Patio dining allowed in Mississauga and Brampton starting this weekend

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Published March 19, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Patio dining allowed in Mississauga and Brampton starting this weekend

Good news for Mississauga and Brampton residents: If you want to take advantage of the gorgeous weather with some outdoor dining, you’ll be able to very soon.

The province has confirmed that restaurants and bars in Peel and Toronto will be allowed to open their patios to customers starting on Saturday, March 20.

More specifically, establishments will be able to serve people from the same household outdoors, with proper distancing and safety measures in effect. Businesses will also have to post visible signs outdoors stating their maximum occupancy.

This adjustment to the grey-lockdown restrictions comes shortly after Premier Doug Ford said in his Friday morning press conference that he would meet with his cabinet to discuss amending restrictions in Toronto and Peel.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, the Peel Region Medical Officer of Health, had mentioned he would support the changes to the grey zone.

Despite the allowance of patio dining, indoor dining is still off the table as Mississauga and Brampton remain under lockdown for the foreseeable future.

Additionally, for cities/regions in the red and orange zones, the province will begin to allow dining inside of restaurants at up to 50 per cent capacity (a maximum of 50 people in red zones and 100 people in orange zones).

Previously, a maximum of 10 people were allowed inside red zone restaurants and 50 people were allowed inside orange zone restaurants.

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