Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

Application portal open for Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

Overview of funding

Your business can apply online to receive property tax and energy cost rebates through the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program.

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The Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program will support eligible businesses that are required to close or reduce capacity due to recently announced public health measures. Eligible businesses will receive rebate payments for a portion of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to capacity limits or a requirement to temporarily close. The rebate amount will be 50 per cent up to 100 per cent of these costs depending on the degree to which the business is subject to public health restrictions. This program is targeted to businesses that are the most financially impacted by provincially-mandated public health measures.

  • The following types of businesses are eligible for support
    • Restaurants and bars
    • Personal care services relating to the hair or body
    • Retailers less than 50,000 sq ft (non-grocery, retail excluding alcohol)
    • Small grocery stores less than 5,000 sq ft
    • Gyms and other facilities used for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including indoor spectator sports)
    • Places of worship
    • Indoor meeting and event spaces available for rent
    • Indoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas
    • Casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
    • Indoor portion of horse and car racing tracks
    • Indoor museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions
    • Indoor clubhouses at outdoor recreational amenities
    • Indoor business associated with tour and guide services
    • Oxygen bars
    • Steam rooms and saunas
    • Bathhouses and sex clubs
    • Indoor teaching and instruction centres (i.e., tutoring services)
    • Indoor driving instruction centres
    • Day camps and overnight camps for children
    • Before- and after-school programs
    • Pet and veterinary services

Note: some business types have not been required to close or significantly restrict services during the entirety of provincial public health restrictions. Eligible number of Energy billing cycles will reflect the actual period of time a business has been required to close or significantly restrict services.

Apply here.

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