Ontario is once again in a State of Emergency.  This will be the case for at least another 28 days.  Rising COVID-19 case counts and overloaded hospital ICUs have made this move expected by anyone following recent developments.

Dealers may be open, by appointment only, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. subject to test drive restrictions, described below.

Just after 1:30 p.m. today Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the State of Emergency and a province-wide stay at home order effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday until further notice.

What this means is that everyone should remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. In addition to limiting outings to essential trips, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.

Full details about the new measures can be found HERE

More information on remote sales can be found HERE

Members may be eligible for relief from the Federal and Provincial Governments:

Please visit Federal Information is available HERE

and Provincial Information is available HERE

Test drives:


If members of the public are permitted to test drive any vehicles, boats or watercraft,

  • the test drive must be limited to no more than 10 minutes,
  • a maximum of two people, including up to one sales representative, may be present in the vehicle, boat or watercraft during the test drive, and
  • if two people who are not members of the same household are present in the vehicle during the test drive, any windows in the vehicle, boat or watercraft must be opened at all times.


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