Temporary Patio

2022 Temporary Patio Program

2022 Temporary Patio Program

Building on the successes of the Temporary Patio Program, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is excited to extend the Temporary Patio Program for 2022, supporting local restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments in their efforts to provide safe outdoor dining experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake's Temporary Patio Permit Program is currently in effect for the 2022 patio season, ending January 1, 2023.

  • There are no application fees associated with this process
  • Any necessary maintenance completed by the Town as a result of the patio may be charged to the applicant.
  • All temporary patios must comply with guidelines provided by the Town, the Province, and the AGCO regarding patio size, occupancy limits, and health regulations. 

Application Process & Requirements

Existing Temporary Patio Permit Holders are not required to re-apply, unless there are changes to the patio.  A new Certificate of Insurance is required for 2022, please see 1. below.

Patio operators can apply for their 2022 Temporary Patio Permit through one of two application streams: 1) Renewal Applications with No Changes 2) New Applications or Alterations/Expansions to Existing Patio Spaces:

The intent of these two streams is to streamline the review process and expedite permit issuance. Expansions or structural revisions to existing patio spaces will require the completion of a “Renewal Application with Changes”.

Through the application process, Town Staff is committed to making every effort to enhance customer service, streamline processes and support economic recovery while minimizing impact to the heritage district and ensuring all health and safety requirements are met. 

Thank you and we wish patio owners and operators a successful, safe, and enjoyable season ahead!