Outdoor Cafes (Patios)

In Toronto and East York, businesses can apply for a sidewalk cafe permit to allow them to have an outdoor patio where they can serve their menu.

Legislation Review

The City is now in the process of harmonizing boulevard cafe and marketing bylaws. Learn more.

How to apply

Applicants must apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office.   To apply, applicants must pay the appropriate application fee.  If the permit is granted, an additional fee will charged based on where the business is located.

Application forms

Please complete the application form for your area and submit it when you apply in person. 

Former Toronto outdoor cafe application

East York outdoor cafe application

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