NOTL Temporary Patio Permit
⚠️ Temporary Patio Permit Is Closed For The Season ⚠️
OUR BACK PATIO IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AND WE WILL BE REOPENING IN MARCH. WE WILL BE SERVING FOOD AND ALCOHOL ON THE NON-HEATED FRONT PATIO AND DOGS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
The Temporary Patio Program was introduced in the summer of 2020 to support hospitality sector businesses and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its commencement, the Program has been approved to continue, on a yearly basis, by Town Council.
The Town’s Temporary Patio Program allows existing food and drink establishments to extend their operations by providing a patio on a temporary basis, subject to Town requirements.
The Town is now engaging with Niagara-on-the-Lake residents, visitors, business owners, and patio operators in the review of this Program to determine if it should continue and, if so, what process improvements are needed.
The review of the Temporary Patio Program will inform recommendations to Council for the creation of a potential permanent Seasonal Patio Program. A permanent Program would continue to permit the establishment and operation of patios for up to 8 months of the year on an annual basis, allowing food and drink establishments to offer services outdoors, subject to Town requirements.
We are fully licensed on our front patio to serve your favourite drinks (and food) and we are actively working with the town and the AGCO for a permanent back patio license.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.The Irish Harp Management