NOTICE - Use of Public Sidewalks for Patios & Merchandise Sales

May 14, 2020
Corporate Service

Thank you for your continued patience during this declared state of emergency with respect to your patios and merchandise tents/sales on public sidewalks in the downtown. 

Options are currently being reviewed for the potential use of the sidewalks in the Downtown, and while reviewing suggestions being offered through various businesses and the Economic Support and Recovery Task Force, staff need to ensure the health and safety of residents, visitors, and businesses that live and work in the Downtown is maintained.

During the current Declared State of Emergency by the Province, the use of patios continues to not be listed as an essential service and physical distancing requirements remain in place. The Town is eager for re-opening and recovery, and understands the anxiousness to open businesses as the rules provided by the Province begin to be slowly lifted. At this time, patios and merchandise provided for sale on public sidewalks continue to not be permitted until further notice. 

Should you need a curb-side pick-up location outside of your business, a small table may be placed on the sidewalk within the 2 foot space immediately in front of your store front for such purposes only. Please ensure that this table is removed from the sidewalk when your business is closed, and is clearly marked ‘curb-side pick-up’. 

Should you have any questions, please contact:
Becky Dahl
Deputy Clerk
705-445-1030 ext. 3230