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Toronto Region Board of Trade Calls for Enhanced Supports in Light of Omicron Restrictions

The Board responds to restrictions announced concerning the spread of the Omicron variant, advocating for a more long-term, nuanced plan for the future.

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TORONTO, December 17, 2021 – The Toronto Region Board of Trade appreciates that restrictions announced today are a response to the shifting situation and increased concern around the spread of the Omicron variant. We understand that these restrictions were not imposed lightly and are being implemented in response to a rapidly changing circumstance.  

This does not, however, reduce the impact they will have on the province’s businesses. We call on all levels of government to collaborate to instate new programs designed to support businesses that face reduced revenues or are forced to close their doors during this period of increased restrictions.  

Many supports that have allowed businesses to maintain their financial health through previous restrictions have expired or been repealed as the province looked forward to reopening the economy. These programs, or adequate replacements, must be reinstated quickly in order to provide clarity and confidence for the business community.

About Toronto Region Board of Trade

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is one of the largest and most influential business chambers in North America and is a catalyst for the region’s economic agenda. We pursue policy change to drive the growth and competitiveness of the Toronto region and facilitate market opportunities with programs, partnerships and connections to help our members succeed – domestically and internationally.

Media Contact

Andrew Perez, Media Relations Manager