Patio season in Oakville is right around the corner


Published March 8, 2021 at 10:22 pm


Oakville residents will soon be able to enjoy a good meal again on a patio at their favourite restaurant.

Oakville patio season opens on Thursday, April 1.

The Town’s Commercial Recovery Initiative has been extended into 2021 and that includes the program for the temporary set-up of patios, bistros and merchandising on public and private lands.

A total of 92 patio permits were issued for restaurants and eateries in 2020 across Oakville as part of the program aimed at supporting the opening of local businesses in a practical and safe manner.

The application process is open now and set-up must begin no earlier than March 26. While the regular season is scheduled to close on Monday, November 1 of this year, extensions for patio use may be extended until December 31.

The installation of any heating devices and tents/structures must comply with the Town’s 2021 Covered and Heated Patios Requirements and Guidelines.

Certain tent/structures could require a separate review process and building permit and local businesses are asked to outline their proposal with the patio team by sending an email to [email protected].

Local restaurants and eateries must complete a 2021 patio application form and include a drawing or marked-up photo of the proposed area along with the dimensions and a copy of your Certificate of Insurance.

Once again this year, application fees for the patios permits have been waived.

For more information, send an email to [email protected] or contact Service Oakville at 905-845-6601 or

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