Over the course of the pandemic, it’s been made clear that Toronto’s restaurant industry has been one of the worst-hit. Many spots have been shut down and others are still trying to get back on their feet. In an effort to help with the recovery, the City of Toronto has introduced DineTOgether.
As a part of the program, featured menus will be available for dining (indoor and outdoor), takeout and delivery. It is under the ShowLoveTO initiative which aims to shine a light on the city’s diverse culinary scene. Restaurants are invited to start submitting their feature menus from August 4 and the registration closes on August 31.
Restaurants are expected to offer a lunch and/or dinner menu, each with two courses. This must include a main dish and either a starter or dessert. The prices per person for the features menus will range from $15 to $50 in $5 increments. This does not include beverages, taxes and gratuity.
An additional step to make it easier for businesses, the restaurants will not have to pay any participation fees. They only have to meet the various eligibility criteria, which include having a valid Green DineSafe pass.
The DineTOgether program will run for two weeks from September 17 to October 3 and it’s set to be the foodie event of the season.