The Outdoor Patio program allows businesses, such as bars and restaurants, to put outdoor seating on the road allowance. An initial review and approval in accordance with the provisions of the Encroachment By-law is required, after which an annual permit may be issued.
Temporary Outdoor Patio Encroachment applications [ PDF - 668 Ko ] may be submitted at any Client Service Centre or the Right-of-Way Permit Counter, 100 Constellation Crescent, 6 Floor East, 613-580-2424 ext. 16000.
The proposal must include the following:
- A description of the proposed encroachment and all of the materials to be used in the construction and operation of the encroachment, including all appurtenances such as canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, wrought-iron railings and half walls;
- A plan showing the location and dimensions of the encroachment, the premises to which the encroachment will be appurtenant and the location of all relevant lot lines and existing surface features; and,
- A first time review fee as stipulated in Schedule B of the Encroachment By-law.
The annual permit for a patio starts on the first day the encroachment is used in the current year and expires on April 14 of the following year, with a fee that is calculated for the number of days from the permit start date to September 30.