With outdoor dining on various provinces’ agendas heading into summer, David Hopkins offers the need-to-know. By David Hopkins Two years ago, consumers ranked restaurant patios primarily based on their “vibe”, their menu, and their crowd. Now, getting on for 16 months into the pandemic, that can’t be further from the truth. In 2021, it’s all […]
Restaurant patios in Ontario can reopen from Friday, June 11 as part of the province’s newly outlined reopening plan. Step One of the plan begins on Friday. The most pertinent news for restaurants and bars is that all outdoor patios in the province will be able to serve up to four people per table for […]
Dining on Quebec patios can begin again from Friday, May 28 as the province-wide curfew is lifted after nearly five months. Quebec has been under a curfew since Jan. 9 but the province is finally starting to relax measures as the COVID-19 picture continues to improve. From Friday evening, outdoor dining can recommence, albeit with […]
Ontario is shutting down all indoor and outdoor dining for a minimum of 28 days in response to rising COVID-19 cases. The province’s self-styled “emergency brake” response includes prohibiting all Ontario dining indoors and on patios, just weeks after many establishments had been allowed to re-open for dining and open patios. Takeout, delivery, and drive-thru […]
Applications for Vancouver patios are now open for local businesses. As part of the City’s ongoing support for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, online applications are now being accepted for a temporary patio on public property for the April 1 to October 31, 2021 patio season. Temporary patios on public property include patios on […]
The first wave of registration will begin in late February, with the aim of the first curb lane closures being installed as soon as May.
A City of Toronto report backed by Mayor John Tory has outlined a plan for a bigger and better CaféTO program in 2021 to help local restaurants.
The AGCO will allow certain liquor licensed establishments to extend their premises to increase capacity until 2022.
With 2020 in the rearview mirror, RestoBiz reviews ORHMA’s most-read news of the year, including announcements and advocacies.
How can winter patio dining spaces be provided by restaurants without exacerbating COVID-19 transmission and other safety risks?