Niagara-on-the-Lake to extend their patio permits until beginning of 2023
Published December 13, 2021 at 4:55 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Council has extended its Temporary Patio Program, which originally started in the summer of 2020, right up until January 1, 2023.
Through the streamlined process, existing permits will be extended upon submission of a renewed certificate of
insurance for the year 2022.
“We believe this program has been a successful venture for the Town to support Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants, increasing their capacity of service and helping them to recover revenue lost due to Provincially mandated closures,” said Mayor Betty Disero.
“Council remains committed to supporting businesses in every way we can.”
The town first created the program at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in summer 2020 to allow restaurants to create outdoor dining spaces at a time when indoor dining was not permitted due to Provincial restrictions.
They then extended the patio program in January of 2021.
“We are grateful to local patio owners and operators for continuing to work with the Town to allow safe dining options for residents and visitors,” stated Town CAO Marnie Cluckie.
The town says it “remains committed to supporting local business owners and operators as they recover from the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts include providing information about Regional, Provincial, and Federal funding programs, implementing pilot programs and executing online campaigns that stimulate the local economy while maintaining public safety.”
For more information about the Town’s Temporary Patio Program, including patio design standards and safety requirements, or to complete an application, visit: http://www.notl.com/patioinsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising