Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
Retail Council of Canada has applauded the Ontario government’s announcement which allows retailers to temporarily deliver goods 24 hours of a day, seven days a week.
This will help to ensure essential items remain on store shelves and get to consumers.
Currently, restrictions in many municipals limit the hours for store deliveries between 7am and 7pm. yesterday’s legislation temporarily lifts that constraint to allow for a more efficient movement of goods from warehouses to stores.
“To assist in getting goods to market in a more expeditious manner, we applaud the Ontario Government for temporarily lifting time-of-day restrictions on roadways and deliveries for our retailers” said Diane J. Brisebois, President& CEO of the Retail Council of Canada. “As all levels of government work to protect the health of every citizen, we pledge to continue to play a strong supporting role in ensuring access to goods, when and where they are needed.”
The City of Toronto usually restricts noise between the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. which noise from “loading, unloading, delivering, packing, unpacking and otherwise handling any containers, products or materials.” Earlier in the week, city officials said that retailers would be exempted from the bylaw.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said during a call with the Retail Council of Canada the government was informed that businesses “need more flexibility with deliveries from the warehouses.”
This announcement follows a similar move by the City of Toronto, Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon), and the City of Ottawa to remove delivery time of day restrictions.