THE ORIOLE PARK AND CHAPLIN ESTATES COMMUNITY
During these difficult times, where many are practicing self isolation / quarantining, activities that we used to take for granted such as eating in a local restaurant are no longer allowed under government guidelines. We also can no longer visit retail businesses that are deemed non-essential.
The consensus of various reports is that over 40% of small retail businesses will not reopen and over 70% of restaurants may suffer the same fate. Our local businesses need our support as they are the economic backbone of our Oriole Park / Chaplin Estates community.
Many of our restaurants continue to offer take-out and/or delivery services, and retailers are providing online/call-in shopping, as well as pick-up and/or delivery. Your support during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.
To connect with and support our local businesses please visit the directories:
TheEglinton Way BIA: https://www.theeglintonway.com/directory/
The Midtown Yonge BIA: https://midtownyongebia.ca/find-a-business/
On a positive local note........
One of our OPA members, Adair Roberts, started a ‘GoFundMe’ campaign on March 20th to raise monies to provide meals to front line service workers. To date Adair has partnered with 3 of our local community restaurants to deliver meals to Mount Sinai, St Michaels, North York General and Bridgepoint Hospitals as well as the Fred Victor Mission (just the start) and has raised over $69,000 in 14 days. For more information or to support please go to: www.feedthefrontlinesto.org.
Hear the CBC Metro Morning interview: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-39-metro-morning/clip/15767468-how-toronto-volunteers-are-feeding-the-frontlines-of-workers-battling-covid-19