New joint Economic Development/Enterprise Toronto Office provides convenient service to East Toronto businesses|
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Economic Development -- East Toronto's business community will be able to more
conveniently access services from Enterprise Toronto and Economic Development's
Business Development and Retention field office with today's opening of their
new combined location at the Scarborough Civic Centre.
Enterprise Toronto is an innovative private-public alliance that offers
one-stop shopping services to Toronto entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Included in its services are business planning market research, start-up
information and name registration.
Economic Development's Business Development and Retention field office serves
the City's industrial and commercial businesses, associations and real estate
professionals, by distributing information about municipal issues, policies and
programs. Staff inform businesses about opportunities for new investment,
strategic alliances and export development, and build relationships with
existing businesses in order to help them grow in Toronto.
City officials and representatives from local businesses attended the ceremony.
Councillor David Soknacki (Chair, Scarborough Community Council, Ward 43,
Scarborough East), Councillor Ron Moeser (Ward 44, Scarborough East and Member
of the Economic Development and Parks Committee) and Brenda Librecz (Managing
Director, Economic Development Division) cut the ribbon and led a tour through
the new facilities.
"The new, consolidated Economic Development offices will provide improved
service delivery for small businesses that seek assistance with their start-up,
registration, expansion, relocation and export requirements," said Soknacki.
"In 2001, the East Toronto Economic Development office conducted 1,600 new
business registrations, put on 15 seminars for entrepreneurs, conducted more
than 150 consultations and assisted with 18 company investments totaling $85
million. These numbers underscore the vitality of East Toronto's business
community and its significant contribution to the overall economic prosperity
Librecz said, "Toronto Economic Development works diligently to support our
business people in their local communities. The combined new office space at
the Scarborough Civic Centre showcases our commitment to customer service and
The office's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.