Business owners are hoping that a $1 million federal grant aimed at revitalizing Little Jamaica will help to boost the profile of the historic community in Toronto.
The owners said on Sunday the money is coming at a good time because Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue WestThe interplay among science, politics and society., mostly located between Marlee Avenue and Oakwood Avenue, have been struggling since 2011The type of care we should be providing.?to stay openThe province will continue to ease restrictions based on public health indicators and when 75 per cent of residents age 12 and over have received two doses. It will also put an end t.
First, businesses in the area had to contend with Eglinton Crosstown construction. More recentlyPastor James Coates of GraceLife Church spent a month in jail for violating a bail condition not to hold church services that officials have said ignored measures on capacity limits, they had to deal with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. More than 50 Black-owned businesses in Little Jamaica have closed their doors in the past five years.
“It was a challenge, but I endured. I held on,” said Sheryl Bryan Phillips, owner of Judy’s Island Grill, a small restaurant that serves authentic Caribbean cuisine at 1720 Eglinton Ave. W.