IT and e-commerce platform helps restaurants self-manage delivery and takeout
By giving restaurants the tools to do it themselves, restaurants avoid the hefty commissions of current food delivery apps.
City of Barrie will help restaurants with distancing by converting parking spaces to patios
The Mayor suggests that temporary seating areas could become permanent, creating more animated spaces throughout the City. If this pilot program is successful, it can be part of building more people-oriented public spaces.
Slider device allows businesses and customers to interact safely during pandemic
The simple device from a small Coquitlam fabrication company enables two people to carry out a transaction two metres apart.
To Go Toronto platform links to restaurants offering takeout & delivery
While dining areas are closed, the platforms has gathered a list of many Toronto restaurants that continue to prepare food with Toronto’s signature diversity.
Online directory shows local businesses open for business during pandemic
Support Retail is a free online directory that helps GTA shoppers find local small businesses OPEN for walk-in, pickup or delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa’s Love Local Delivery offers curated list of local restaurants offering responsible delivery
The resource offers a curated network of Ottawa’s best independent locally owned and operated restaurants offering responsible delivery.
Posters that businesses can use to communicate how they are operating: pickup, delivery, in person or online
This is real-life representation of the Riverside BIA Directory, a colour-coded live map which indicates in real time what level businesses are operating at. The colour codes are the same for the map and signs. Green indicates a business that’s open but may have reduced hours and offerings, yellow means a business is open online or via phone only, and red means the business is closed for now.
Together Apart: Platform to support small businesses in the Ottawa region
List & links to businesses that are open and what kind of service they are offering (gift cards, delivery, etc.)
Visit Guelph website & social media provides information on how to support local during the pandemic
The virtual discovery page shares ways to support local businesses, farmers and growers, and charities through new digital ways.
Hong Kong-based restaurant creates playbook on getting back to business
Black Sheep Restaurants has created a playbook detailing every measure they have taken to combat COVID-19 and are offering it free-of-charge online to help fellow restaurateurs and business owners. Basic protocols from hygiene practices to how to communicate with guests are covered, and as well as helpful tips including where to source packaging for delivery and ideas for how to re-structure team schedules.
Edmonton restaurants open their pantries to survive COVID-19 pandemic
Eateries now selling pantry staples and toilet paper as dining rooms remain shut
Connect with Local Businesses: What’s open during the COVID-19 crisis in Calgary
The Calgary Herald is compiling a local directory of businesses in Calgary and area that are continuing to serve their communities organized by sector: Food & Beverage; Health & Wellness; Business and Professional Services; Transportation; Home and Garden; Misc. The document also provides businesses an opportunity to be added to the directory
A platform for supporting local bars and restaurants through the purchase of gift cards
Eatlater helps people to find restaurants, bars, wineries by location across Canada, and support them through thepurchase gift cards.
Providing meals to Toronto healthcare workers & supporting the restaurant industry during the coronavirus pandemic
People can purchase a meal to fuel the extraordinary efforts of our city’s healthcare workers and support our local restaurants and their employees with a single donation
Link to open Toronto restaurants that continue to prepare food and deliver it safely
Website organized by city shows businesses that are open/serving
City resources are organized by sector and for each business approach to serving is indicated (e.g., pickup, delivery, online)
Open source recipes to be used in quarantine during a global pandemic
Toronto chef Nick Chen-Yin has compiled a free open source cookbook with recipes from his colleagues across the city.
Beer company matching funds for contributions to http://rallyforrestaurants.ca
The website rallyforrestaurants.ca is a platform to purchase gift cards to use at restaurants once they reopen.
Toronto restaurant giving free meals amid COVID-19 job cuts
Little India, a longtime family restaurant in Toronto, is helping people who’ve lost their jobs by giving out free meals to anyone in need — no questions asked.
Business owners find creative ways to keep operations going despite storefront shutdowns
Some of the adaptations include live streaming of fitness classes, online health consultations, preordered restaurant meals and home delivery of everything from beer to books. For many entrepreneurs, the changes aren’t just about business survival, but also keeping themselves and their employees busy and motivated during the coronavirus crisis.
“Shop in the Heart” is a COVID-19 response platform organized by the Downtown Edmonton BIA
Site organized by the Edmonton Downtown Business Association showcasing downtown restaurants, retailers and other businesses who have found a way to deliver their goods and services to the people of Edmonton. Includes those businesses offering online classes or streamed services, gift cards, virtual appointments, equipment rental, delivery or curbside pickups and food specials such as custom meal boxes. Some businesses are offering deep discounts and specials during this time, or free items, donations & specials to first responders and hospital workers.
In response to COVID-19, Edmonton-based kitchen fabrication company has retooled to help local shops protect their staff & customers with safety screens/breath guards
Pulse Metalworks Ltd. is an Edmonton based, family owned operation that has building steel commercial kitchens throughout British Columbia and Saskatchewan for more than 15 years. They have repurposed their workshop to create safety screens for local business
WhatsForDinner is a food delivery service in Innisfil which provides online ordering and delivery for local restaurants which do not normally provide these services themselves
WFDT has provided our drivers with sanitizer, and the debit machines are being cleaned between every delivery. Contactless delivery & payment via e-transfer is also available upon request.
Local BC Drag Queens Will Deliver Food And Wine To Your Door
A local LGBTQ+ bar in Kelowna is having B.C. drag queens deliver food and wine right to your door. By changing the business model and keeping employees safe the restaurant is offering delivery service, but with a twist.
Paramount introduces affordable “Dare to Care” menu, with special discounts for frontline workers
Paramount has introduced a new “Dare to Care” menu, which allows people in the Greater Toronto Area to dine out on delicious healthy meals at home for under $15, while also supporting local franchise and small business owners. Paramount is also offering 50 percent off to frontline workers when they place a takeout order at any of Paramount’s locations across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
Together Apart initiative directs community members to local businesses to support
With many businesses around the National Capital region temporarily shut down or re-imagining their offerings due to COVID-19, this site is a resource for residents to find local spots to order from and support.
Toronto Chef Danielle Bassett & The Depanneur providing meals to the overburdened shelter system
The Depanneur commissary kitchen, a social enterprise, is turning surplus bar & restaurant ingredients into meals to give back to the overburdened and short-staffed shelter system amid the COVID19 crisis.
No Hungry Tummy initiative offers free meals to long haul truckers and healthcare workers in Calgary
The Dashmesh Cultural Center is providing free meals to long haul truckers and healthcare workers, who are having a hard time accessing food on the road due to restaurant closures and drive thrus not being able to accommodate trucks. They have free hot food available to any truckers and health care workers that require it. They also deliver to drivers who are in need.
Cambridge to pay restaurants to make meals for homeless people
The city is launching a program that will pay local restaurants to make and deliver boxed or bagged lunches to nearby homeless shelters. Working with Central Square Business Improvement District and Harvard Square Business Association, the goal is to deliver about 1,800 to 2,000 meals to nine different shelters in a week.
Tourism Vancouver makes improvements to its website during COVID-19
The website now provides information and maps on open restaurants offering takeout/delivery across Vancouver