The City is providing a grace period for property taxes. For more information about City Property Tax and Water Bill deferral programs; the Mayor’s Economic Support and Recovery Task Force; Federal & Provincial Programs visit this city website.
Do you need help finding financial assistance, mental health support, employment support, childcare, housing, food, clothing and shelter? Find help at 211toronto.ca or call 211 or text 21166.
211 Central offers a free, 24/7 confidential service in 150 languages, including online, text and chat services. It is funded by United Way Greater Toronto, the City of Toronto, and the Government of Ontario.
Help for Seniors
Red Cross Food Delivery Service – 1-833-204-9952
This service is made available for qualifying seniors and others that are in self-isolation and do not have alternative access to food through family, friends, or other food delivery services, and are not receiving assistance from another community food program. Call 1-833-204-9952 for eligibility and registration information.
Toronto Seniors Helpline – 416 217 2077 / 1 877 621 2077
for support and referral to services, including updates on Covid 19
Friendly Neighbour Hotline for Low-income Seniors – 1-855-581-9580
Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) – Steps for Justice
CLEO has gathered some some legal information on the numerous questions arising from the COVID-19 situation – you can find them on a special section of CLEO’s Steps to Justice website at https://stepstojustice.ca/covid-19
An overview of the Federal Government’s announced support for Canadians and Businesses. Highlights include:
The Federal government recommends people apply for Employment Insurance online.
Employment and Social Development Canada – A list of resources on topics including employment insurance, work-sharing program, and the labour program and federally regulated workplaces. (03/16/20)
Resources for Businesses – A list of resources on topics such as supporting employees, financial implications and business preparedness, business travel and events, and exporting and international business. (03/16/20)
Resources for Artists and Arts Workers
Resources for Small Businesses
- City of Toronto Economic Recovery Website
- Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
- Toronto Region Board of Trade
- Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
- Save Hospitality
- Save Small Business