Mandatory Masking Requirement Update, CafeTO Reminder, Small Business Resources
March 21, 2022
Ontario Removing Mandatory Masking Requirement for Most Settings on March 21
The majority of public health and workplace safety measures have now been lifted. With continued improvement in trends, Ontario will remove the mandatory masking requirement for most settings today, March 21.
- Statement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health
- City of Toronto following provincial guidance to remove most face mask requirements as of March 21
Reminder to Register for CafeTO
Restaurant operators can now apply for sidewalk café permits or register for curb lane cafés. The deadline to register for curb lane cafés is April 2.
New for 2022, café operators are now eligible for a matching grant of up to $7,500 to cover 50 per cent of the cost of eligible property or site improvements related to curb lane café installations, sidewalk cafés or patios on private property, through the CaféTO Property Improvement Program.
City of Toronto Small Business Support Brochure
Please find attached a new brochure summarizing current City programs and supports for small businesses.