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April 5, 2017
City of Toronto to hold Digital Main Street forum to support businesses
Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City of Toronto's Economic Development Committee, will provide greetings at the City's first Digital Main Street forum.

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Councillor remarks at 9:30 a.m.)
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Launched in June 2016, Digital Main Street is an innovative business support program that helps Toronto's small businesses by making the adoption of digital technologies easy. It's the first of its kind worldwide and now serves more than 1,200 business members. The Digital Main Street forum will feature speakers, a technology showcase, mentoring and tactical sessions to help businesses meet their growth goals.

Information about this program, which was developed by the City and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) in collaboration with multiple private and public sector partners, is available at

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