Seasonal Sidewalk and On-Street Patio Pilot Program

Haldimand County Council has approved a new 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.

On-street Patio downtown Dunnville
On-street Patio downtown Dunnville

Haldimand County is growing the local economy and contributing to ongoing community vibrancy with the establishment of a pilot program to issue permits for the use of sidewalks, or on-street parking spaces as seasonal patios. This pilot 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.

Eligible establishments include restaurants, taverns and other eating and drinking establishments, as well as micro-breweries. Application Process: The application process will be administered by the Haldimand County Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Division. Prior to submission, applicants are encouraged to contact EDT staff to review their application at 905-318-5932 ext. 6315 or opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca

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