The City of Victoria’s move to allow businesses to build patios on street “flex spaces” may continue past the pandemic.

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Victoria’s downtown business association says it will be a key to keep the dollars tourists usually bring flowing. And that the impact will be far beyond just those with patios.

The City has implemented a number of initiatives to support local businesses and the community to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including $575,000 in economic stimulus grants.

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The City’s webpage includes guides to reopening, virtual town halls, links to applications for grants, etc.

Transforming a Restaurant into an Outdoor Market using simple furniture designs

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A restaurant in Dallas is coping with the pandemic by leveraging Better Block’s approach to adaptive urbanism. The Better Block crew had constructed several wooden market stalls that were going to be used for a pop-up outdoor market in the Allen project. Now, they’ve used them to turn Oddfellows into an actual outdoor market, stocking the shelves with the restaurant’s stock and selling neighbors staples that may be difficult to find at the stores that remain open.

The City of Vancouver launches its Temporary Expedited Patio Program

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This free program will allow restaurants and liquor-serving establishments to create temporary patios on streets, on-street parking spaces, or sidewalks either in front of or adjacent to their venues.To hasten the process, template patio drawings are being offered and a staff team has been dedicated to reviewing the applications. Permits will be issued within two business days for applications that meet requirements.

Toronto’s ‘rescue operation’ for restaurants includes fast-tracked approvals, more space for patio dining

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Called “CafeTO”, the city program is identifying sidewalk and right-of-way space, including “parklets,” adjacent to bars and restaurants that can be made available for outdoor dining with physical distancing to ensure minimal chance of virus infection. The normal patio approval process will be dramatically streamlined, city council will be asked to waive fees, and the Ontario government is agreeing to help quickly address any liquor licensing issues

Patios Everywhere program will help local restaurants reopen safely in Barrie

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This program is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will support local restaurants by providing flexibility to restaurant owners while at the same time ensuring safety standards and measures remain in place. The Patios Everywhere Program is intended to address patios that are outside of the downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Nanaimo approves on-street patios, sidewalk seating

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Nanaimo councillors agreed to reallocate $25,000 from the city’s downtown event grants budget toward the program.

Réinventer l’utilisation de l’espace public lors d’une pandémie à Montréal

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Le mouvement de re reprendre les rues de Montréal pour les piétons en cette période de distanciation sociale se répand rapidement à travers la ville. Des zones sans voiture, en passant par les rues familiales et les superblocs, Montréal, comme de nombreuses villes du monde, réinvente l’utilisation de l’espace public lors de cette pandémie à un rythme sans précédent.

Calgary pour permettre aux commerces et aux restaurants d’agrandir les patios pour permettre une plus grande distance sociale pendant la pandémie de COVID-19

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Les restaurants pourront permettre à leurs sièges de se déverser sur les trottoirs et les rues à l’extérieur de leurs portes, ce qui aidera à compenser le fait qu’ils ne seront autorisés à fonctionner qu’à une capacité de 50 p. 100.

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