Little Jamaica Receives $1m Federal Grant To Help It Sustain Black-owned Businesses

According to CBC Toronto, 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.

Business owners in the area state that Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue West have been struggling since 2011 to stay open.

The grant, from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, has enabled the opening of a satellite office of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1983 that serves to address equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development. 

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