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COVID-19: City of Toronto News & Updates


Provincial Guidelines for Hotels:

Refer to the Covid-19: Provincial Government page for Current Ontario restrictions and guidelines on:

  • -  Meeting & Event Facilities

  • -  Organized Public Events, Social Gatherings, Religious Services, Rites and Ceremonies

    • -  Events & Gatherings

    • -  Weddings, Funerals and other Religious Services, Rites or Ceremonies

  • -  Bars & Restaurants

  • -  Pools, Spas & Recreational Water

City of Toronto Guidelines for Hotels:

Please refer to the latest City of Toronto COVID-19 Guidelines for Businesses & Community Organizations here.


October 19, 2021: City of Toronto Licensing & Zoning Review for Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment Venues 

August 19, 2021: City Of Toronto Restaurant Industry Compliance To COVID 19 Guidelines

June 11, 2021: City of Toronto CaféTO program ready to support more than 1,000 local restaurants as Toronto enters Step One reopening

February 05, 2021: Toronto City Council Approves Bigger and Better CaféTO Program to Help Local Restaurants

January 27, 2021: City of Toronto Executive Committee Approves Bigger and Better CaféTO Program to Help Local Restaurants

October 28, 2020: City Council Unanimously Approves Motion to Request the Province to Temporarily Cap Commissions for Food Service Deliveries​

October 13, 2020: Ontario Continues to Support Restaurants During COVID-19 Pandemic. Province Helping to Offset Fixed Costs and Permitting Alcohol with Delivery and Takeout Food Orders

Toronto Public Health Guidelines for recreational water facilities (Updated February 02, 2021)

  COVID-19 Guidance for Recreational Water Facilities (Updated February 04, 2021)


August 18, 2021: Last chance for restaurants to register for City's CaféTO program

August 18, 2021: DineTOgether restaurant support program accepting registrations

February 19, 2021: Stay-at-Home Order Extended in Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions Along with North Bay-Parry Sound (York Region to Return to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework)

February 03, 2021: Toronto City Council Approves the Extension of the City’s Mask Bylaw 

July 07, 2020: The City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020 requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings in all enclosed public places comes into effect on July 07, 2020. By-Law is available here in PDF. Read more about how this impacts your business here


January 19, 2021: City of Toronto's Proof-of-Concept Immunization Clinic Ordered to Pause Immediately due to Vaccine Shortage 

January 17, 2021: City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Immunization Clinic Proof-of-Concept Site Ready to Open Monday

January 11, 2021: City of Toronto Launching Initial COVID-19 Immunization Clinic to Prepare for City’s Role in Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19: Vaccines


For Government support such as grants, loans, credits and other government programs please visit our Government Support for Businesses page here.


January 04, 2020: Toronto Public Health Releases New COVID-19 Workplace Outbreak Data and Announces New Measures for COVID-19 Related Workplace Safety

TPH Letter of Instruction for Workplaces Permitted to be Open under the Reopening Ontario Act

December 11, 2020: COVID-19 Guidance: Employers, Workplaces & Businesses (Updated February 02, 2021)

COVID-19 Guidance for Workplaces/Businesses and Employers (PDF Updated February 02, 2021)

City of Toronto launches BusinessTO Support Centre to help support Toronto businesses during COVID-19 pandemic (Updated February 03, 2021)

-   City of Toronto Facilities Supporting COVID-19 Response

-   Covid Alert App: Helping Ontario businesses and organizations to show their Ontario spirit and get the word out about COVID Alert

-  COVID-19: Self-assessment tool

-  Mandatory mask wearing guidelines

Archived News: Covid-19 City of Toronto News & Updates