COVID-19 Impact Business Resources

Find resources to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 containment and reopening measures on your business.


As Toronto and the province returned to stricter measures to stop the spread of surging COVID-19 cases, small business support programs were announced. The recent government programs have been added to the resources below. Read a summary of the COVID Lockdown support programs.

Grey Lockdown Measures

Grey Lockdown modifications for food establishments and retail announced by the province on March 19, 2021



The City of Toronto is preparing to oversee the safe restart of some services and partial reopening of many businesses. Resources have been developed to help support business through this time. For guidance on safely reopening, business operators can reference the Toronto Public Health Planning Guide, and visit the COVID-19: Reopening Guidelines for Businesses & Organizations to view sector specific resources.

Decisions about when and how businesses can begin operating will be made by the Government of Ontario in accordance with its framework to reopen the province after COVID-19


COVID-19 Support for Businesses in Parkdale – High Park :
Backgrounder on all the federal programs and measures announced to date to support businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Public Health Update Page

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Changes to Taxes and Benefits: Helping Canadians With the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Calling All Suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidey (CEWS) Extension Details

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Record of Employment  (ROE) Guidelines for Issuing EI

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Benefits and services

Employment Insurance and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada 

Export Development Canada

EDC Stands Ready to Support Canadian Exporters Impacted by COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains


Ontario’s One-Window Portal to Small Business Supports

Get COVID-19 relief funding for your business

Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

More Guidance from the Province of Ontario

Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus

List of Essential Workplaces

Extended Validation Periods

Electricity Relief – Fixed Electricity Price as of Jan. 1, 2021 – FAQ

Energy & Property Tax Rebates – temporary property tax and energy cost rebates application & requirements

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program – Small Business (CEAP-SB) for utility bills

Stop The Spread Business Info Line

Ontario’s Action Plan Responding to COVID-19: March 2020 Economic & Fiscal Update , March 27, 2020

News Release: Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
Significantly Enhanced Measures will Help Contain Spread of COVID-19, March 17, 2020 9:13 A.M.

Enhanced Measures to Protect Ontarians from COVID-19March 16, 2020 8:19 P.M

Ministry of Health, The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade

Comprehensive list of Government Responses to COVID-19 Updated, March 31, 2020

Support for Businesses Updated March 18, 2020

Ontario Ministry of Health

Stats and Self Assessment Tool


City’s Response, Measures and Supports to COVID-19

COVID-19 Economic Response and Support for Business

11 Division Police Services


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Sign for Small Businesses – Generic

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau & Premier Ford

Letter on the Value of BIAs During this Critical Time

COVID-19 OBIAA Survey Results

Digital Main Street – Resources for Small Business

Curbside Pickup Info Compiled by OBIAA (Word Document)


Bank of Montreal – How to Avoid the Coronavirus Phishing Scam

Business Development Bank of Canada

Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by Coronavirus

Business Continuity Plan and Templates for Entrepreneurs

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – List of Known COVID-19 Scams

Canadian Chamber of Commerce  – Pandemic Preparedness for Business

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Facebook for Business – Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Google for Business – Ad Credits for small- and medium-sized businesses

Help For My Restaurant – Website Link – Petition for non-debt solutions for small businesses

TechSoup – Working From Home