PERMIT- Apply for Temporary patio program
The temporary patio program started on July 8, 2020. Restaurants and bars with a valid 2022 or 2023 business licence can expand outdoor seating and dining areas to help meet COVID-19 safety guidelines.
You need a permit to install a temporary patio on a municipal road or a municipal parking lot.
Permits will not be granted for temporary patios on municipal roads with posted speed limits over 50 km/h.
There is no fee for a new application. All temporary patios on the municipal right-of-way are subject to enforcement.
If you require any construction for your temporary patio, such as building a wood platform, you must enter an encroachment agreement. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.615.3200 ext. 5428.
Any platform that is higher than two feet above the average grade will also require a building permit.
No permit is required for temporary patios on private lands. However, restaurants should get permission from the property owner or property manager before installing a patio.
Your patio must adhere to design requirements and comply with the zoning regulations for temporary patios. These include:
- Patios not permitted on required landscaped areas or landscaped buffers
- Patios must maintain a setback of 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) from residential zones
- Patios may occupy up to 50% of required parking spaces but not accessible parking spaces
- Patios may not obstruct a driveway or parking aisle
- Restaurants must make sure fire routes are clear and not blocked.
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If you need more information or have questions about temporary patio permits, email email@example.com or call 905-615-3200 ext. 3039.
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