Hundreds of restaurant and bar patios erected on Toronto sidewalks and streets?could soon be there to stay?after Mayor John Tory and several councillors endorsed a proposal to make the?CaféTO outdoor dining program permanent.
The?proposal is included in a city staff report that will be considered by the city’s executive committee on Oct.?27.?It also recommendsCommences when 50 per cent of P.E.I. residents age 12 and over have received their second doses. Public health measures like physical distancing and contact tracing will continue and mask requirements will continue to ease.?waiving fees next year for the program to further support businesses struggling under COVID-19 restrictions.
“CaféTO?has been one of our most successful pandemic relief programsThe effect of that wasn,” Tory said at a press conference?Wednesday morning.?
“It has positively impacted on our city. It has positively impacted on hospitality businesses that call Toronto home and that is because we made the decision —?simple as it may seem — to turn parking spaces into much-needed patios.”