“Our immediate priority is to ensure the businesses stay online, which is a key part of their viability and sustainability, and we're working hand-in-hand with local businesses to hear their concerns and address their needs."
- Nadine Spencer (President of the Black Business and Professional Association)
(PHOTO: Joe Sherlock, owner of Celebrity Vegetarian Restaurant) A construction site with seemingly limitless orange cones, detour signs, cranes and large pulsating machinery has now become part of the cityscape along a good chunk of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. The development of the Crosstown LRT has turned the historic area known as Little Jamaica (which runs from Allen road, west to Keele Street along Eglinton Avenue) into a virtual shuttle run for cars and an obstacle course for pedestrians.
The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced the 2017 winners for the 35th Annual Harry Jerome Awards presented by the BBPA and TD Bank at a Media Launch reception hosted by TD Bank on March 28th, 2017.
The 34th Annual Harry Jerome Awards is this Saturday in Toronto. The event is dedicated to recognizing individuals in the black community that personify excellence. Samantha Clarke is receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award.
Angelina Williams is the current chair of the Harry Jerome Awards. It is presented by the Black Business Professional Association and regarded as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies within the Black Canadian community.