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.


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.
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.
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.
With a mandate to promote economic development in the area, initiatives focus on keeping the Financial District and PATH 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 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.

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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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