As part of its expanded grant program to help restaurants in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, DoorDash has today announced it would provide $1,125,000 CAD in local COVID-19 relief grants. The grant program is part of the company’s $200 million USD, 5-year Main Street Strong Pledge.
Restaurants will be able to apply to receive a $3,000 CAD grant to be used to offset costs associated with the ongoing pandemic. Eligible restaurants must have 3 stores or fewer currently operating, $3 million CAD or less in 2019 annual revenue per store, and employ 50 people or fewer per store.
“I want to thank DoorDash for stepping up and for providing financial assistance to restaurants across this city. I hope that restaurants in Toronto are able to take advantage of this grant program so we can continue to build up and support our city’s main streets,” said Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto.
“We’re committed to supporting Canadian restaurants as they continue to navigate uncertainties presented by the pandemic. Whether it’s to maintain operations or help support staff, we hope these grants will play a role in enabling our merchants to stay resilient and continue to feed their local communities,” said David London, Director, U.S. East and Canada Government Relations, DoorDash.
Applications are available today through February 17th, 2021 at doordash.helloalice.com, and selected restaurants will be notified by March 1, 2021. Funds will be distributed by early April.