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March 11, 2022

Spring and Summer Temporary Patios: Burlington City Council approves streamlined approval process

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Burlington, Ont.— March 11, 2022 — At a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, March 1, Burlington City Council approved a start date of April 15, 2022 for the temporary patio program. Council also approved expediting the approval process for 2021 temporary patio permit holders to allow their permits to be renewed this year based on their 2021 patio approvals. Application fees for the 2022 temporary patio program are being waived once again to help businesses recover due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for the 2022 temporary patio program are being accepted until Friday, April 1, 2022. Business owners/operators that would like to install a temporary patio during the 2022 patio season are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will still be accepted after this deadline but may take longer to approve.

City staff are committed to reviewing temporary patio program applications and working collaboratively with applicants to help local restaurants and businesses understand how they can safely operate an outdoor patio during the 2022 patio season.

For more information, visit or contact the City’s Special Business Area Coordinator: 905-335-7600, ext. 7402.

Burlington is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. As residents continue to rediscover many of their favourite spaces and activities in the city, City services may look different as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City’s commitment to providing the community with essential services remains a priority. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at and follow @CityBurlington on social media.


Mark Simeoni, Director, Community Planning

“It’s been a long winter and many are eagerly awaiting patio season, especially our local businesses. The City of Burlington team is committed to working with interested businesses on a case-by-case basis to do what we can to support restaurant operators in their recovery as part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as we work towards a new normal.”

I urge owners who are considering adding a patio for the spring, summer or fall season, to submit their application as soon as possible so staff can work with them on a mutual solution. Our goal is to support our local businesses by turning around their patio permit applications as quickly as we can.”

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