Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

Small Business Resources

Small Business Forums & Programs

CaféTO Grant Program

The CaféTO Dining District Grant Program provides grant funding to Business Improvement Areas, business associations, and other not-for-profit organizations to support restaurants and bars with expanded outdoor dining opportunities. Deadline for application is 11:59 pm on May 10. Details here.

Good Neighbour Guide for Late Night Businesses

City Council has adopted amendments to the Licensing Bylaw and Zoning Bylaws as part of the Night Economy Review in December 2023. The amended bylaws will come into effect on January 1, 2025. The City of Toronto held a Night Economy Town Hall in January to share the latest information including the adopted regulatory amendments.

Also introduced was the Good Neighbour Guide for Late Night Businesses. This guide is a comprehensive resource and includes best practices for live music venues, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, retailers, service providers, and other businesses operating between the hours 6 pm - 6 am. The guide presents relevant information and provides links to related resources, from the City of Toronto and external sources, intended to support operators in running a safe establishment that also benefits the surrounding community, including nearby residents and other businesses.

Small Business Resources

Here’s a listing of City of Toronto resources and programs to help support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic: