About the program
The City is opening up applications to allow for the seasonal conversion of outdoor space to patio-use between April 1 and October 31 in accordance with the 2021-2023 Seasonal Patio Guidelines. All seasonal patios must be approved before being installed and comply with the public health and safety directions, including any COVID-19 related public health requirements and all applicable Provincial Orders.
It is the ongoing responsibility of Patio operators to monitor changing legal requirements and updates to these Seasonal Patio Guidelines, particularly but not limited to as they pertain to public health regulations, orders, and guidance from the Provincial Government, the Government of Canada and/or the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Public Health Unit.
As part of the Council-approved seasonal patio program, parts of Macdonell and Wyndham streets will be closed to vehicles every weekend from 9 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday until September 6, including holidays (July 1, August 2, and September 6).
If you have a concern about a patio within the City of Guelph our Bylaw team is here to address those concerns. Call Guelph’s Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement office at 519-837-2529, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the How Can We Help You page to report problem online.
We are always working to improve visitor experiences to participants in the Seasonal Patio Program and value your feedback. Comments can be sent to [email protected]
Guelph’s Seasonal Patio Program GuidelinesPre-approved Patio Design: 2.75 metre set-upPre-approved Patio Design: 4.3 metre set-upPre-approved Patio Design: 5.0 metre set-upPre-approved Patio Design: 5.5 metre set-up
Applications for the Seasonal Patio Program have closed
Applications for the 2022 season will open in the Spring.
- Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
- Encroachment Bylaw
- Facility Accessibility Design Manual (FADM)
- Noise Control Bylaw
- Ontario Building Code
- Ontario Fire Code
- On-street Patio Permissions Map
- Public health guidance – Food premises and events
For more information
City of Guelph Economic Development and Tourism
519-822-1260 extension 2533