COVID-19: A relief resource for commercial tenants and landlords across Canada

April 9, 2020 | Catherine (Cathie) Brayley, Maxime Chabot, Katlyn Cooper, Nizar Dahrouge, Claire R. Durocher, Lisa Goodfellow, Hodson Harding, Shetal Jas, Savvas Kotsopoulos, Lesley Kim, Colleen Ma, Troy McEachren, Tara Piurko, Kayla Romanow, Joshua I. Selby, Kelly Starrak, Manjit Singh, Stephanie Tassopoulos, Julia Thielmann

Miller Thomson LLP recognises this is an unprecedented time and we continue to be committed to the well-being and sustainability of our clients. The government and various other institutions have implemented a number of measures aimed at providing economic relief and assistance (“Relief”) due to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Miller Thomson has created a chart, linked below, which is intended to serve as a resource for commercial tenants seeking relief from the business disruptions caused by this global pandemic, as well as for commercial landlords who may wish to direct their tenants to any of the relief options available through the government or other private institutions.

Download chart (PDF)updated April 27, 2020

Please note that this situation is fluid, and therefore we urge you to refer to government websites directly for the most up to date information relevant to your particular jurisdiction. Additionally, some of the programs identified have particular eligibility requirements which may not be covered in the summary chart, and we refer you to the applicable government website for further details.

Miller Thomson’s Labour & Employment Group has also consolidated a helpful resource of Cross-Canada Support Programs for Employers and Employees.

Further information about various municipalities across Canada can be found at the City Watch website; while Miller Thomson cannot guarantee the accuracy of information contained at this external website, it may be helpful for commercial landlords and tenants as a reference.

For more information or specific advice relevant to your circumstances, please contact one of our regional Real Estate leads:


Miller Thomson is closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we provide our clients with the appropriate support in this rapidly changing environment. For additional information, please see our COVID-19 resources page.


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