Ontario is shutting down all indoor and outdoor dining for a minimum of 28 days in response to rising COVID-19 cases. The province’s self-styled “emergency brake” response includes prohibiting all Ontario dining indoors and on patios, just weeks after many establishments had been allowed to re-open for dining and open patios. Takeout, delivery, and drive-thru […]
Ontario restaurant workers will be added to the list of essential workers who can get priority access to COVID-19 vaccines in Phase 2 of the province’s vaccination rollout. On March 5, officials had released a detailed list of people who would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2. In that list, foodservice staff […]
ORHMA The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is urging the province to cut Ontario beverage alcohol pricing to support the province’s foodservice and hospitality establishments. Back in the summer of 2020, British Columbia announced it would allow restaurants to purchase liquor at wholesale prices. That move has been credited with reducing alcohol costs by up to 25 per […]
The Ontario Small Business Support Grant is may have received tens of thousands of applications in its first week of availability, but it is not offering support widely enough by omitting Ontario hotels. That’s the view of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA). The association wrote to Ontario’s Minister of Finance on behalf […]
Longo’s was ranked as the No. 1 grocery retailer in the 2020 Ontario Leger WOW study, with high scores for customer satisfaction and safety.
The Small Business Support Grant provides $10,000 to $20,000 to eligible small businesses affected by the provincewide shutdown.
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.
The Ontario food delivery cap officially began on Saturday, December 19 under the Supporting Local Restaurants Act, 2020.
ORHMA says the foodservice sector will suffer repercussions if additional funding or other relief isn’t offered
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it and app-based delivery workers have grave concerns about the Supporting Local Restaurants Act.