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Initiatives

Embracing opportunity through major projects that fuel business growth, reflect member priorities and catalyze the competitiveness of our Region.
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Putting our weight behind member priorities 

The Board’s greatest strength is our ability to convene the right players around issues that matter to business. 

When we bring bright minds together, new initiatives are often created. These unique projects help to achieve our members’ goals and benefit businesses across the Region by pushing for bold solutions to big problems.  

These initiatives complement the Board’s existing offerings, including the networks, programs, advocacy, research and resources – but they focus on specific high-potential areas identified by our members. 

Learn more about the Board’s current initiatives below. 

Priority Initiatives

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is focused on the Now and the Next — working with you and for you towards a vibrant economy.

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The GTA West Economic Gateway

This joint initiative dives into a key business district in the region where economic activities such as warehousing, logistics and distribution, and manufacturing concentrate.

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The Climate Economy Opportunity

Climate is not just a problem to solve, it's a multi-trillion-dollar economic opportunity. 

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What’s at Stake, Toronto? | 2023 Toronto Mayoral By-Election Platform

We kept a close eye on the candidates for Mayor to find out who was up to the task of tackling our biggest issues.

Using Data to Track Recovery and Growth

When we think about the Toronto Region, we often think of the cities and towns it is comprised of. But to properly track and plan for business growth, the Board has redefined the region along economic lines and continues to publish regular insights on how people work, move, shop and spend time in the Region.

The Board’s Recovery Tracker provides a better understanding of how our region has been impacted by and is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Recovery Tracker gives regularly updated indicators to help paint a comprehensive picture of how people are moving, working, shopping and spending time in the region.

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Business Districts and the Regional Economy

Assessing five Districts based on key economic, physical, and workforce characteristics.

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Recovery Tracker

A web-based tool that measures how the Innovation Corridor is rebounding from the pandemic – with statistics about employment, mobility, consumer spending and other metrics.

Become a Member today

Members get more. Exclusive events, Member discounts, increased networking and partnership opportunities and access to exclusive programs – it pays to join the TRBOT member community.
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