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Register Your Contact Info

If you are a registered business member or property owner of Bloor by the Park BIA, please submit your contact information HERE.

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Commercial Façade Improvement Program 2017

The City offers grants to eligible commercial property owners for the improvements to commercial building façades. This could include replacing or repairing windows, doors, lighting, awnings, brickwork, signage, or making building entrances wheelchair accessible.

Contact Michael Saunders at msaunder@toronto.ca or by telephone at 416-392-1005, or please visit www1.toronto.ca for more information.

The 2017 Commercial Facade Improvement Grant Program is now closed.

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Digital Main Street

Do you use Instagram or Facebook for business? How about Twitter? Do you have a website, or at least a landing page?

Digital Main Street is a platform that connects main street businesses to the digital world. By joining Digital Main Street, main street businesses receive a free digital assessment and a recommended to-do list that identifies technologies and service providers that can help businesses meet their digital goals.

Digital Main Street is also home to news, events, case studies and stories that will help main street businesses sustain the digital tools they have adopted. For upcoming events and more, visit digitalmainstreet.ca/events.

Partnered with the City of Toronto, TABIA, and Kinetic Cafe.

Learn more at digitalmainstreet.ca.

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YES Youth Employment Services

YES is a not-for-profit agency that has been providing youth with employment support since 1968. It is an Employment Ontario program that is funded by the Ontario Government. There are many benefits to using YES Employer Services, such as:

Free job posting service

Free applicant interviews and onsite job fairs

Pre-screening of candidates

Wage subsidy

Employment Consultants to assist the process

Find out more at www.yes.on.ca/employers/ and learn about the Youth Job Connection (YJC) program at www.yes.on.ca/youth-job-connection/. You can also visit their Bloor by the Park location directly at 1610 Bloor St W.
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Employee Health & Benefit Plans

For inquiries and free quotes, please contact John Colautti - Group Benefit Specialist to BIA businesses.

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Workplace Health & Safety

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has developed products, such as printed workbooks and e-learning modules, which are available at no cost and can be used to train health and safety awareness requirements for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

To view available resources, please click on the following link:
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/index.php

For direct access to the eLearning module:
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/elearn/worker/index.php

Follow this link to the Ontario Ministry of Labour's FAQ page regarding regulation:
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/faqs/training.php

To acquire the mandatory poster that summarizes the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers:
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/poster_prevention.php

USEFUL LINKS:

Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL)

ServiceOntario Publications

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