The vote to change the name came after a Holocaust survivor testified at the town council meeting.
“In light of rising unemployment, we need to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by helping young people get ready for a dynamic and innovative employment market.”
If the trials prove successful, it could lead to a new low-cost treatment to help strained healthcare systems.
Hawkins’s actions are part of a surge in antisemitism across Canada and much of the rest of the world.
"We must continue to work together to confront these real-life barriers that threaten and limit opportunities for too many Ontarians."
Foodbenders and its owner Kimberley Hawkins may need to appear at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal for announcing "Zionists are not welcome" at her store.
“By stating that Zionists are not welcome to its store, this business is basically stating that Jewish people are not welcome,” Rabbi Meyer May, the center’s executive director, said in a statement.
Restaurateur of Foodbenders, Kimberely Hawkins, has been in hot water for promoting antisemitic anti-Zionist theories and tropes on the company's social media profile.
The reaction in the Toronto and wider Canadian Jewish community has been fierce.
In this time of the coronavirus, we – experts in rejoicing and loving and family and friends – are now struggling with uncertainty and with life itself.