COVID-19 Update

Tourism Toronto is working closely with the City of Toronto, Provincial and Federal and other industry partners to actively monitor COVID-19 and the impact on our destination and the visitor economy.

The situation is changing hourly and our industry is having to adjust and adapt as the situation and risk factors evolve.

We stand alongside all of our industry colleagues during what we know is a challenging time.

Health and safety is a top priority for all of us – businesses, government and the public. We encourage partners to make informed decisions about their own policies and procedures.

Below are resources you can use to aide that discussion.

COVID-19 Resources:

Toronto Public Health
Government of Ontario
Government of Canada
World Health Organization
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Government of Canada – COVID-19 – Being Prepared
Government of Canada – Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak
CDC- Mass Gatherings
Events Industry Council

Travel Advisories:

Government of Canada Travel Advice and Advisories
U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Advisories
World Health Organization travel advice

ADVOCACY AND BUSINESS RESOURCES

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario:
TIAO resource page
Sign up for email updates
Follow and share TIAO’s social feeds

Tourism Industry Association of Canada:
TIAC COVID-19 website
Sign up for email updates
Follow and share TIAC’s social feed

Greater Toronto Hotel Association:
GTHA COVID-19 website
Hotel and lodging advocacy efforts

Hotel Association of Canada:
Resource page

Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORMA):
Dedicated COVID-19 resource website

Restaurants Canada:
COVID-19 resources for foodservice operators

ILEA:
Resources and webinars

Events Council:
COVID-19 resource page

Government of Canada:
Resources for Businesses
Work-Sharing for employers experiencing a downturn

City of Toronto:
Economic Support and Recovery

The Government of Ontario business support line – 1-888-444-3659

Google Small Business Hub
Google has launched the Google Small Business Hub, aimed to help small businesses navigate through uncertainty. It includes resources for: communicating with customers, communicating with employees, working remotely, and modifying advertising (if necessary).

Business Development Bank of Canada:
Business continuity plan
Support for Entrepreneurs

TOURISM TORONTO UPDATES

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Click below to read the most recent email update.

April 3, 2020
1. A note from Scott Beck
2. Reminder: Complete the new TIAO survey
3. Federal support for businesses and employees update
4. New public measures to combat COVID-19

March 27, 2020
1. New COVID-19 government action
2. New business resources and advocacy
3. New Tourism Toronto developments

March 20 2020
1. TIAO industry survey
2. Industry support
3. What you can do now
4. What Tourism Toronto is doing