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#Lights-On: Recovery and Reboot in Live Entertainment brings together leaders and experts in business, economics, public policy, public health and arts organizations to begin the important work of supporting the live entertainment sector in its recovery by building issue-specific strategies and practices.

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This project includes a series of outreach activities organized by Ryerson’s School of Creative Industries, the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Foundation, with support from the City of Toronto, Mass Culture, TO Live, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, SOCAN and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.

The government of British Columbia is acting on a longstanding liquor policy recommendation to help bars and restaurants survive the challenges of COVID-19.

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Wholesale liquor pricing for bars and restaurants has long been a liquor policy recommendation as one that would go a long way to improve operations for licensed establishments.

Beer Company donates 135,000 facemasks to restaurants across Canada, plus re-opening kits that include hand sanitizer, sanitizer towers, social-distancing signage and support in going contactless with menus through QR-Code coasters, tent cards and point-of-sale integration.

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Labatt is also supporting the safe re-opening of restaurants and businesses as a corporate partner to roll out the POST Promise — a private sector-led program that allows business owners to sign a declaration to uphold five key steps to help prevent the spread — and through brand initiatives, including Stella Artois’ Rally for Restaurants gift-card program.

$ 30 million circular economy investment fund from the City of Montreal & Fondaction to help boost the economy

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To begin with, the fund will target the sectors that proved to be critical in Montreal during the pandemic, namely agri-food, residual materials management and sustainable mobility.

The City of Victoria’s move to allow businesses to build patios on street “flex spaces” may continue past the pandemic.

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Victoria’s downtown business association says it will be a key to keep the dollars tourists usually bring flowing. And that the impact will be far beyond just those with patios.

The City of Oakland ‘s Slow Streets initiative starts with places that are on the City’s High Injury Network, the 6% of streets that account for 60+% of severe/fatal crashes. Listening & adjusting are built into the process

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This new iteration of Slow Streets is driven by community feedback and advocacy, especially from East Oaklanders. While the Oakland Slow Streets program overall continues to receive overwhelming support among community survey respondents, those responding to surveys are more likely to be white, have high incomes and live in North Oakland. Data from Alameda County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard indicates that East Oaklanders and people of color are more likely to suffer harm from this pandemic. The City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) has prioritized collaborative meetings and discussions with community groups, especially those representing residents in East Oakland.

Vancity, LOCO BC, and business organizations throughout the Lower Mainland are launching a program to promote the purchase of gift cards from local businesses in partnership with Support Local BC. 

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The site launched initially with businesses from the Greater Victoria region and has currently sold more than $22,000 in gift cards for 172 businesses. With this partnership with Vancity and LOCO BC, the platform is expanding to include businesses through Metro Vancouver and in Squamish, and is expected to connect consumers to hundreds of local businesses. To join the platforms, businesses can sign up at no cost. The sign up process takes about two minutes to fill out the form and businesses will be added to the site quickly. Gift cards are available for purchase in $10, $25, $50 and $100 denominations.

City of Montreal sets out a $22M plan with 20 impressive actions for its inclusive and green economic recovery: including nightlife, arts&culture, social economy, responsible purchasing, delivery services, street vibrancy, data, temp use of vacant space & more.

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The plan is the result of major mobilization from Montréal’s business community and has three objectives:

  • Stabilizing and supporting the economy, short term
  • Reinventing the city’s economic development
  • Mobilizing all partners for green and inclusive economic development

The full plan is available in French and a summary in English


The City of Edmonton is launching several environmental rebates and tools focusing on environmental upgrades over the summer to stimulate the economy.

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This includes:

  • The Building Retrofit Accelerator rebate program facilitates renovations to improve energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings.
  • A solar rebate program to save up to $4,000 towards the installation of a solar electric system for their home
  • A rebate for residential and property owners interested in installing a Level 2electric vehicle charging station
  • an electric bike rebate program, which will let Edmontonians interested in buying an e-bike apply for rebates covering 30 per cent of the cost of the vehicle to a maximum of $750.

CBRN Small Business Relief Fund will help 62 small Canadian businesses recover and support their resilience, for a total of $620,000 in funds.

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Businesses can use the $10,000 grants to support their recovery efforts, including paying salaries, acquiring safety and personal protective equipment for staff, replenishing materials or paying for the measures required to adapt business models to the economic impacts of COVID-19. To be eligible to apply, businesses must:

  1. Be a for-profit company; and,
  2. Belong to a chamber of commerce, board of trade or association that is a member of the Canadian Business Resilience Network; and;
  3. Have between 2 and 50 employees; and,
  4. Have been in business for 2 years as of March 1, 2020; and,
  5. Have an annual revenue between $150,000 CAD and $5,000,000 CAD; and,
  6. Have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  7. Meet the other eligibility criteria set out in the program’s terms and conditions.

The City has implemented a number of initiatives to support local businesses and the community to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including $575,000 in economic stimulus grants.

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The City’s webpage includes guides to reopening, virtual town halls, links to applications for grants, etc.

Salt Lake City Civic Engagement Team has developed a guide to engagement during COVID

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This is a Guide of Best Practices for Engagement in the Time of COVID-19. Included are resources for online and traditional (but adapted) engagement. Much of this guide is adapted from hosted webinars the week of March 23-27, 2020.
This guide can also be given to consultants to help with engagement during COVID-19.

Independent movie theatre in Toronto « sells » seats to raise needed funds to survive COVID19-related closure.

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To help keep the community engaged and to ensure the Fox Theatre in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood will still be in business once the virus restrictions are lifted, a fundraising campaign was started by the theatre. For $150, plus taxes, community could purchase a plaque with their name on it to be put on seats at the historic theatre. The Fox posted information about the sale on their website and within a short amount of time all 251 seats were « sold ». The theatre later sold naming rights for other parts of the building.

City of Quebec launched a currency to encourage purchases from local merchants

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Quebec City residents can buy « packages » of the local currency in various denominations that can be redeemed for 20-60% more than their purchased cost. Within a few hours the entire packages on offer had been sold out raising over  $ 130,000 for local businesses.

Ma Zone Québec is a transactional platform for discovering Quebec-based local entrepreneurs and local products and services.

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There is recognition that even if you want to buy local, sometimes it’s difficult to find products and services. The objective of this platform is to favor local purchases in a simple, practical and friendly way to really allow a change in consumption habits. The mission of Ma Zone Québec is also to participate in the influence of our local entrepreneurs. Ma Zone Québec is a showcase that challenges itself to make the people behind the products and services known. Craftsmen, entrepreneurs, creators, founders, they are the ones who must be highlighted and made discover their inspiring stories.

L’indice de prospérité de l’île du Sud donne un aperçu de la reprise économique mensuelle de la région de Victoria pendant et après COVID19

Général : Communautés et réseaux en ligne | Le leadership politique | Les entreprises locales

L’Indice de prospérité 2020 contient des données comparatives sur 33 indicateurs qui donnent une image de la santé économique sur trois thèmes : le dynamisme économique, l’équité et l’inclusion, la prospérité environnementale.

Recommandations stratégiques : l’équité de la race, du risque et de la main-d’œuvre dans l’économie du coronavirus

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Pour remédier aux inégalités mises en évidence dans cette analyse et jeter les bases d’une reprise équitable, les décideurs doivent protéger les travailleurs en assurant des conditions sûres et des protections adéquates et en améliorant la rémunération et la qualité des emplois à bas salaires; soutenir les travailleurs disloqués par le biais de soutiens directs et de programmes ciblés de formation professionnelle et de placement; et planifier un changement de paysage économique à la suite du ralentissement de la pandémie. Recommandations stratégiques incluses ici.

The All-In Cities Toolkit part of « All-In Cities initiative » of PolicyLink to accelerate the work of government leaders and community advocates to advance racial economic inclusion and equitable growth

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The All-In Cities Toolkit offers actionable strategies that advocates and policymakers can use to advance racial equity. Each tool contains information on important policy considerations, who can implement it, and examples of where it is working.

Transforming a Restaurant into an Outdoor Market using simple furniture designs

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A restaurant in Dallas is coping with the pandemic by leveraging Better Block’s approach to adaptive urbanism. The Better Block crew had constructed several wooden market stalls that were going to be used for a pop-up outdoor market in the Allen project. Now, they’ve used them to turn Oddfellows into an actual outdoor market, stocking the shelves with the restaurant’s stock and selling neighbors staples that may be difficult to find at the stores that remain open.

The City of Vancouver launches its Temporary Expedited Patio Program

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This free program will allow restaurants and liquor-serving establishments to create temporary patios on streets, on-street parking spaces, or sidewalks either in front of or adjacent to their venues.To hasten the process, template patio drawings are being offered and a staff team has been dedicated to reviewing the applications. Permits will be issued within two business days for applications that meet requirements.

Toronto’s ‘rescue operation’ for restaurants includes fast-tracked approvals, more space for patio dining

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Called “CafeTO”, the city program is identifying sidewalk and right-of-way space, including “parklets,” adjacent to bars and restaurants that can be made available for outdoor dining with physical distancing to ensure minimal chance of virus infection. The normal patio approval process will be dramatically streamlined, city council will be asked to waive fees, and the Ontario government is agreeing to help quickly address any liquor licensing issues

Montréal crée un bassin de designers et d’architectes montréalais pour concevoir et mettre en œuvre des projets temporaires de développement urbain pour les rues commerciales.

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La sélection d’un groupe de soumissionnaires qualifiés et compétents permettra ainsi à la ville d’être plus agile dans l’attribution de contrats de service professionnels d’un commun accord. De cette façon, les arrondissements et les services municipaux ainsi que les Sociétés de développement commerciale pourront faire appel à des équipes préqualifiées pour concevoir et mettre en œuvre des mesures qui traitent de leurs problèmes, tels que les itinéraires modifiés et la mobilité des utilisateurs, l’embarquement sécuritaire et le débarquement des usagers du transport en commun, les files d’attente pour les entreprises, les zones de vente et de consommation en plein air, les espaces de ramassage et de livraison fonctionnels et techniques et de livraison. , aires de repos et mobilier urbain (p. ex., toilettes, bancs, réceptacles d’ordures sans contact). Étant donné la nature expérimentale des projets de développement temporaire en cours et à venir, il est important de faire bon usage d’une gamme ou de solutions de haute performance qui peuvent être déployées dans toute la ville.

Architecture Sans Frontières Québec apporte un soutien technique aux entreprises montréalaises pour s’adapter aux mesures de distanciation physique et de santé

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Grâce au financement de la Ville, l’organisme aidera plus d’une centaine de commerçants dans le besoin à adapter leurs établissements à se conformer aux mesures de distanciation sociale et de santé émises par les autorités de santé publique. L’ASFQ produira également un guide d’adaptation commerciale, dont la sortie est prévue en juin. Jusqu’en octobre, une équipe de professionnels prêtera main forte en effectuant des audits et des adaptations de santé pour les petites entreprises indépendantes afin de réduire les risques de propagation du COVID-19.

Restaurants Canada holding a series of « Rapid Recovery Series Sessions »

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10 sessions designed to help operators reopen, reinvent, and rebuild their businesses. All sessions will be recorded and sent out to registrants post-series. Sign up to secure your spot and ensure on list to be sent a recording.

Restarting Restaurants, Food Services & Retail webinars for Downtown Victoria businesses

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Run a restaurant or food service business? Have questions about reopening and operating safely during COVID-19? Join us Wednesday, June 10th 10AM – 11:30AM for a FREE Q&A session. The expert panel includes the Chief Medical Officer for Island Health and the BC Restaurant and Food Association. These sessions are co-hosted by the Downtown Victoria Business Association and Community Micro Lending. As we adjust to living and working with COVID-19, we’re offering two sessions to help businesses reopen and operate safely: Two webinars planned:
Restarting Restaurants & Food Services on Wednesday, June 10th 10AM – 11:30AM
Restarting Retail on Thursday, June 11th 11AM – 12:30PM

Ottawa opening public washrooms at five beaches, public parks

La santé publique | Le leadership politique | Les entreprises locales | Les parcs et l’espace public

The City of Ottawa has announced the seasonal washrooms at Andrew Haydon Park, Britannia Park, Westboro Beach, Mooney’s Bay Beach and Petrie Island beaches. Water fountains at the five parks and beaches will also be turned on.

Patios Everywhere program will help local restaurants reopen safely in Barrie

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This program is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will support local restaurants by providing flexibility to restaurant owners while at the same time ensuring safety standards and measures remain in place. The Patios Everywhere Program is intended to address patios that are outside of the downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Toolkit for Reopening Canada’s Economy

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Toolkit prepared by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Canadian Business Resilience Network is designed to provide guidance, or access to guidance, for business owners and senior managers responsible for re-establishing their operations while ensuring the health and safety of operators, staff, customers and the general public is at the forefront.

Mississauga Made is an online initiative inspired to support and promote local businesses across the City.

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Platform for supporting local businesses includes:

Buy from Local Businesses

Join the Conversation & Support the Movement

Order from Local Restaurants

Share & Promote Local Businesses on Social Media

The City of Portland is launching innovative and transformative street-related policies to use street space for people — and less for drivers and their cars —to help businesses survive.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation will allow local business owners to apply for permits so they can offer food and other services in the public right-of-way. This goes far beyond a simple sidewalk dining permit and is expected to fast-track a host of new possibilities like customer queuing zones in what used to be parking spaces and dining tables and barber chairs in streets and parking lots.

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