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Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario

VMC renderingJust the promise of a subway station is enough to launch serious development. More than a decade ago, the TTC committed to building a station in Vaughan, at the northern end of Toronto’s University Line extension. This announcement provided the fuel for an enormous development called Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The project’s ambition is plainly stated in the name—nothing less than a new urban area in the sprawling suburbs of Vaughan. 

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Markham-based Flato Developments Supporting Ontario Communities in the Fight Against COVID-19

flato truck with PPE suppliesMARKHAM, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on all healthcare institutions and hospitals resulting in an increased need for donations to help protect workers. As a response to this crisis, the team at Flato Developments, a builder and land developer of commercial and residential communities, has begun distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of KN95 and surgical masks to front line workers serving communities across southern Ontario.

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Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces US$96 Million Contract for FlexAir™ PAPR System from FEMA to Help Battle COVID-19

AirBoss flexair hooded capeNEWMARKET, Ontario, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the “Company” or “AirBoss”) today announced that AirBoss Defense Group (“ADG”) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the manufacture and sale of 100,000 FlexAir™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (“PAPR”) systems, 600,000 filters, and related accessories.

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IMMEDIATE ACTIONS YORK REGION EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

covid-19 recovery blog series headerThe Canadian federal government has announced its economic response plan to COVID-19, including multiple new and rapidly evolving financial support programs to help SMEs through the coronavirus pandemic. This article highlights the available federal and provincial government funding programs to help employers in York Region through these extraordinary times.

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