City of Toronto launches call for new Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition program to protect affordable housing

Today, the City of Toronto is launching a request for proposals (RFP) for the new Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition (MURA) program to protect affordable housing for Toronto residents. Approved by City Council in the 2022 budget, this program provides $20 million in grant funding and City Open Door Program incentives to qualified non-profit and Indigenous housing providers, including housing cooperatives and community land trusts.

City of Toronto COVID-19 mask bylaw to expire when most provincial masking regulations are lifted on March 21

Today, Toronto City Council amended Bylaw 541-2020, the Mask Bylaw, so that it expires when the Province of Ontario lifts provincial masking requirements in most settings on March 21. Masks continue to be mandatory in high-risk and congregate settings including public transit, long-term care and retirement homes, health-care settings, congregate care settings, shelters and jails under provincial regulation. Prior to the amendment, the City’s Mask Bylaw was set to expire on April 8, 2022.

Mayor Tory launches campaign to help small businesses during their pandemic recovery

Today, at Trinity Common, Mayor John Tory announced a new business supports campaign to help make small business owners and operators more aware of grants, incentives, training and other available resources as they recover from the pandemic. Small businesses, including restaurants, are encouraged to take advantage of these resources, which include access to one-on-one virtual assistance, COVID-19 guidelines, and links to other financial resources and relief measures.

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