Haldimand County Council has approved a permanent Seasonal Sidewalk and On-Street Patio pilot program. The program allows local businesses to open a seasonal patio on the sidewalk or an on-street parking area in front of their business.
In addition to the Seasonal Sidewalk and On-Street Patio program on public property, Haldimand County will also be extending the temporary private patio programs that was established in 2020 to support the restaurant sector through COVID-19 restrictions to run from March 15th 2021 to January 1st 2022. This program permits establishments to open a temporary seasonal patio on private property without proceeding through the planning approval process.
Eligible establishments include restaurants, taverns and other eating and drinking establishments, as well as micro-breweries. The application process will be administered by the Haldimand County Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Division. The public patio application can be found HERE and the private patio application can be found HERE. Prior to submission, applicants are encouraged to contact EDT staff to review their application at 905-318-5932 ext. 6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Haldimand County is growing the local economy and contributing to ongoing community vibrancy with the establishment of this program. This program is intended to be flexible in granting permission to commercial establishments for the use of County Property for seasonal patios. The program will consider various types of patios that make use of sidewalks (or other municipal property that isn’t the traveled portion of a roadway including alleyways) as well the use of parking spots. It is intended that seasonal patios on municipal property will be granted for establishments located in the defined downtown areas and community improvement project areas. Commercial areas and hamlets can also be considered.