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Ontario Outlines Steps to Cautiously and Gradually Ease Public Health Measures

Posted on Friday, January 21, 2022 10:20 AM

With key public health and health care indicators starting to show signs of improvement, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, today released details of steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures, starting on January 31, 2022.

In the absence of concerning trends in public health and health care indicators, Ontario will follow a cautious and phased approach to lifting public health measures, with 21 days between each step.

January 31,...

Applications Now Open for Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 04:16 PM

Eligible businesses required to close or reduce capacity due to the current public health measures put in place to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can apply for the new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program starting today. Through the new program, the government will provide eligible businesses with a rebate payment of up to 100 per cent for property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to these restrictions.

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Ontario Launches Program to Support Advanced Manufacturers Across Province

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 04:15 PM

Today, the Ontario government launched the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) program to help companies get the tools, technology and talent they need to grow, compete and innovate in an increasingly competitive global market.

As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, AMIC is a new stream of the Regional Development Program (RDP). The two-year, $40 million program will support advanced manufacturing businesses to invest in the equipment, advanced...

Ontario Announces New COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for Businesses Required to Close

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:28 AM

The Ontario government announced a new Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that have been subject to closure under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. The program will provide a $10,000 grant to eligible businesses.  

Eligible small businesses include: 

  • Restaurants and bars; 
  • Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including fitness centres and gyms); 
  • Performing arts and cinemas; 
  • Museums, galleries,...

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Mayor Bonnette Calls on Province and Community to Support Local Businesses

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:27 AM

The Provincial government’s recent announcement about a 21-day pause has raised concerns amongst local businesses and particularly restaurants feeling the impact of reduced capacities and shutdowns. While the legislative direction is beyond the control of municipalities, Mayor Rick Bonnette is calling on Premier Ford to expedite funding for businesses impacted by the mandated closures, and is calling on the community to support local businesses.

Please see the following for more information on Mayor...