Ottawa businesses with Class B, D, E, or R liquor licenses must close daily at 10pm. This is in a new executive order from Mayor Dan Aussem issued Saturday. It affects any restaurant, bar, gaming parlor, clubs or any other entity with the above licenses.
If any such business violates the order, they will be in violation of municipal code and be fined anywhere from $75 and $750. There's more: their liquor license will be immediately suspended. Continuing to violate the order may result in revocation of their liquor license.
The order is needed, in the Mayor's opinion, to slow the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 in the community. The order will remain in effect until further notice.