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Digital Main Street Launches Across Ontario to Help Small Businesses Adopt Digital Practices

by Digital Main Street   |   August 27, 2018   |

In Ontario, Digital Main Street will help small businesses improve how they use digital tools, and help them adopt technologies like ecommerce and social media platforms. Other Digital Main Street services that will be available include digital training, local service squads, and grants of up to $2,500 to help businesses adopt digital technology.

“Small main street businesses are the heart of our communities, and we are committed to ensuring that they continue to flourish.”

“Today’s announcement marks the start of an important program for Ontario’s small businesses and our communities,” said Kay Matthews, executive director of OBIAA. “Small main street businesses are the heart of our communities, and we are committed to ensuring that they continue to flourish. Being digital is now a vital part of business success and we are passionate about ensuring that small businesses get the support they need.”

The OBIAA said small businesses from across Ontario can register online and take the Digital Main Street Assessment to determine their digital practices so far and gain advice on where to focus for improvement.

“We are excited to see that Digital Main Street will be extended across Ontario,” said John Kiru, executive director of the Toronto Business Improvement Area Association. “Our partnership with OBIAA has a long successful history, and we’re delighted to continue to work with together on this important initiative, thanks to the support of the Province of Ontario.”

In September 2016, the City of Toronto launched the Digital Main Street Lab, a retail tech incubator that focuses on launching retail tech companies that can work with main street businesses in Toronto.

You can find more details here.

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Request for Proposals re: Carriage Rides for Downtown Brampton

76 Main Street North, Brampton, ON, L6V 1N7
Request for Proposal

Re: Downtown Brampton BIA Holiday Carriage Rides
Request for Proposals re: Carriage Rides for Downtown Brampton
The Downtown Brampton BIA is asking interested vendors to submit quotes for holiday carriage rides throughout the 2018 Holiday Season.
Interested vendors must provide a quote for the following dates:

Dates & # of carriages:
– Sunday November 18, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 2/2

– Friday November 23, 2018 6 – 10 p.m. 2
– Saturday November 24, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2
– Sunday November 25, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 2/6

– Friday November 30, 2018 6 – 10 p.m. 2
– Saturday December 1, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2
– Sunday December 2, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 2 /6

– Friday December 7, 2018 6-10 p.m. 2
– Saturday December 8, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2
– Sunday December 9, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 2/6

– Friday December 14, 2018 6-10 p.m. 2
– Saturday December 15, 2018 4-8 p.m. 2
– Sunday December 16, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 2/6

– Friday December 21, 2018 6-10 p.m. 2
– Saturday December 22, 2018 4-8 p.m. 2
– Sunday December 23, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 2/6

– Wednesday December 26, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2
– Thursday December 27, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2
– Friday December 28, 2018 6 – 10 p.m. 2

– Saturday December 29, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2
– Sunday December 30, 2018 12-4 p.m. 2/10
Total: 42

Dates & # Wagon Rides:
– Sunday December 2, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 1
– Sunday December 9, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 1
– Sunday December 16, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 1
– Sunday December 23, 2018 12 – 4 p.m. 1
Total: 4

Additional for 2019
– Carriage Rides February 14, 2018 6 – 10 p.m. 2
About the Downtown Brampton BIA

The Downtown Brampton BIA is comprised of local business owners and landlords with the
objective of improving the quality of experiences for all, who work, live and play in the downtown
area. The BIA hosts events to promote the downtown area and to help attract new businesses.
As a newly revived organization, we want to create relevance and excitement through strong
marketing messages.

Scope of work:
– Carriage Rides in 4 hour intervals (2 carriages on most occasions)
– Additional staff to help load people onto the carriage
– Clean – up where needed
– 5 million in liability insurance naming the City of Brampton and the Downtown Brampton
BIA.

Submission process:
Questions are welcome and should be directed to the undersigned.
Quotes may be submitted electronically to suzy.godefroy@brampton.ca or via mail to:
DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON BIA
76 Main Street North
Brampton ON L6V 1N7
Attention: Suzy Godefroy – Executive Director
Deadline: September 14, 2018

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Taste of Brampton – Applications OPEN!

The Downtown Brampton BIA is currently accepting applications for the Taste of Brampton this upcoming fall (Oct 15-29) from both downtown BIA businesses and businesses outside of the BIA boundary. Interested applicants must apply by Thursday, September 6, 2018 by 11:59PM EST.

Applicants must send the completed forms to andrea.magana@brampton.ca

or mail to: ATTN – Andrea Magana

76 Main Street North

Brampton, ON L6V 1N7

Applications: Businesses outside of the downtown core – Taste of Brampton Application

Downtown Brampton BIA Businesses – Taste of Brampton Application

 

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