TTC Streetcar Financial District

Pre-pandemic, the pilot zone attracted a daily workforce of approximately 118,000 daytime workers, of which 85% were able to continue working remotely. Bringing this workforce back to the office safely and sustainably will contribute to the recovery of nearly 2,400 small businesses in the district and reignite the collaborative and social benefits of working together, in-person.

In early 2021, the Board commissioned NANOS Research to survey downtown workers to gauge their attitudes towards returning to the workplace.

Read the findings here.


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud & security. In Canada, our 5,000+ employees deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day for our clients.
BMO is a leading bank driven by a single purpose: to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. They are focused on building, investing and transforming how we work to drive performance for their customers.
Brookfield Properties works across sectors to bring high-quality, sustainable real estate to life around the globe every day.
CBRE helps owners, investors and tenants to realize the full potential in their commercial real estate through comprehensive and scalable real estate solutions.
CIBC’s goal is to help their stakeholders achieve what is important to them by creating value driven by a business culture based on trust, teamwork and accountability.
Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make it Canada’s leading economy and one of the world’s most diverse, livable cities.
Delos is a global wellness leader with a mission to transform our built environments where we live, work, learn and play into vehicles for health, well-being, performance, and resilience.
With a mandate to reflect the breadth and diversity of Toronto, Destination Toronto inspires residents and visitors to meet in, visit and explore the city.
KingSett Capital is a Canadian private equity real estate investment business which creates and co-invests in real estate investment solutions to deliver sustainable premium risk weighted returns
Liquid Avatar Technologies is a leader in developing and implementing digital credentials for governments, industry, businesses, and individuals. This enables safe and secure activities while maintaining privacy, safety, and security.
Over the last year Mattamy Homes has put the health and safety of our employees, customers, business partners and communities at the forefront of everything we do.
Metrolinx operates GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Since January 2020, Metrolinx has added more than 40 new safety measures to keep our customers safe.
Accurate data lets organizations make smart policy and business decisions. Moneris is proud to be the payment and data solutions partner businesses trust.
Canada’s leading Out-of-Home, Transit and Digital display advertising company. Pattison is helping Toronto businesses rebound by putting their messages front and centre as people return to workday commutes and office buildings.
As one of the largest professional services networks, PwC is a community of solvers combining human ingenuity, experience and technology innovation to deliver sustained outcomes and build trust.
QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company seeking to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves.
RBC is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance, and creating value for our clients and communities.
Ritual connects businesses with customers in cities across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to offer a simple, safe, time-saving tool to order for themselves and their workplace teams.
Scotiabank is a top-five universal bank in each of their core markets with a focus on high-quality growth markets in the Americas and delivering superior advice and services to clients.
Active across Canada, Siemens focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries.
Switch Health is a Toronto-based healthcare company dedicated to providing better decentralized patient care. Our goal is to bring care to you – wherever you are.
As a top 10 North American bank, TD is anchored in their proven business model and a desire to give their stakeholders the confidence to thrive in a changing world
With a mandate to promote economic development in the area, initiatives focus on supporting businesses and keeping the district well-maintained, integrated, connected and accessible.
The TTC is the largest public transit system in Canada and the third-largest in North America. Since January 2020, the TTC has been cleaning all vehicles and public spaces at least twice a day with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact of the Toronto Region, providing a forum for members to share city building issues and best practices.
The Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper. Now a multi-platform news organization, the Star publishes a newspaper every day in the GTA and publishes ongoing news and information online.

The Financial District Pilot Zone Playbook

Discover the continued value of the Financial District, and actionable steps businesses can take to reduce COVID-19 transmission within the workplace and ensure consistent and clear communications with employees and visitors.

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Metropolitan Centre Report

The Financial District is within a regional business district defined as the Metropolitan Centre. Learn more about the physical and economic characteristics of this business district type, and how it’s been impacted by the pandemic.

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Leading Practices

Search this online database of the Financial District Pilot Zone Playbook’s leading practices to identify COVID-19 safety measures appropriate for your business. These measures have been informed by public health expertise.

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COMING SOON: Additional Resources

Use this collection of communication resources to raise awareness with your tenants, employees, and visitors about the safety measures being put in place across the Financial District.

COMING SOON: Explore the communications resources

In the News

February 26, 2021

Is Toronto’s Lockdown Bad for Ontario?
Jan De Silva, CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; and Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy discuss the difficult balance of protecting public-health and supporting business and the economy.

February 26, 2021

NEWSTALK 1010 Interview
A majority of downtown Toronto workers say they feel comfortable working on location in the downtown core. Guest: Jan de silva. President & CEO. Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Explore the other Pilot Zones

Each pilot zone is a vital centre of commercial activity with its own unique set of attributes and considerations. As business owners and employees look to resume or improve operations in these zones, we’re helping to identify relevant next steps they can implement.

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