The town is now in Stage 2 of the province’s reopening framework. More town amenities, programs and services are becoming available. Provincial orders remain in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines.
Through the Town of Oakville’s Commercial Recovery Initiative, a new program has been launched for 2020 which includes patios. This program supports the town-wide reopening of commercial businesses in a practical and safe manner.
While the timeframe and requirements for physical distancing remain unknown, town staff are available to begin the intake and consultation process for patios, bistros and other measures requiring the use of public lands including municipal sidewalks and roadways to achieve physical distancing. Expanded use of private lands for these purposed is also being accommodated.
While town permits will be issued, applicants must comply with provincial directives and regulations.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) has created an abbreviate process for the extension of the premises related to existing liquor licences onto new or expanded patios. Compliance with the requirements requires confirmation that the municipality does not object to the extension of the premises. For eligible patios confirmation that the town does not object will be provided with the permit for the patio. Separate applications and fees are not required.
For more details, please contact Service Oakville at 905-845-6601 or email@example.com.