Ontario has entered Step 3 of a 3-step Roadmap to Reopen. This reopening is based on province-wide vaccination rate and key public health system indicators.
Step 3 commenced July16, 2021.

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Step 3 - Gatherings

  • Larger indoor and outdoor gatherings with size limits


Step 3- Retail

  • Essential and non-essential retail open with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres


Step 3 - Restaurants & Bars

​Indoor dining with capacity and other restrictions

  • Outdoor dining with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 meters

  • Buffets permitted

  • Karaoke permitted with restrictions


Step 3 - Personal Care Services

  • Open with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 meters and other restrictions


Step 3 - Personal Fitness & Training

  • Outdoor and indoor fitness classes and personal training permitted, with restrictions


Step 3 - Tour & Guide Services

  • Indoor and outdoor open with capacity and other restrictions


Step 3 - Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Indoor spaces open with capacity and other restrictions, including for tradeshows, conferences and exhibitions


Step 3 - Museums & Attractions

  • Indoor museums and art galleries, Zoos and aquariums, waterparks, and amusement parks open with capacity restrictions

For ALL Rules and Restrictions during each Step of the Reopening of Ontario Roadmap, please visit

Restaurant food inventory options:

​Restaurants with excess inventory due to the RED zone announcement can donate or recoup some of their inventory: OCOBIA Food Donations for Excess Inventory.

Return of Inspections - Food Premises
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Small Business Tax Sub-class

John Kiru, ED TABIA presented a report and recommendations on Small Business Tax Sub-class to OBIAA attendees today. This had been sent to Toronto City finance. We have shared this with the City of Ottawa as an outside source to review See TABIA PDF here

Federal Wage and Rent Subsidy EXTENDED

  • The current rate structures for these subsidies will be extended from March 14 to June 5, 2021. Specifically:

  • the maximum wage subsidy rate for active employees would remain at 75 per cent;

  • the maximum rent subsidy rate would remain at 65 per cent; and

  • Lockdown Support would remain at 25 per cent and continue to be provided in addition to the rent subsidy, providing eligible hard hit businesses with rent support of up to 90 per cent.

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