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October 2, 2021

The work from home trend is killing downtown Toronto and experts say it could get worse
New data released today by the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) shows that the city’s downtown core continues to lag behind in terms of its economic recovery compared to other parts of what it […]

October 1, 2021

New data shows downtown Toronto’s economic rebound lags behind GTA — and Canada overall
Across the country, downtowns have struggled more in comparison to the other regions of Canada’s major cities, but the gap is widest in Toronto, said Marcy Burchfield, vice-president of the Economic Blueprint Institute, an initiative […]

August 25, 2021

We need one COVID safe pass for the entire province
On behalf of the business community of the innovation corridor, we urge the provincial government to adopt and implement a digital proof of vaccination program like the COVID safe pass as soon as possible and […]

August 12, 2021

More employers in Canada are mandating workplace vaccination. Here’s why
The list of business advocacy groups calling for a government-issued certificate includes the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.

August 12, 2021

Tory welcomes feds’ proof of vaccination plan, calls on Ontario to create similar framework
Business groups such as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the Toronto Region Board of Trade have also called for a vaccine certificate system as a way to avoid […]

August 11, 2021

Business leaders push Ontario to follow Quebec — and ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars and gyms
Jan De Silva, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, said the board has been advocating for a “COVID safe pass” that would accommodate both proof of vaccination or a recent negative […]

August 9, 2021

Ontario business groups call for vaccine certificate system to avoid lockdown
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Region Board of Trade have also spoken in favour of vaccine certificates as a way to avoid lockdowns. Health groups such as the Ontario Medical Association and the […]

August 9, 2021

Doug Ford urged to create a vaccine passport before the fourth wave hits
The Toronto Region Board of Trade, the Ontario Medical Association and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario have also called for a vaccine passport system, saying it would make staff and patrons at restaurants, gyms […]

August 5, 2021

What provinces have to say about vaccine passports
Toronto Mayor John Tory has called for a provincial vaccine passport system, as has the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

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

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