*Please see below a statement from the Small Urban GTHA Mayors caucus.
For Immediate Release
January 14, 2022
“Today the Small Urban GTHA Mayors met to discuss the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 across the GTHA.
The Mayors are committed to doing all they can to ensure availability of vaccines to its residents and continue to encourage their community to get vaccinated, whether it is your first, second or booster dose, to help keep you safe and possibly save lives.
The Mayors recognize the hardships faced by small businesses that are the economic backbone in small urban centres, and hope to have them open as soon as it is safe to do so. The Mayors call on all residents, who can afford to, to support small businesses by shopping locally, purchasing a gift card to your favourite merchant, and ordering take out.
The Mayors also call on our Provincial and Federal partners to consider an equitable funding model, in proportion to days closed, be available to support the recovery of our local businesses impacted by the restrictions and closures implemented to date.”
Mayor Tom Mrakas
Chair of Small Urban GTHA Mayor
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist