ORHMA strikes partnership with Foodbuy Canada

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) has partnered with Foodbuy Canada, North America’s largest procurement services company. The collaboration will see Foodbuy use over $2 billion in Canadian purchasing power to leverage over 400 contracted suppliers to give ORHMA members access to over 35,000 rebatable SKUs.  RELATED: Complimentary ORHMA membership offer from MediaEdge […]

Ontario vaccine passport to be introduced in late September

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 […]

ORHMA recommends mandatory vaccinations for hospitality employees

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association has issued a statement recommending policy inclusion of mandatory vaccinations for hospitality employees. “ORHMA, in its role as an industry association… recommends the policy inclusion of mandated vaccination for Ontario’s hospitality workers with exception of those employees experiencing medical issues in which case they should be medically and […]

Know how each political party platform supports hospitality

With a federal election set for September 20, the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) is looking to inform the foodservice and hospitality industry on how the three largest political parties have pledged to support the sector through their party platform. Foodservice and hospitality still need significant governmental support to aid its recovery from […]

ORHMA lauds Liberal plan to support hospitality sector

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) has described the Liberal government’s proposed supports for the hospitality and tourism sectors as “a big win” for the industry. OHRMA notes that over the past several months it has been actively involved in the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, advocating for sector-specific support and an extension […]

Federal government extends wage and rent subsidies

The federal government is extending its existing wage and rent subsidies until late October in a move that should boost the recovery prospects of small businesses and restaurants. The Government of Canada announced on July 30 that supports including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), and Lockdown Support will be […]

Ontario indoor dining finally reopens July 16 after months closed

It’s been a long, hard road, but Ontario indoor dining is finally back on the menu. The province moved to Step 3 of its reopening plan on July 16, five days earlier than previously scheduled. That has seen indoor dining in the province open up again for the first time since Easter weekend at the […]

ORHMA offering COVID-19 safety webinar

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) is offering a free COVID-19 safety webinar to foodservice and hospitality operators. As the industry continues to reopen back up for the summer and Ontario becomes the final province to relaunch indoor dining, doing so in a safe and controlled manner will be vital. Staying in compliance […]

Latest Ontario reopening plan criticized by advocacy groups

The next step of the Ontario reopening plan announced by Premier Doug Ford has been criticized by provincial advocacy groups as not going far enough to support foodservice and hospitality. On May 20, Ford announced via the Roadmap to Reopen that restrictions will be eased gradually through June, July, and August. That will include restaurant […]

Complimentary ORHMA membership offer from MediaEdge Communications

It goes without saying that the past 15+ months has been a difficult time for our industry as we find ourselves living in an era of lockdowns and limited service.  With Ontario restaurant operators finding themselves in unchartered waters, we want to ensure that everyone has support and assistance when needed.  MediaEdge Communications and our […]