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Sidewalk Cafes

This page was last reviewed on November 10, 2020.

Sidewalk cafes are permitted in commercial zones in the Village.

Sidewalk cafes are seasonal outdoor patios located on a sidewalk or in a parking stall. The sidewalk cafe season is March 1 to October 31.

Complete an application for a sidewalk cafe permit.

A permit is not required to place tables and chairs on a sidewalk as long as

  • the tables and chairs are located immediately adjoining the existing business within 1 metre of the property line
  • the tables and chairs are removed at the end of the business day
  • the sidewalk is unimpeded next to the table and chairs for a 1.5 metre width
  • there is no area demarcated for the business’s own use
  • there are no constructed items or fixtures on the sidewalk adjacent to the business
  • liquor is not served

Find out about businesses licences and the Sidewalk Cafe Bylaw No. 1019, 2015.

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