The temporary patio program starts on June 24, 2020. Restaurants and bars with a valid 2020 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.
Permission to allow temporary patios has been extended from October 15 to November 15, 2020. This one-month and final extension that will be granted to those who have secured a patio through either a temporary encroachment agreement or the temporary patio permit program. Extensions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the patio and surrounding area can be safely maintained during a winter event. There is no fee for the extension.
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.
Your application package must include these four documents:
Once your application has been reviewed and approved by the City, you can install your temporary patio starting on the effective date listed on your permit. If there are impacts to sidewalk access and the City has to install traffic safety barriers or ramps, the permit will go into effect only after these measures have been installed.
Fees are waived for temporary patio permits.
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.
During Stage 2, Peel Public Health does not allow customers to move inside to dine when it rains.
If it rains, while maintaining 2 metres (6 feet) of physical distancing, patrons can go inside to:
Dining cannot continue indoors.
Takeout should be the only option on rainy days until the Region moves into Stage 3.
If you need more information or have questions about temporary patio permits, email email@example.com or call 905-615-3200 ext.5593 or 8581.