Dear friends! 

This time around it’s a different type of blog post. I’d like to talk about what greatly concerns us all and which has no connection to my Real Estate business.

What kind of support and help you can receive from the Government during COVID-19.

What are the lines in the stores?

What’s happening in our community.

In this blog post, I’ll share all the official information available and also some personal experiences. 

The Federal Government has provided a lot of resources with official information regarding COVID-19. 

You can find them here  

The government announced that there will be additional assistance for people whose earnings have decreased. 

You can find the rules and apply here:

The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.

You can find the rules and apply here:

The federal government is expanding a loan program for small- and medium-sized businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic and working on new support for companies having trouble paying rent. The Canadian Emergency Business Account will now provide up to $40,000 in government-guaranteed loans to businesses that had payrolls between $20,000 and $1.5 million last year. 

You can find all the information regarding support for individuals and businesses here. 

Application for The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for employers (“CEWS”): 

If you experience any type of mental distress or you’d like to help those who experience it, you can find a lot of information here:

There is very helpful data which can help you to determine, in real-time, where to shop according to the waiting periods outside the grocery store. You can find it here

If you have difficulties with paying a mortgage, you can find some information here on how to get relief

And here is some personal experience from yesterday.

I went to Highland Farm at Dufferin and Major Mac in Maple, ON, at 5 pm and the line was about 5-10 minutes. 

I purchased almost everything I wanted, even toilet paper. No sanitizers. In this store and many others, the first hour after opening is designed for seniors and other high-risk people to shop for groceries which is why the store is asking others not to come during this time. 

I also went to Shoppers in the same plaza: there was no queue, the post office and the pharmacy are both working. By the way, I only needed milk and bread on Saturday, and instead of standing in a line at Highland Farms, I went to Shoppers and bought everything.

In southern Yummy Market (North York location), one of the workers tested positive for COVID-19 and his last working day was March 30. The official statement from Yummy Market declares that they sanitized the store and are open for business again. Same with the Longo’s in both Woodbridge and Vaughan locations. 

I hope this information will help you to navigate through rumours and uncertainty during this challenging period.

I wish you and your good health.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

🤝We are here to serve the community. 

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