Toronto and Peel Region will enter Stage 2

Monday Jun 22nd, 2020


TORONTO -- Toronto and Peel Region will enter Stage 2 of Ontario's restart phase on Wednesday, allowing a longer list of shuttered businesses to reopen including restaurant patios, hair salons and malls. The two regions have been eagerly awaiting this announcement for the last few weeks as most other regions in the province moved to Stage 2 of the government’s “Framework for Reopening our... [read more]

Ontario makes it easier for bars, restaurants to create or expand patios

Tuesday Jun 9th, 2020


TORONTO – Ontario is getting ready for patio season by removing some regulations and restrictions on bars and restaurants. Measures announced today will let licensed establishments set up a new patio or expand an existing patio without the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario requiring an application or fee. It won’t take effect, however, until bars and restaurants are allowed to fully reopen for business. Attorney General Doug Downey says it will give the hospitality... [read more]