ORHMA urges changes to Ontario’s COVID-19 response

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) has written to the province to make two recommendations for how Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework could be amended to lessen the impact on the foodservice and hospitality industries. Noting that the government will rely on its framework as certain areas reopen for business after the winter shutdown, […]

ORHMA launches Call to Action for reduction in Ontario alcohol pricing

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 […]

ORHMA calls for Ontario hotels to be eligible for Small Business Support Grant

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 […]

Recapping ORHMA’s biggest news of 2020

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, RestoBiz reviews ORHMA’s most-read news of the year, including announcements and advocacies.

ORHMA reaffirms support for Ontario hospitality and foodservice amid shutdown

As the holiday season is upon us, the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is reflecting on the past year and recognizing those who have shaped and supported ORHMA through what has been one of the most challenging times that Canada’s hospitality and foodservice industry has faced.