To: All Tenants
From: Susan Radford, Assistant Property Manager
Subject: Upcoming Notices
>> Scheduled Escalator and Elevator Maintenance
Please note the following dates regarding inspections and maintenance to elevating devices throughout the property;
Monday, January 25th to Wednesday, January 27th – Escalator safety inspections between 8am-4pm. Escalators will be inspected one at a time to avoid interruption to traffic. Signage will be placed to redirect to alternative elevating devices.
Tuesday, January 26th – East Large Freight Elevator priority maintenance between 7am-Noon. During this time, we encourage Tenants to utilize the small freight elevator.
We thank you for your patience during this time.
>> Health Screening Questionnaire; Tenant Contractors
In keeping safety top of mind, Edmonton City Centre has implemented a Health Screening Questionnaire for contractors on site. Please note, if any Tenant organizes a contractor who will require access to an area that is locked by Edmonton City Centre, they must fill in the questionnaire prior to their arrival. If your tenancy has organized a contractor, please contact Susan Radford, Assistant Property Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contractors who have not completed this questionnaire will not be permitted access.
>> Covid-19 Support Resource Sheet
Small businesses have been working hard throughout the pandemic to keep their doors open and employees on the payroll. To help businesses through this challenging time and to save jobs, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy has been extended to June 2021.
Edmonton City Centre encourages all tenants to refer to the below list of support available:
1. Visit the Government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan website for information about supporting employees and businesses. Supports specific to businesses are listed below:
(a) The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy– The Federal Government is covering up to 65% of an employee’s wages for qualifying eligible employers so that Small Businesses can keep their employees during these challenging times and avoid layoffs. Learn More Here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html
(i) Wage Subsidy Application Page
(b) The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)provides a direct and easy-to-access rent and mortgage subsidy of up to 65% of eligible expenses to qualifying businesses, charities and non-profits. The new Lockdown Support will also provide an additional 25 per cent for those who have been subject to a lockdown under a mandatory public health order. Learn More Here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html
(i) Rent Subsidy Application Page
(c) The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)provides interest-free, partially forgivable, loans of up to $60,000, to small businesses and not-for-profits, that have experienced diminished revenues due to COVID-19 but face ongoing non-deferrable costs, such as rent, utilities, insurance, taxes and wages. It has recently expanded CEBA to include an additional interest-free $20,000 loan, 50% of which would be forgivable if repaid by December 31, 2022.
(i) Learn more about CEBA: https://ceba-cuec.ca/
(d) Alberta Assistance Grant, an additional program that is separate from the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.
(i) Learn more about Alberta Assistance Grant: https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx#toc-o
2. Contact your local financial institution. Since most small businesses have a relationship with their local financial institution already, the financial sector has worked to increase their lending capacity to support you in this challenging time. They are an excellent first resource.
3. Consult the Canadian Business Resilience Network, a partnership between the Government and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to help your business prepare, persevere and prosper through this crisis.
4. Check out the new PPE Supply Hub – Canadian businesses in need of personal protective equipment, and businesses looking to sell these supplies can go to this hub to connect.
5. Make the POST Promise to show employees and customers that you take COVID-19 prevention seriously by practicing key health and safety steps and maintain a safe workplace.
6. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – for a free online course to provide businesses with all the information they need to reopen safely.
Edmonton City Centre