Save the Church & Wellesley Village!

Add your name to demand the government support small businesses in the Church & Wellesley Village!

Business-owners in the Church & Wellesley Village need immediate help to ensure their doors can open again once it is safe. All community members deserve to have a place to call home and have supports in place to ensure their safety and well-being and the collective safety of the neighbourhood.

    The Church & Wellesley Village is one of the main queer and Trans community hubs in Ontario and has a significant cultural value. 2SLGBTQ+ communities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. It is imperative that queer and Trans owned businesses survive and continue to thrive in the Village, despite paying some of the highest commercial rents in Ontario. It is also imperative that all those who call this community home are housed with appropriate supports.

    We call on the government to:

    • - Provide a 75% commercial rent subsidy of up to $10,000 for three months
    • - Implement a ban on commercial evictions
    • - Provide a utility payment freeze
    • - Provide further financial assistance to municipalities to help boost housing programs and address the issue of chronic homelessness.

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