City Wide Patio Program

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The City of Burlington is creating a set of new guidelines for patios and temporary tents. The new guidelines will:

  • provide design direction to business operators,
  • think of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists,
  • create consistent rules, regulations and design for patios,
  • create a new, streamlined process to apply for a patio permit for operators.

As part of this study, staff are looking into a City-wide approach to patios. Your feedback will help us to create new guidelines.

We introduced patios in 2015 under the Pop-Up Patio Program in the downtown core. During the City’s COVID-19 response, the Temporary Outdoor Patios Program was approved by Council and runs until October 31, 2022.


Restaurant and business owners, please contact Jason Brander to fill out the business/restaurant patio survey.

The City of Burlington is creating a set of new guidelines for patios and temporary tents. The new guidelines will:

  • provide design direction to business operators,
  • think of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists,
  • create consistent rules, regulations and design for patios,
  • create a new, streamlined process to apply for a patio permit for operators.

As part of this study, staff are looking into a City-wide approach to patios. Your feedback will help us to create new guidelines.

We introduced patios in 2015 under the Pop-Up Patio Program in the downtown core. During the City’s COVID-19 response, the Temporary Outdoor Patios Program was approved by Council and runs until October 31, 2022.


Restaurant and business owners, please contact Jason Brander to fill out the business/restaurant patio survey.

  • Please provide your input as we prepare for the 2023 patio season.  This survey is for the general public.

    Restaurant/business owners, please contact Jason Brander for the restaurant/business patio survey. 

    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Page last updated: 12 Sep 2022, 03:34 PM