Oakville restaurants can open patios before Easter long weekend
Published March 9, 2022 at 11:27 am
While patio season is just around the corner, Oakville food and drink establishments can apply for a patio permit now.
The Town of Oakville’s patio permit application program is open and local restaurants must complete an application for the 2022 April to November patio season.
Approved patios can then be installed after Wednesday, April 13, ahead of the Easter long weekend.
“Many of our local eating and drinking establishments were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “Following the immense success and popularity of the pilot patio program in the last two years, and as we emerge from the pandemic, we know our local businesses will benefit from the patio program extension.”
The Town’s Commercial Recovery Initiative was extended this year to continue to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The extension allows businesses to install temporary patios, bistros and merchandising on public and private lands, with fee waivers for permits and licensing.
To support local businesses impacted by COVID-19, the town’s Commercial Recovery Initiative was extended for 2022.
The extension allows businesses temporary installation of patios, bistros, and merchandising on public and private lands, with fee waivers for permits and licensing.
Key highlights include:
Patios are permitted in a mix of locations, including private lands and parking spaces, as well as town lands, including sidewalks, on-street parking spaces, Towne Square, a parking lot in Kerr Village and on a section of Marine Drive in Bronte Village.
Town staff approved 112 permits for patios in 2021, an increase of 20 per cent from the previous year.
Staff will assess the success of the 2022 patio season, including the uptake by restaurants and any potential challenges, to develop a Seasonal Patio Strategy for patios on public and private lands.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising advertising