Covid-Info

GOVERNMENT RENT RELIEF PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO TENANTS

Federal Programs

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities, which have experienced a decrease in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of the commercial rent or property expenses. The CERS program ended effective October 23, 2021, however, claim periods dating back to July 2021 are still open for application.

Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)

With the end of CERS, the Tourism and Hospital Recovery Program was introduced. This program provides support to organizations with a revenue drop of at least 40% in the fields of tourism, hospitality, arts, entertainment and recreation activities.

Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)

With the end of the CERS program, the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program was also introduced. This program provides support, regardless of the business sector, to organizations with at least 50% revenue drop during the applicable claim period.

These programs are administered directly to tenants. Qualifying tenants must complete the application process. Payments will be made directly to tenants. Landlords are not involved in the application process.

To initiate and complete the application process, please visit:
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html

The website includes qualification criteria, details as to applicable expenses, a subsidy-calculator tool, technical guidance, instructions as to how to apply, as well as the application process itself. If you have not done so already, we urge you to visit the website and complete the application as soon as possible.

For the application, please note that:

  • Rental amounts and other details can be found in the 2021 and 2022 Rental Advice Notice (‘RAN’) as previously provided to you.
  • The legal name of the landlord appears on your Rental Advice Notice (‘RAN’) as well as your Lease.
  • The landlord contact name is Naushin Virji, Operations Manager, 359 Kent Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0R6, (613) 565-5864, nvirji@trinity-group.com.

Provincial Programs (Ontario)
Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program (Opening January 2022)

Beginning January 2022, the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program will aim to support businesses that are most impacted by public health measures in response to the Omicron variant. A full list of eligible business types will be available in mid-January 2022, retroactive to December 19, 2021.

This program is administered directly to tenants. Qualifying tenants must complete the application process. Payments will be made directly to tenants. Landlords are not involved in the application process.

To initiate and complete the application process, please visit:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs
For the application, please note that:

  • Rental amounts and other details can be found in the 2021 and 2022 Rental Advice Notice (‘RAN’) as previously provided to you.
  • The legal name of the landlord appears on your Rental Advice Notice (‘RAN’) as well as your Lease.
  • You will be required to submit property tax and energy bills as part of the application process. For access to the 2021 property tax billing for your property, please contact Naushin Virji, details below.
  • The landlord contact name is Naushin Virji, Operations Manager, 359 Kent Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0R6, (613) 565-5864, nvirji@trinity-group.com.