You can license the use of sidewalk property owned by the City for retail and entertainment purposes.
Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP)
To support business recovery due to COVID-19, we have created an expedited patio permit. Businesses can quickly apply to convert on-street parking or sidewalk spaces into temporary patios.
The Temporary Expedited Patio Program doesn't apply to complex patios or any patio that doesn't fall within the program.
Other retail sidewalk opportunities
Find out how to apply to have street banners and flags installed advertising your non-profit group, charitable organization or special event in Vancouver.
Find out what is required to busk in Vancouver streets.
Restaurant or cafes can get a patio permit. Permits are available for a patio located on a sidewalk or on your establishment's property.