Retail Main Streets Study
Retail Main Streets are centres of employment, economic activity, culture expression and social diversity, and are integral to the well-being and prosperity of the city and the local neighbourhoods they serve. In an effort to ensure the sustainability of retail main streets and small, independent businesses, the City has undertaken a Study of the current state and future of Toronto’s main streets.
Small, independent businesses are critical to the ongoing vibrancy and economic viability of the city’s retail main streets.
This Study will provide an understanding of the current economic, policy and regulatory environment in which retail main streets operate, the key issues they face, and the types of supports that will be most helpful to them.
The findings and recommendations of this Study will inform and guide City policies, programs and advocacy positions.