After announcing earlier today that the Province of Ontario will mandate all non-essential businesses to close as of 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2020, the Office of the Premier has now released their official list of essential workplaces.

As pertains to the hospitality and tourism industry, the following are deemed essential:

  • Restaurants and other food facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery or takeaway, together with food delivery services;
  • Hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities, including student residences;
  • Beer, wine and liquor stores and alcohol producers, and stores that sell beer and wine through arrangements with authorized providers; cannabis stores and cannabis producers;

For a complete listing of all essential workplaces, please visit this link.

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