The Ontario Government has deemed Automotive Repair Essential Service.

Essential businesses are being asked to put into place any and all measures to safeguard the well-being of their employees on the front lines.”

Full list of essential workplaces
Source: Government of Ontario – https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces.html

6. Motor vehicle, auto-supply, auto and motor-vehicle-repair, including bicycle repair, aircraft repair, heavy equipment repair, watercraft/marine craft repairs, car and truck dealerships and related facilities;

17. Businesses and facilities that provide transportation services to businesses and individuals including by air, water, road, and rail including providing logistical support, distribution services, warehousing and storage, including truck stops and tow operators;

18. Businesses that provide materials and services for the operation, maintenance and safety of transportation systems (road, transit, rail, air and marine) including delivery of maintenance services such as clearing snow, response to collisions, and completing needed repairs to the transportation systems.

19. Businesses that extract, manufacture, process and distribute goods, products, equipment and materials, including businesses that manufacture inputs to other manufacturers (e.g. primary metal/ steel, blow molding, component manufacturers, chemicals, etc. that feed the end-product manufacturer);

74. Organizations, including Administrative Authorities, that regulate and inspect businesses.ow that you’ve selected a template, you’ll define the layout of your email and give your content a place to live by adding, rearranging, and deleting content blocks.

This is good news for our industry.

Diane Freeman
AARO Executive Director