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Toronto’s DineTOgether initiative encourages residents to dine at local eateries


City of Toronto says register now to support Toronto dining establishments

Today, registration opened for the City of Toronto’s DineTOgether, part of the ShowLoveTO initiative, to support the recovery of local restaurants and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene.

DineTOgether will run from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, October 3 to encourage residents to patronize local eateries through a feature menu available by takeout, delivery, patio dining and/or indoor dining.

Registration will remain open for eligible restaurants until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31 here

Participating restaurants will offer one or more two-course feature menus for lunch and/or dinner consisting of a main dish and an appetizer or dessert. Restaurant operators will be able to choose the price of their feature menus from a range of $15 to $50 in $5 increments to accommodate as many restaurants as possible.

Prices are per person and exclude beverages, taxes, and gratuity. The price of DineTOgether’s feature menus is not intended to be value-driven or discounted.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Toronto’s food and hospitality industry particularly hard, so I am thrilled that registration is now open for the City’s DineTOgether program. I encourage local restaurateurs to register today so that Torontonians can show our love this fall while enjoying a delicious feature menu.”– Mayor John Tory

To ensure the program benefits as many restaurants as possible, there is no participation fee and minimal eligibility criteria, including:

  • Be a full-service/table-service restaurant located in Toronto
  • Possess a Toronto Public Health (TPH) Green DineSafe pass
  • Possess a City Municipal Licensing & Standards Eating Establishment Licence (number starts with B71)
  • Comply with provincial and municipal reopening guidelines, including TPH guidelines for food premises.

Restaurant listings and menus for DineTOgether will be available in September here

ShowLoveTO, in association with Founding Sponsor American Express and in partnership with Destination Toronto, was launched by the City to encourage local tourism and foster community engagement and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

DineTOgether is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

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