Get Help with COVID-19 Costs


Starting November 16, businesses that were required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures (modified Stage 2 restrictions or, going forward, in areas categorized as control or lockdown) can apply for rebates, provided in the form of grants, to help with their fixed costs.

Support is available for businesses that were required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of modified Stage 2 public health measures announced on October 9, 2020. Going forward, areas categorized as control or lockdown will qualify.

Currently, this applies to businesses in York Region of the following types:

restaurants and bars;
gyms, facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities;
performing arts and cinemas;
bingo halls, gaming establishments, casinos, conference centres and convention centres;
community centres, multi-purpose facilities, and museums;
personal care services (with exception of oxygen bars);
racing venues;
meeting or event space; and
in-person teaching and instruction.

Application forms will be available starting on November 16, 2020. Eligible businesses will be able to complete a single form to apply for both property tax and energy rebates.

For questions about property tax and energy bill rebates, please contact the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

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