You must have a permit and a lease to operate an on-street patio.

 On-street Patios include a patio area on the sidewalk portion of the boulevard and a temporary sidewalk constructed through the on-street parking area (Siteplan example).  On-street Patios shall be used for a passive seating area for the public or patrons of a food or beverage service business.   


 You apply each year for a permit that is valid from May 1st through October 31st in the year it was obtained.  You must apply at least 30 days before the intended installation date. 

Your application must include:

 On-street Patio applications are reviewed by the Business Improvement Area Committee and the Accessibility Advisory Committee for comment.  Applications are circulated to relevant staff for comment.  

You must follow the On-Street Patio By-law.  Fees for the On-Street Patios shall be as per the Municipality’s Rates and Fees By-law.