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What is the Toronto Region Board of Trade doing to equip Toronto’s business community for COVID-19?

With the recent control measures on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Toronto region, the Toronto Region Board of Trade and World Trade Centre Toronto are taking proactive measures to ensure the personal health of residents, and the continuation of business activities to the safest extent possible.

Below is information on the proactive measures that the Board is taking, the status of our events and workspace, and how you can protect yourself from infection.

Board Events and Workspace

As of March 13, and until May 1, 2020, the Toronto Region Board of Trade will not be hosting any events and will postpone scheduled events. If you have registered for an event that is being postponed, you will receive updated information in a separate email as it comes available. If you are hosting an event, we ask that you reach out to the event manager you have been working with, in order to discuss.

In addition, we will be closing the member lounge at our offices as of March 16, until May 1, 2020. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are taking these measures to do our part in protecting the community at large.

Note that we will be assessing this position on a daily basis, and that our policy on hosting events and on our member space may be subject to change, given the fluidity of the situation.

The Board encourages other businesses and groups who are hosting events to follow the guidelines established by Toronto Public Health, which can be viewed here, and to heed the advice of health authorities, as the situation evolves.


The Board has struck a Business Continuity Advisory Group, comprised of leaders from large employers in Toronto’s major business sectors including legal, banking, insurance, manufacturing, health care, regional transportation, Pearson International Airport, and Toronto Public Health. The purpose of this advisory group will be to help manage the impact that COVID-19 has on our region’s business community, and ultimately our workforces and residents.

This website will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed on the group’s recommendations. Under the “Business Planning” section, you will find best practice preventative measures listed by Toronto Public Health that can help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Under the “Additional Resources” section, you will also find links to information on COVID-19 posted by relevant government and public health authorities.

Your Protection

For more information on COVID-19, its symptoms, treatment, and how to protect yourself, we encourage you to visit Toronto Public Health’s website at: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving day-to-day. We are actively monitoring the situation through Toronto Public Health and the City of Toronto, and will provide regular updates as they occur.

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