Eating Periods

The County of Frontenac, as an employer in the Province of Ontario, is bound both by the Employment Standards Act (ESA), 2000 with respect to eating periods and its Collective Agreements with its employees, including the ferry staff. To ensure compliance with the ESA and the Collective Agreement with its ferry workers, the break times for eating periods have been adjusted. Depending on staffing levels and circumstances, the following can be used as a guide only:

Monday to Friday – Days (There is generally no disruption of service for these periods)

  • 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • 2:30pm to 3:00pm
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday – Days (No service during these periods – some exceptions during the summer)

  • 12:00pm to 12:30pm
  • 2:30pm to 2:45pm
  • 4:30pm to 4:45pm

All Nights (No service during these periods)

  • 12:00am to 12:30am
  • 2:30am to 2:45am
  • 4:30am to 4:45am

These time periods are approximate to allow for repositioning of the boat to the mainland and may vary.