Ontario Business Cost Rebate Program

Published Date
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Update March 4, 2022

The Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program provides eligible businesses with rebate payments on property taxes and energy costs, in the form of grants.

Business must be subject to a provincially-mandated capacity limit of 50 per cent or lower (including a requirement to temporarily close). 

Businesses will be required to submit proof of costs associated with property tax and energy bills as part of the application process.

To apply, visit Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs | ontario.ca and follow the link to complete the online application form. Applications will be open until 11:59 p.m. March 14, 2022.

Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program


The Ontario Government has announced eligible businesses impacted by recent COVID Closures may receive up to $10,000 in grants.  

Eligible businesses include:

  • restaurants and bars
  • personal care services (hair or body)
  • retailers (non-grocery, less than 50,000 sq ft)
  • small grocery stores (less than 5,000 sq ft)
  • gyms and other indoor sports and recreational facilities
  • places of worship
  • indoor meeting and event spaces
  • 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
  • steam rooms and saunas
  • oxygen bars
  • bathhouses and sex clubs
  • indoor teaching and instruction centres
  • indoor driving instruction centres
  • day camps and overnight camps for children
  • before- and after-school programs
  • pet and veterinary services

More information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, is available in the ON Govt. Press Release, found here: