Toronto’s popular CaféTO program, a measure born out of the pandemic that allowed restaurant and bar patios to extend onto sidewalks and roadways, could become a permanent year-round initiative. The City of Toronto Executive Committee has approved a proposal supported by Mayor John Tory to make the program permanent through a “phased” approach and also waive […]
Summer patio season is over, unfortunately. But that doesn’t mean that outdoor dining should be off the menu entirely. OpenTable data suggests that while Canadians typically move indoors by the end of September, 41 per cent of Canadians are planning on dining outdoors as far into the fall as possible. Restaurants are investing in outdoor […]
How can winter patio dining spaces be provided by restaurants without exacerbating COVID-19 transmission and other safety risks?
Various Canadian and U.S. restaurants are exploring dining pods as an option during COVID-19 but their viability is still a point of contention.
Restaurateurs are realizing additional year-round revenue opportunities by integrating outdoor dining spaces as a permanent part of their establishment, and there are a multitude of options.
Canada’s largest casual dining restaurant chain is opening a second urban concept restaurant at Yonge and Gerrard with a showpiece retractable roof patio Press release Boston Pizza, Canada’s largest casual dining restaurant chain, is building on its new urban strategy just six months after launching its new contemporary design concept at Front and John Streets in Toronto. The latest urban […]