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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Spring 2021

Spring flowers

Looking forward to another year and gradual easing of restrictions as more of us get vaccinated.

The Town of Caledon has approved the BIA budget for the coming year.   This year we again kept BIA expenses to a minimum in recognition of the ongoing difficulties of our members due to COVID.  Nevertheless, we are still able to provide the magnificent flower display which enlivens downtown Bolton every year.   Look for updated information and if you want to help with the set up we are always looking for volunteers around the end of May.

Another hopeful sign is the downtown Bolton Revitalization Project. The consultant report is now approved by the Town and the Task Force will be starting its work soon.

The Town has also approved the new use of the old Fire Hall on Ann Street as a community focus. The “Firehub” will feature a year-round market for local foods and artisanal products. It will also host events and include a coworking space and public washrooms. 

As always, if the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions or ideas to showcase downtown Bolton please contact admin@downtownbolton.ca 

From your Board of Management, stay safe and healthy and get the vaccine as soon as you can!

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
April 2021

COVID-19 Support For Businesses

Find out if your business is eligible for grants from the Province of Ontario to help with the cost of personal protective equipment, property taxes, energy bills and extra support if you have to close or significantly restrict services because of provincial public health measures.

Main Street Relief Grant Expanded

The Main Street Relief Grant is a one-time grant which reimburses main street businesses for up to $1,000 in PPE costs incurred since March 17, 2020. Eligible businesses now include those with 2 to 19 employees in the following sectors:

  • Retail trade
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Personal and laundry services
  • Gyms and yoga studios
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help eligible small business owners who needed to close or significantly restrict their services during the shutdown. Each eligible small business will be able to use this funding in whatever way makes the most sense for their individual business. 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Welcome to a New (and better!) Year in 2021

Happy New Year Message

We come into the New Year seeing even greater restrictions as we continue to fight the pandemic.   See our Business Directory for a local business that may be able to serve you despite restrictions. Besides making purchases, there are ways to help, such as:

  • Leave a Google review for a local store or service that you have enjoyed. It costs nothing and promotes the business.
  • Buy Gift Cards from spas, restaurants etc. These can be used later and helps tide over to better times.
  • Follow the store or service and comment on their social media posts.
  • Reach out to encourage a business you know and even volunteer or help, if you can.

If the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions about downtown Bolton please contact Trudy at admin@downtownbolton.ca

Lastly I encourage all business owners to get involved, if you have not already, in the Bolton Revitalization Project.   See this page for details of the last chance to give input and the upcoming public meeting.

From your Board of Management, stay safe and healthy and hope for better times ahead.

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
January 2021

Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan

A virtual Public Information Meeting has been scheduled for February 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Details to stream the meeting will be available in the Planning and Development Committee agenda which will be posted a week before the meeting.

If you wish to speak at the Public Meeting, email agenda@caledon.ca to be added to the speakers list prior to the meeting. You can join the meeting through the Webex directions on the Town’s website (in the agenda), and you will be called upon to speak by the Clerk.

COVID 19 Community Town Hall

Dr. Lawrence Loh will be joining Mayor Allan Thompson for a COVID 19 virtual Town Hall on December 2nd at 6:00pm 

As the second wave of the pandemic is an evolving crisis, the Town of Caledon has also secured Dr. Loh for a Town Hall on December 23rd at 6:00pm 

On December 15th at 6:00pm, Mayor Thompson will be joined by MPP Hon. Sylvia Jones and MP Mr. Kyle Seeback for Business Supports Town Hall 

Please submit your questions for Dr. Loh and Min. Jones and Mr. Seeback to mayor@caledon.ca

For information on how to access by phone or live streaming caledon.ca/agenda

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Message from the Chair – Winter 2020

Christmas Message

As we look forward to the Holiday Season in this unique time and in face of even more lockdowns, it is more important than ever that we do what we can to support our local businesses.

Many small businesses make up to half of their annual revenue from this season. See our Business Directory for a local business that may be able to serve you despite restrictions. Besides making purchases there are ways to help, such as:

  • Leave a GOOGLE review about a local store or service that you have enjoyed. It costs nothing and promotes the business.
  • Buy Gift Cards from spas, restaurants etc. Can be used later and helps tide over to better times.
  • Follow the store or service and comment on social media.
  • Reach out to encourage a business you know and even volunteer help, if you can.

Soon we will be decorating downtown with holiday banners and the Christmas Tree at the gazebo. If you will have a holiday display at your business, let us know and we will feature it on the website.

Lastly, if the BIA can help in promoting your downtown business or event, or for any questions about downtown Bolton please contact Trudy at admin@downtownbolton.ca

From all of us on the Board, the very best of the Season and stay safe and healthy

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA

Winter 2020

Apply for Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Grant

This grant aims to help businesses recover costs for personal protective equipment (PPE) or for rebates to help with fixed costs, such as property tax and energy bills. Find out if your business is eligible and apply by clicking the button below.