Supporting small and independent businesses in Kensington Market

On Thursday, September 22, I was happy to introduce a motion to Executive Committee supporting small and independent businesses in Kensington Market.

I have heard from many in the community that increasing economic pressures are making it more and more difficult for small and independent businesses, particularly local grocers and raw food vendors, to stay in the Market. To address this, my motion asks staff to investigate ways that the City can help support these businesses both in Kensington Market and around the City.

I was happy to see so many Kensington Market community members depute in favour of the motion at Executive Committee -- thank you. It is with their support that the Committee chose to unanimously adopt the motion.

To read the full text of the motion, please click here.

I look forward to seeing staff's findings when they report back in January.