https://www.thestar.com/business/2022/01/29/this-toronto-gym-owner-received-250000-in-pandemic-aid-he-says-he-needs-more-but-others-say-generous-aid-is-subsidizing-businesses-that-would-ultimately-have-failed.html

Two weeks ago, Hugo Croft-Levesque was staring down imminent bankruptcy for his once-thriving Toronto kick-boxing gyms.

Even with $250,000 in government subsidies since COVID-19 restrictions began crushing his business, Croft-Levesque was more than $80,000 in debt.

For the first time since the pandemic began, he couldn’t pay rent.

On the verge of collapse, he managed to buy himself more time — his landlords