You can license the use of sidewalk property owned by the City for retail and entertainment purposes.
Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP)
The Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP) will end on October 31, 2021. All TEPP patios must be removed by November 1, 2021.
City Council has approved a new Summer Patio Program to launch in 2022. These patios will be permitted between April 1 to October 31. All Temporary Expedited Patio permit holders will be invited to apply for the new ongoing Summer Patio Program soon.
Other retail sidewalk opportunities
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Restaurant or cafes can get a patio permit. Permits are available for a patio located on a sidewalk or on your establishment's property.