Last updated on July 7, 2021

As Canada shifts to fewer restrictions, how much have Canadians’ attitudes toward going out changed? After being in the pandemic for over a year, are consumers gravitating towards the stay-at-home life or hungry to get back to pre-pandemic times? After asking for the opinion of 8,500 Canadians this May 2021, Caddle made some interesting discoveries on what exactly Canadians will (or will not) be returning to.

So, what’s the big change?

As the provinces move out of a state of lockdown, Caddle wonders how the reopening of different industries will be impacted. Specifically, Caddle wanted to know what would encourage Canadians to return to some of their favourite spots – restaurants, movie theatres, and gyms.

Hey Google, Search Restaurants Near Me

Admit it, there’s nothing better than heading to your favourite Italian, Chinese, Indian, or ANY restaurant for that matter to indulge in some of your favourite foods! Prior to the pandemic, a majority of Canadians responded that they used to visit restaurants a few times a month (24.2%). While 41% of Canadians will be visiting restaurants about the same amount in the next 6 months, over 40% will be visiting less. With this information in mind, Caddle wanted to identify the factors that would increase restaurants’ attendance. Physical distancing, overall cleanliness, and vaccine requirements ranked amongst the highest with scores of 41.5%, 41.1%, and 36.8% respectively.