Outdoor Patios

Outdoor patios add vibrancy to City streets. They provide inclusive and welcoming public spaces for people to meet, relax and dine.

Food and beverage businesses with a valid business licence can apply to establish an outdoor patio on public property. Patios are licensed annually. They must be safe, accessible and maintain functional access to City infrastructure. Patios are not guaranteed in every location. They are subject to technical requirements driven by municipal priorities and site characteristics. Our Outdoor Patio Information Guide provides more information on patio requirements, layout options and design guidelines for active and prospective businesses. 

The Outdoor Patio Program launched in April 2023 following the adoption of the Patio Regulation Bylaw. 

Patio Regulation Bylaw