Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street 2.0

Helping Main Street Business Grow by Adopting Digital Tools & Technologies

Digital Service Squad Grants


Grants Funds to Establish Digital Service Squads

As part of the Digital Main Street Grant program, funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, partnered with the Toronto Association of BIAs (TABIA), and administered by OBIAA, Digital Service Squads (DSS) are a free resource of trained digital technology specialists situated throughout Ontario who will deliver personalized, one-on-one assistance designed to help small main street businesses navigate new tools and maximize their return on investment.

The Digital Service Squad Grants have all been awarded. Digital Service Squad members across Ontario are now meeting with small businesses (in-person and virtually), at no cost, to help them complete an online assessment, and to introduce them to online training modules designed to build their knowledge and skills. This one-on-one DSS assistance includes support for basic website set-up, Google My Business profiles, 360º photos, digital storefront set-up with e-commerce, creation, or enhancement of social media presence, and much more, and will be available until the end of February 2021.