The Ontario Government will soon make a decision about restaurants re-opening. I chatted with two local restaurant owners, The Cellar Pub & Grill and Brew House on the Grand about what they expect when restaurants reopen. Watch here:
Janet Etherington, The Cellar Pub:
"What changes do you expect for Elora & Fergus restaurants upon reopening?"
Audio Transcription with Janet Etherington, The Cellar Pub & Grill
Ryan Joyce: That's really great. What changes do you see in the immediate future once we start reopening? What do you expect?
Janet Etherington: Definitely spacing. We're going to have to, we're kind of lucky because we have mobile tables on the patio so we can distance them if needed. I'm sure that guidelines, I'm, I'm just guessing, but we'll probably repeat, restricted at the star to be 25%, 50% capacity. Um, there's been some rumour, maybe talk of doing a pedestrian-only kind of downtown, idea where we kind of like fall into the streets a little bit and, have that option to give that social missing thing allowance. which I think is a great idea. I mean, there's going to be pros and cons to every idea. We're all just going to have to get used to it. Yeah. I think that we're like, we're just dying to get it. We're very lucky to have a patio, so we're just dying to get it
Listen to full episode with Janet Etherington here: https://www.fergusfilming.ca/post/janet-etherington-cellar-pub-grill
Denis Craddock, The Brew House:
"How do you think the Brew House might change when you reopen?"
Ryan Joyce: How do you think this is going to impact? Like how are you going to change?
Denis Craddock: I think that we, in terms of opening will be definitely last phase just because of the, the containment in restaurants, right? Yeah. I don't know if that, the whole, the whole game will change. We might be doing disposable menus. I don't know if there's a lot of things to look at, but I hope there's, there's some type of help from the government in terms of what they're looking for.
Listen to full podcast with Denis Craddock here: https://www.fergusfilming.ca/post/e03-brew-house-on-the-grand
Here's what is expected for Ontario Restaurants & Ontario Schools
CityNews: City prepares restaurants and bars for patio season
"The city of Toronto is taking steps to reopen restaurant patios as soon as provincial restrictions are lifted. Mark McAllister has the details, plus grim numbers from a new survey of small businesses."
CityNews: Ontario schools planning for new reality in the fall
"We are learning more about the second phase of the province’s reopening plan – including preparations for the next school year. Cynthia Mulligan with what measures are being considered as health officials work to contain the spread of COVID-19."