Approved temporary patios will support businesses to meet orders of the Provincial Health Officer related to COVID-19 that affect existing capacities.
Extending Existing Temporary Patio Extension Approvals
The municipality has confirmed support to the LCRB for extension of approved TESA authorizations until October 31, 2021 so as not to disrupt business operations and ensure businesses have time to prepare for continuing or changing operational requirements for winter.
Businesses will need to contact the municipality to request to extend the term of their municipal approval. The municipality will not support an increase in use of non-renewable heat sources for the temporary patio extensions. Staff will work with individual businesses to address winter snow management and corresponding conditions will be added to the extension approvals.
New Temporary Patio Extensions
The municipality will consider new applications for temporary patios on private lands and public lands through to October 31, 2021.
If you propose to serve liquor you must also apply for a TESA authorization with the LCRB at their online licensing application portal . Municipal approval is required prior to provincial approval for all individual requests for liquor primary and manufacturer expansions.
Estimated processing time for municipal approval is 7-14 business days.
For private property, municipal approval cannot be given without proof of strata approval. Municipal approval or refusal will be provided in writing to the applicant via the email address provided on the application form.
The applicant must prepare and provide all required information at the applicant’s expense.
Any permanent patios must go through the regular municipal development permit approval process.
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