SafeTO-Do has drawn its share of online hate, says Toronto lawyer who created website
A new website aims to help Ontarians safely navigate the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with a list of businesses that have fully vaccinated staff or require customers to show proof of vaccination.
Brandon Mattalo, a Toronto lawyer who works mostly in commercial litigation on a freelance basis, created the website, SafeTO-Do. It went live last week. A Twitter account, @safetodo, announces new additions to the website.
Mattalo said the idea came from a desire to help residents and businesses.
“I think people are cautiously optimistic entering into this third stage in Ontario. I think they appreciate having this information,” he said on Sunday. “People have different risk tolerances. I just wanted to make the information available so people can make decisions within their own individual risk tolerances.”
“I think people want this information. And I just thought centralizing it in an easy-to-look-at format and to look through would be useful to people. There isn’t really guidance on what businesses should do,” he added.