Executive Director's message - April 2020

Emery Village BIA is doing everything we can to support businesses during this pandemic. While there is a lot of information circulating about extended deadlines and benefits, it may be overwhelming to find which ones are right for you during this time.

To assist you in navigating this, we have put together a brand new COVID-19 webpage with federal, provincial, and municipal resources available. It includes descriptions for each benefit, and how to apply. We have also set up a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to browse through for specific answers. All of these resources are now available on the front page at:


Finally, just a reminder that we have increased security patrols during this time and implemented an emergency plan. We have increased our operating patrols to include two day patrol cars (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and four evening patrol cars (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) to ensure full coverage of our area.

Please ensure that your alarm company has the most up to date contact information and telephone numbers in the event of an alarm call. The two numbers for VP Protection Dispatch are 416-218-3226, or 647-202-3022.

In general, please remember to continue practicing health and safety guidelines as well as social distancing rules. Wash your hands frequently, before and after meals, after using the washroom, and every time you cough or sneeze. Regularly disinfect surfaces which carry a lot of germs, such as tabletops, kitchen counters, and doorknobs.

Finally, please keep all non-essential travel to a minimum – remember that even if you are healthy, you can risk transferring the virus to someone vulnerable.


Sandra Farina

Executive Director