Changes to Sidewalk Cafe and Marketing Displays Bylaw

Sidewalk Cafés & Marketing Displays Bylaw

On September 1, 2019, the new and harmonized bylaw Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays came into effect. City Council adopted the bylaw in March 2019.

The harmonized bylaw will:

  • modernize the regulations and allow for new configurations, such as parklet cafés and curbside cafés
  • create consistent guidelines to address accessibility and pedestrian movement
  • standardize the application process for new permit applicants.

Existing conditions attached to permits issued before September 1 will continue to apply, but there will be updated obligations that current permit holders need to comply with.