Restaurant and Motel Association Seeks Action


TORONTO — According to the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA), a recent survey it conducted shows that, although the invoice pertaining to the G20 Summit its looking to send the federal government will be hefty, it will only represent a portion of what Toronto restaurateurs say they lost during the meeting of world leaders late last month.

Heading into the G20 summit, ORHMA put an assistance program into place for members that might be affected. Commenting on the anticipatory nature of the program, ORHMA president and CEO, Tony Elenis stated: “As you know we were proactively talking to government for compensation before all this happened last December. We needed to ensure a compensation process for our members was in place prior to the G20 summit. We wanted every member to have the piece of mind to know that ORHMA would be there to help them after the summit was over.”

According to ORHMA, it comes as no surprise that the greatest area of need for compensation is in lost business as opposed to the more highly reported vandalism, among many other costs.

Restaurateurs interested in participating in ORHMA’s compensation program can visit its website,, and click on the Toronto Region section.


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