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.
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
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).
TOURISM TORONTO COVID-19 WEBINARS
May 4, 2020 Tourism Toronto and Sussex Strategy Group #2 Governments at all levels continue to introduce new support measures to assist with relief and recovery, providing opportunities for businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector. A discussion on the latest support, including the wage subsidy, rent relief, and specific sectoral measures geared for your business.
April 9 Tourism Toronto and Sussex Strategy Group Now more than ever, our industry is in need of support. With the government response unfolding rapidly, it can be a challenge to decipher what support is pertinent to your business from each level of government and what businesses need to do to access those benefits.
TOURISM TORONTO UPDATES
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May 15, 2020 1. TIAO survey 5.0 now open 2. Ontario to begin opening economy 3. Reminder: Save-the-date for our AGM 4. FedDev Ontario now accepting applications 5. Wage subsidy extended until end of August
May 8, 2020 1. #HospitalityStrong campaign returns this Monday 2. Federal government announces arts, culture, heritage and sport funding 3. Recapping our 2nd government support webinar 4. Retail stores allowed to operate curbside starting Monday 5. Upcoming webinar for tourism workplace safety 6. Federal wage subsidy extended
May 1, 2020
1. Special message from Tourism Toronto Board of Directors
2. Register for our next webinar today
3. Ontario releases guiding principles for reopening 4. Sectoral health and safety guidelines released 5. TIAO offers complimentary membership
April 24, 2020 1. Rent relief program announced 2. TIAO survey now open 3. City launches BusinessTO Support Centre 4. Tourism Toronto launches At Home with Toronto 5. To Go Toronto hits 10,000 restaurant referrals
April 17, 2020 1. To Go Toronto launches across the city 2. Toronto is #HospitalityStrong 3. Government action this week
April 9, 2020
1. Join #HospitalityStrong
2. Introducing To Go Toronto
3. Tourism Toronto webinar
4. New government COVID-19 action
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 developmentsMarch 20 2020 1. TIAO industry survey
2. Industry support
3. What you can do now 4. What Tourism Toronto is doing