In 2020, nine food establishments across the municipality were able to expand their outdoor dining through the Temporary Patio Program to assist with recovery. With Council recently approving the program's extension until the end of 2021, businesses will be able to continue with recovery efforts, and residents can continue to further support and enjoy them.
Council also approved a new stream to the COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan Program that supports Business Improvement Area businesses. The new Patio Grant Program will help restaurants with the funding required to establish or enhance outdoor dining areas.
All restaurants interested in the Temporary Patio Program for 2021 are required to submit a new application.