Welcome Back, Oakville Campaign Invites Local Shoppers

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‘Welcome Back, Oakville’ is the theme of the new marketing campaign encouraging local residents to shop again – safely – in their neighbourhood commercial districts. It will include social media, print, bus shelter, radio and TV advertising as well as store

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Halton Not Part of Phase 2 Re-opening

The Province of Ontario has announced Phase 2 re-openings for certain regions, but not Halton at this time. Read more.

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Ontario to Halt Business Evictions

The Government of Ontario plans to table legislation to temporarily halt evictions of businesses that are eligible for the federal/provincial rent assistance. If passed, the legislation would reverse evictions that occurred on or after June 3, 2020. Read more.

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2020 Expanded Patio Applications Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for expanded patios for 2020 as part of the Town of Oakville’s new Commercial Recovery Initiative. This program supports the town-wide reopening of commercial businesses in a practical and safe manner. Read More

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NEW: Expanded Patios Part of Bronte Re-opening

Restaurants and cafes in Bronte will be able to expand their patios onto Town lands – parking spaces, sidewalks, boulevards or alleys – or into private spaces like parking lots – or both – as a result of a motion

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Opens May 25

Application documents and updated criteria for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses are now available and the program will open for applications May 25. The CECRA for small businesses provides rent relief for those experiencing financial

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Reopening Your Business in Halton: Webinar series

The Halton Small Business Centre is offering free webinars to make sure your business is ready to reopen safely. To learn more about this series and other webinars visit the Small Business Centre.

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Beware of COVID-19 Related Scams

The Canadian Anti-fraud Agency is reporting hundreds of scams related to COVID-19 as fraudsters take advantage of fear, uncertainty and misinformation. In particular, be aware of spoofed government, health care or research information and unsolicited calls, emails or text requesting

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Curbside Pickup: Tips for Businesses

While curbside pick up accommodation is meant to help businesses get working again, a reminder it must be done in conjunction with ongoing health & safety guidelines. So, no sidewalk sales or promotions that attract large crowds, and customers cannot

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