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Standoff includes police as Mississauga gym owner reopens despite COVID-19 emergency orders – Toronto

After bylaw officers sat outside for two days watching, Peel Regional Police officers moved in outside a Mississauga gym that opened this week in the face of Ontario laws that prevent fitness facilities from seeing most clients in person. But despite the police presence, the gym remained open and…
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CFL, XFL face plenty of hurdles if they want to join forces and form a partnership

The CFL and XFL are continuing their talks on a potential partnership and ways to grow the game. However, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, a co-owner of the American-based XFL, gave the impression the two sides are much further along with a recent tweet. “We’ll figure out a smart season…
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Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic – Toronto

According to an analysis done by Destination Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the city’s economy $8.35 billion due to a drop in tourism and hospitality spending. Some of the hardest hit sectors include: retail: $1.68 billion food and beverage: $1.33 billion accommodations: $1.21 billion finance: $1.03 billion transportation:…
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Toronto brewery overcomes coronavirus pandemic obstacles to launch business – Toronto

At 11 a.m. on opening day, mask-wearing customers are already rolling into Red Tape Brewery in Toronto‘s Upper Beaches neighbourhood. It’s been a long time coming for married business partners, Sarabeth and Sean Holden, who had planned on opening during the first half of 2020. But with construction delays,…
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Toronto rental market turned upside down by coronavirus pandemic, hands power to tenants

TORONTO — Landlords are lining up to sign Rees Nam and their partner as tenants, even though the two have already found an apartment in Toronto — a far cry from when Nam was last on the hunt, two years ago. Back then, it took a personal connection for Nam…
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Coronavirus: Toronto businesses partner to provide 5,000 meals a week to frontline health-care workers

Liberty Entertainment Group and partners have organized Food to Fight, an initiative that provides 5,000 meals a week to the frontline staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and Toronto General Hospital. Susan Hay has the story.
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Activists, business partners, parents: Find out how this Ajax couple does it all

Monique Prince describes herself as a woman with many hats. With her husband, Eusi, she’s the co-owner of two popular barbershops in the Greater Toronto Area called All My Sons Hair of Art Studio. Together, this couple understand the importance of keeping a balance. But maintaining a balance is a…
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Despite ongoing issues, Ontario plans to reduce small business accessibility requirements – Toronto

For most people, hailing a cab is no big deal, but Diane Bergeron has a guide dog and she says that makes all the difference. After a hotel doorman hailed a taxi for Bergeron, she said the driver refused to allow her guide dog Lucy on board. “He just said,…
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Rob Ford denies helping business partner with powers as mayor – Toronto

TORONTO- Rob Ford is once again facing allegations that he used his position as mayor to help a client of his company, Deco Labels and Tags. “I’ve answered this numerous times, I’ll answer it again. Deco has never benefited one iota, not one dime from any business we have done…
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Entrepreneur steps away from tragic moment, opens new business – Toronto

BRAMPTON- There’s a new business in Brampton that hasn’t officially opened- yet people are already stopping by. Daniel and Renata Lewis have known each other since they were eight years old. Now they’re not only partners in life but business partners as well – a tea business. On Thursday Daniel…