Now that the emergency brake has been pulled in Ontario, restaurants are closed for on-site dining and Ottawa's mayor has a suggestion for helping them out.
On April 3, the first day of the shutdown, Mayor Jim Watson asked residents to get takeout or delivery over the long weekend to support local restaurants.
With the provincial shutdown in place many of our local restaurants ordered food for this long weekend and they can… https://t.co/1aHv4EETER— Jim Watson (@Jim Watson)1617456480.0
"With the provincial shutdown in place many of our local restaurants ordered food for this long weekend and they can’t serve it on their premises," he tweeted.
"Please consider takeout or curb-side or delivery and help our friends and neighbours during a very, very difficult time," Watson continued, before asking people to spread the word.
The new provincewide measures don't allow for any in-person dining, including on patios.