The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The Town of Oakville’s Commercial Recovery Initiative has been extended into 2021, which includes a program for the temporary installation of patios, bistros, and merchandising on public and private lands.
This program continues to support the town-wide reopening of commercial businesses in a practical and safe manner. Ninety-two patio permits were issued in 2020 for restaurants and eateries across Oakville – with half located on town lands and the remaining on private sites.
Set-up may start no earlier than March 26, 2021. The regular patio season will close on Monday, November 1, 2021. Extensions may be issued for continued patio use through to December 31, 2021.
With the 2021 patio season beginning in early spring and extending into early winter, any proposed heating devices and tents/structures must comply with the 2021 Covered and Heated Patios Requirements and Guidelines. It is important to note that certain tents/structures may require a separate review process and building permit. Please connect with the patio team by email at email@example.com to discuss your proposal.
Whether a returning participant from the 2020 program or a new applicant, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your business name in the subject line:
a completed 2021 patio application form
a copy of your Certificate of Insurance, which demonstrates:
Third party liability coverage with an insurance company acceptable to the Town of Oakville, in the minimum amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) in total and in the minimum amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) for each occurrence and containing provisions satisfactory to the town, naming the town as an additional insured and being non-cancellable by the insurance company without reasonable written notice to the town.
Please ensure the coverage is valid throughout the 2021 patio season.
a drawing or marked-up photograph of the proposed area for the patio, bistro or outdoor use.
Please include dimensions and details to help expedite the process.
The patio team will review the submission and begin processing the permit/agreement. This includes: