04 Apr City of Toronto passes major changes to sidewalk cafes and patios.
Original article via Daily Hive. Click here to read.
After calling for input from the community, Toronto city council has agreed to establish a separate chapter of the Toronto Municipal Code for sidewalk cafes, public parklets and marketing displays.
AKA: produce stands and those cafe and bar patios that are plopped onto the street.
The result of this decision is a harmonized bylaw that will ensure application standards and fees are consistent across Toronto.
This is a pretty major change for the city’s restaurant owners, as up until now, the fees for sidewalk cafes and the like have notably varied.