Following the lead of other provinces, an Ontario vaccine passport is being introduced for restaurants and some other non-essential businesses from September 22. Premier Doug Ford and the province announced that a vaccine certificate showing proof of double vaccination will be needed to visit indoor food and drink establishments and nightclubs, as well as other […]
The respective governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic. Applications for this program, available to Ontario food processors and Ontario beverage processors, will be accepted in two […]
Restaurant patios in Ontario began reopening from Friday, June 11 as part of the province’s newly outlined reopening plan. Step One of the plan started on Friday, three days earlier than had been previously planned. The most pertinent news for restaurants and bars is that all outdoor patios in the province are now able to […]
The Ontario government has announced it will be providing a guide on how to start home-based food businesses. The move is an attempt to offer a “how-to” for food entrepreneurs during such a difficult time for the industry.
Starting on October 10, indoor dining will be prohibited in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa for a minimum of 28 days amid a spike in cases.
Press release The Ontario government introduced on September 17 the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s tenants with financial relief as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery. […]
The Ontario government is expanding its Risk Management Program, which benefits the province’s farmers, a year earlier than planned by $50 million.
The legislation applies to businesses that are eligible for federal/provincial rent assistance for evictions from May 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020.
The addition of $15M into Ontario’s Agri-food Workplace Protection Program more than triples the previous investment by provincial and federal governments.
On June 12, outdoor dine-in service at Ontario restaurants and bars in regions that have moved into Stage 2 of the province’s relaunching will reopen.