Brampton launches program to support local restaurants during COVID-19

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Today (June 24), the Region of Peel entered Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan, allowing restaurants and bars in Brampton to open for dining in outdoor areas.

To support this change, the City of Brampton has launched the Patio Brampton program, which will make it easier for restaurants and bars to expand their patios while maintaining physical distancing outside.

More residents will be able to get outdoors to enjoy the summer weather and support local businesses through this program.  

The City of Brampton is committed to supporting local businesses in their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Patio Brampton program will ensure quicker processing of applications and permits, as well as allow for the waiving of fees for sidewalk, parking lot and curb lane patios until January 1, 2021.

Two options will be available to expand outdoor spaces including temporary patio extensions within private property and temporary patio extensions on municipal property or within the public right of way.

This means that restaurants have the option to extend their patios within private property and parking lots or on sidewalks.

Temporary patios will only be permitted for established restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments and businesses must have a valid business license/registration to operate.

Accessible parking spaces must remain available for parking use and access and temporary patio extensions may not be located within a designated fire route or sight triangles.

An application for a Temporary Patio Expansion is available on the City's website and can be submitted online to the City Clerk's Office.

The application review process and timelines will be streamlined for restaurant owners to protect the health and safety of staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information on getting a permit, visit the Patio Brampton page.

The City of Brampton is committed to the community's collective recovery from COVID-19 and the health and safety of staff and residents.

Patio Brampton will ensure businesses can continue to operate safely while respecting physical distancing measures and any other public health guidelines or orders issued by the Government of Ontario. 

Photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

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