The Brantford City Council approved a temporary patio allowance for private and public outdoor patios to help local businesses meet the criteria to reopen under the provincial Reopening Framework, while following COVID-19 guidelines to protect public health and safety.
“The allowance grants all restaurants and other commercial or retail uses in the City of Brantford the opportunity to apply for a temporary outdoor patio extension from now until January 1, 2021,” says Mayor Kevin Davis, Chair of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force. “The City and Council recognize the importance of supporting our local restaurants and business owners during these unprecedented and challenging times.”
As of June 12th, 2020, restaurants are permitted to reopen patios by COVID-19 preventative safety guidelines and measures, and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) requirements.
“We hope the Temporary Patio Allowance will assist in economic recovery for local businesses seeking to re-establish operations while adhering to and maintaining physical distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic”, says Joe Muto, Manager of Development Planning at the City of Brantford.
To learn more about the specific guidelines to obtain a Temporary Patio Allowance, please visit brantford.ca/PatioBrantford.