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Ontario has implemented a 3-step Roadmap to Reopen. This reopening is based on province-wide vaccination rate and key public health system indicators.
Step One commenced June 11, 2021 and will continue for 21 days.

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Step 2 - Gatherings
 

  • Maximum 25 people for outdoor gatherings

  • Maximum 5 people for indoor gatherings

Step 2- Retail

 

  • Essential retail at 50% capacity

  • Non-essential retail at 25% capacity

 

Step 2 - Restaurants & Bars

  • Outdoor dining with 6 people per table and other restrictions

  • Karaoke permitted with restrictions (outdoor only)

Step 2 - Personal Care Services

  • Open at 25% capacity to maximum of 5 people

  • Appointment required

  • Services that require the removal of a face covering not permitted

Step 2 - Personal Fitness & Training

  • Outdoor fitness classes and personal training – with limit on the number of patrons, 3 metres distance

Step 2 - Tour & Guide Services

  • Outdoor open, with capacity and other restrictions

Step 2 - Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Outdoor spaces open at 25% capacity and other restrictions

  • Indoor meeting and event spaces closed, with exceptions for certain purposes, including for viewing for potential booking of a future event

 

Step 2 - Museums & Attractions
 

  • Outdoor waterparks open with reduced capacity and other restrictions

  • Outdoor amusement parks open with reduced capacity and other restrictions, including on rides

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

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.

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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.

    Click here for the Official News Release