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Masks Now Mandatory

No member of the public may enter or stay in/on a business unless they’re wearing a mask or face covering as a result of Halton Region passing By-law 47-20. There are exceptions.  

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

All owners/operators of businesses open to the public should do the following:

 

  1. Develop a policy to ensure members of the public wear a mask or face when they enter and stay within all enclosed spaces of your business;
  2. Upon request, provide a copy of your policy for inspection by any person authorized to enforce this bylaw;
  3. Post signagevisible at all entrances of the business, reminding people to wear a mask or face covering;
  4. Train all staff about the policy and the bylaw; and
  5. Encourage kindness and compassion in your business’s approach to fellow community members who may not be wearing a mask.
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Bronte Opens for Stage 3

As of July 24, businesses in Bronte can move to Stage 3 re-opening but only if they feel ready and comfortable. What it means: 

  • Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people;
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people;
  • Gathering limits are still subject to 2m physical distancing requirements.
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Minister Anand Visits Bronte

The Honorable Anita Anand, Federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, visited her home riding of Oakville with a tour of Bronte. She met with business owners from Lakeside Livin’, La Parisienne Creperie, Goldwyn & Sons and Plank to hear about their experiences during COVID, accessing federal funding programs, and what they need from their federal government.

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Welcome Back, Oakville Campaign Invites Local Shoppers

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‘Welcome Back, Oakville’ is the theme of the new marketing campaign encouraging local residents to shop again – safely – in their neighbourhood commercial districts. It will include social media, print, bus shelter, radio and TV advertising as well as store and window decals. Phase 1 will run through July. As restrictions ease, a second phase will be added.

Campaign materials are available on the Invest Oakville website for all businesses to use: share the hashtag #WelcomeBackOakville or social posts or customize the SM graphics with your own photos, put a decal in your window or use floor decals to mark physical distancing. All materials are free to local businesses. 

The campaign is a joint project of the Oakville Economic Task Force, which includes the Bronte Village BIA, Town of Oakville, Kerr Village BIA, Downtown Oakville BIA, Visit Oakville and the Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

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Halton Not Part of Phase 2 Re-opening

The Province of Ontario has announced Phase 2 re-openings for certain regions, but not Halton at this time. Read more.

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Ontario to Halt Business Evictions

The Government of Ontario plans to table legislation to temporarily halt evictions of businesses that are eligible for the federal/provincial rent assistance. If passed, the legislation would reverse evictions that occurred on or after June 3, 2020. Read more.

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2020 Expanded Patio Applications Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for expanded patios for 2020 as part of the Town of Oakville’s new Commercial Recovery Initiative. This program supports the town-wide reopening of commercial businesses in a practical and safe manner.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm for Curbside Parking

Don’t park in curbside parking spots in front of newly re-opened streetfront businesses. They’re offering curbside pick-up service and need access to a curb near their business, in particular, on Bronte Road south of Lakeshore and Marine Drive. Curbside service is one small way for the stores you love to stay afloat. There is plenty of free (for now) parking throughout Bronte, including the newly re-opening municipal parking lot at the Waterfront Park.

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NEW: Expanded Patios Part of Bronte Re-opening

Restaurants and cafes in Bronte will be able to expand their patios onto Town lands – parking spaces, sidewalks, boulevards or alleys – or into private spaces like parking lots – or both – as a result of a motion passed by Town Council on Monday, May 25 once Provincial orders allow re-opening. Application fees have also been waived.

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