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Ontario moves into 5-stage, colour-coded COVID-19 framework

As of Nov. 7, Ontario is under a framework that categorizes public health regions into five levels: Green-Prevent, Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict, Red-Control, and Lockdown being a measure of last and urgent resort. Toronto and Peel Region are at “Control” level, the highest level short of a full lockdown.

Restaurant dining rooms close as Winnipeg region moves to critical level, rest of Manitoba moves to restricted

Manitoba has moved its capital area to the red, or critical, level following record-high reports of COVID-19 case numbers. This means restaurants, bars and other public food establishments are required to close to in-person dining. Take-out, delivery and drive-thru services may continue.

Ontario budget and action plan proposes tax relief for small businesses

The Ontario government is proposing to give municipalities the flexibility to target property tax relief to small businesses. The province is also considering matching these reductions, which would provide small businesses with as much as $385 million in municipal and provincial property tax relief.

Italian-Canadian entrepreneurs to be honoured at ICCO virtual event

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario will celebrate winners of its Pentola d’Oro awards during a virtual event that will showcase a custom menu by Michelin Star Chef Cristina Bowerman.
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Pizzeria Contest

Pizzeria of the Year contest launched

Canadian Pizza is holding its first Pizzeria of the Year contest. We want to hear from pizzerias across Canada. Share your story about what you do, how you innovate and how you are involved in your community – the story of your pizzeria – and you could grace the cover of the magazine and win a trip to Pizza Expo! » Read more
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Seven ways to adjust your pizzeria services: Making Dough with Diane

This pandemic has dramatically overwhelmed lives and livelihoods worldwide and changed the way we interact with people around us. It has impacted all businesses and changed customers’ shopping habits. Columnist Diane Chiasson suggests seven ways your pizzeria may adapt to the current reality and thrive. » Read more
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Paytronix launches subscription programs for restaurants

Paytronix Systems Inc. has introduced a turnkey program to help restaurant brands of all sizes launch and manage a subscription service for their customers. » Read more...

Technomic highlights 7 food trends for 2021

Optimizing your menu, directly addressing growing consumer needs and concerns, investing in technology to streamline transactions and keeping guest safety and health first and foremost are priorities that research firm Technomic believes will be help prepare your restaurant for 2021. » Read more...

COVID-19 super-spreader risk linked to restaurants, gyms and hotels: study

The reopening of restaurants, gyms and hotels carries the highest danger of spreading COVID-19, according to a study that used cellphone data from 98 million people to model the risks of infection at different locations. The research also suggested full-blown lockdowns aren’t necessary to hold the virus at bay. Bloomberg News reports. » Read more...

Video: How to make Boston-style pizza

Douglass Williams of MIDA Italian restaurant in Boston, Mass., shares tips, tricks and techniques for preparing pizza toppings, how to make a fresh pizza dough and sauce, and a clever trick for getting crispy fried cheese across the top of the pie. Video by Vice Network. » Read more...

Restaurants Canada Show 2021 (Virtual)

Feb. 28 - March 3, 2021
Location: Online
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