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COVID-19 Business Impact Survey #2

Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 03:42 PM

The Caledon Economic Development Office conducted an online COVID-19 Business Impact Survey in June. This is the second Business Impact Survey undertaken, the first was conducted in April.

Highlights

The data collected indicates no significant variations from the first business impact survey. There were, however, a couple differences of note:

Recovery may take longer

When asked how they would recover if the pandemic ended today

  • only 36% indicated recovering in a 1–6 month timeframe, a drop...

Bernie Gallo store manager

Food Basics opens in Bolton

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2020 08:00 AM

Food Basics opened their doors on June 25. We asked store manager, Bernie Gallo to tell us about the store and why they located in Bolton.

Tell us about your business. 

Food Basics is the discount grocery banner of Metro Ontario. We’re committed to three main principles: Always Fresh, Always in Stock and Always at Great Prices. We have been helping customers save money on their grocery needs since 1995. Bolton will be our 138th location in Ontario.

We're so happy to open our doors to the...

Small business owner smiling in storefront

Caledon joins ShopHERE to help local business grow

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 04:18 PM

To help support our local small businesses, Caledon has joined the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

ShopHERE powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program at digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere to get their online store built at no-cost.

This program goes beyond just main street bricks and mortar locations as it...

map of eligible funding areas in Caledon

Goal of high-speed internet for Caledon reaches major milestone

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2020 11:30 AM

The Province of Ontario announced today that an RFP worth over $5 million will result in a major improvement to Caledon’s high-speed internet infrastructure.  Issued by Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT), the RFP includes contributions from all three levels of government – and a local investment of over $600,000 from the Town of Caledon.  

“We have long advocated that this is an essential service and now the pandemic has underscored it,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “I’m...

Building permits

Caledon to launch online service innovations and new website

Posted on Monday, June 01, 2020 03:30 PM

To improve customer service the Town of Caledon is launching a new mobile-friendly website and introducing new online services focused on the most popular services residents and businesses need.

“Because of COVID-19 we’ve had to close Town Hall and all our other facilities for public and staff safety,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “But the good news is that this has given us the opportunity to look at ways to improve the way we deliver services and find new ways to get things done.”

These services...