2020 Patio Applications

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.

What’s New for 2020

  1. Town lands, such as sidewalks and parking spaces and will be available in 2020 for patios subject to permitting requirements.
  2. Opportunities for new or extended patios on private property with temporary exemptions from required parking or site plan obligations
  3. Application fees related to processing permits have been waived for 2020.
  4. Expedited processing of municipal consent to temporary extension of liquor licence 

Apply now

Apply for a patio permit on town land or private property by completing the 2020 patio permit application (pdf). Once completed, send to service@oakville.ca.

For more details, please contact Service Oakville at 905-845-6601 or service@oakville.ca.