March 9, 2022

Repost from the Town of Oakville

Restaurants can open patios before Easter long weekend

Patio season is around the corner and the Town of Oakville’s 2022 patio permit application program is now open! Any new and returning food and drink establishments who wish to open a patio for the April to November 2022 season must complete an application. Installation of approved patios can begin after Wednesday, April 13, in time for the Easter long weekend.

Information on how to apply for a patio permit, the online forms and other details are available on the 2022 Patio Applications page or by contacting ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.

To support local businesses impacted by COVID-19, the town’s Commercial Recovery Initiative was extended for 2022. The extension allows businesses temporary installation of patios, bistros, and merchandising on public and private lands, with fee waivers for permits and licensing.

Key highlights

  • Patios are permitted in a mix of locations, including private lands and parking spaces, as well as town lands, including sidewalks, on-street parking spaces, Towne Square, a parking lot in Kerr Village and on a section of Marine Drive in Bronte Village.
  • Town staff approved 112 permits for patios in 2021, an increase of 20 per cent from the previous year.
  • Staff will assess the success of the 2022 patio season, including the uptake by restaurants and any potential challenges, to develop a Seasonal Patio Strategy for patios on public and private lands.