Restaurants back to serving at full capacity after lockdown limitations
Restaurants across the province are welcoming their customers back to full capacity. After months of recurring lockdowns and capacity restrictions, the Ford government announced Friday, restaurants would be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity, starting Monday. “Thanks to our cautious and careful approach to re-opening, we are... Read more
Provincial vaccine passport causes chaos, confusion for businesses
Since Ontario’s vaccine passport inception last week, it has caused a lot of chaos and confusion for both business owners and patrons alike. Matthew Percy, catering manager at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, says it’s often the businesses who end up dealing the short end of the... Read more
As unemployment rates remain high, businesses wonder how Trudeau will respond
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remaining in office following the federal election on September 20, employees are questioning whether he will prioritize small business recovery this term. The Liberals were elected in 158 ridings, falling short of the 170 seats needed for a majority government. With the election costing... Read more
Toronto arts club introduces vaccine passport and waiver for extra safety
Vaccine passports have been the cause of division and major controversy for a lot of Canadians since the federal election was announced. For Matthew Percy, it’s a sense of extra protection. “I have felt it offers a safer environment to be working in and certainly in this initial phase... Read more
Employees hoping federal candidates will prioritize small business recovery
During 2020 and into this year, small businesses struggled because of the pandemic. Business owners were forced out of work and thousands of employees suffered unexpected temporary or permanent job losses. “Being out of work for almost a year made it difficult to stay motivated and stay positive and... Read more
Ontario’s small businesses continuing to bear the brunt of lockdowns
Small businesses across Ontario have endured a gauntlet of trials and tribulations the past year in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Those in the service industry have had to deal with unprecedented constraints and have had to draw on all manner of resources and innovation to survive. Skedline... Read more