts, globally. In each, we established a pilot zone, where we engaged key organizations to explore that zone’s needs to operate safely through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial District Pilot Zone

Pearson Employment Area Pilot Zone

Scarborough Centre Pilot Zone

Watch Mayor John Tory and Jan De Silva kick off We’re Ready Toronto

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Data Guide

Learn how to assess and apply analysis.

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Leading Practices​

COVID-19 safety measures to support your business.

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