Data Stories from Phase 3 of Ontario's Reopening
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Data Stories from Phase 3 of Ontario's Reopening

October 25, 2021 Calculating time...

Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening began on July 16, 2021. There was a moderate increase at restaurants with the return of indoor dining but tourist attractions, recreational sports leagues, and gyms were where Ontarians spent the most money.

Overall

Across the province volumes continue to climb although at a slower pace week-over-week (4%) compared to the first big opening at Step 1.
Retail levels remained essentially the same week-over-week (1%) but spending at restaurants continued to climb with a 13% increase during the first weekend of indoor dining.
The real winners of Step 3 were tourist attractions, recreational sports leagues, and gyms: 
348% week-over-week increase at tourist attractions and exhibits (zoos, museums, tours, etc.)
187% week-over-week increase at commercial sports (recreational sports leagues, sports camps, etc.)
77% week-over-week increase at gyms and studios

Week-over-week Volume Comparisons for Ontario

Week-over-week Volume Comparisons for Ontario

Year-over-year Volume Comparisons for Ontario

Year-over-year Volume Comparisons for Ontario

Regional Breakouts – Week-over-week Volumes

Dufferin
9% increase in volumes overall
7% increase in volumes at retail
11% increase in volumes at restaurants

Durham
1% increase in volumes overall
12% increase in volumes at restaurants
17% increase in volumes at gyms and studios
27% increase in volumes at car rentals

Halton
2% increase in volumes overall
12% increase in volumes at restaurants
10% increase in volumes at gyms and studios
17% increase in volumes at car rentals
2482% increase in volumes at recreational sports leagues and camps

Hamilton
1% increase in volumes overall
9% increase in volumes at restaurants
25% increase in volumes at hotels
259% increase in volumes at car rentals
160% increase in volumes at recreational sports leagues and camps
211% increase in volumes at gyms and studios

Niagara
1% increase in volumes overall
6% increase in volumes at restaurants
24% increase in volumes at hotels
43% increase in volumes at car rentals
241% increase in volumes at gyms and studios
374% increase in volumes at tourist attractions and exhibits

Ottawa
6% increase in volumes overall
11% increase in volumes at restaurants
102% increase in volumes at recreational sports leagues and camps

Peel
0% increase in volumes overall
16% increase in volumes at restaurants
314% increase in volumes at gyms and studios
636% increase in volumes at recreational sports leagues and camps

Simcoe
4% increase in volumes overall
3% increase in volumes at retail
10% increase in volumes at restaurants
41% increase in volumes at car rentals
40% increase in volumes at gyms and studios

Toronto
8% increase in volumes overall
3% increase in volumes at retail
15% increase in volumes at restaurants
222% increase in volumes at gyms and studios
188% increase in volumes at tourist attractions and exhibits
234% increase in volumes at recreational sports leagues and camps

Waterloo
7% increase in volumes overall
4% increase in volumes at retail
13% increase in volumes at restaurants
78% increase in volumes at hotels
327% increase in volumes at gyms and studios

Wellington
0% increase in volumes overall
18% increase in volumes at restaurants
28% increase in volumes at hotels

York
4% increase in volumes overall
4% increase in volumes at retail
12% increase in volumes at restaurants
49% increase in volumes at gyms and studios
291% increase in volumes at recreational sports leagues and camps

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About the data: Week-over-week Ontario Reopening Step 3 data is based on the transaction volumes for the weekend of July 16-18, 2021 as compared to the week prior of July 9-11, 2021. Year-over-year volumes are based on a comparison to the same period in the year prior. Moneris spending reports measure spending in Canada across a range of categories by analyzing credit and debit card transaction data. The figures and percentages cited are derived from aggregated transaction volumes being processed by Moneris in the applicable categories.

 

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