Ontario Caps Food Delivery Fees to Protect Small Businesses

Lower fees to support restaurants where indoor dining is prohibited: the Ontario government is helping small and independent restaurants during COVID-19 by capping high food delivery fees.

The Supporting Local Restaurants Act, 2020 will come into effect tomorrow, December 19, at 12:01 a.m. Food delivery companies will be required to limit the rates they charge to 20% for each transaction — with no more than 15% for commission for food delivery services. The cap applies in areas where indoor dining is prohibited, to help restaurants stay in business and continue contributing to their communities. If indoor dining is prohibited in new regions, the cap will also apply in those locations.