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This Is What Temporary Patios Could Look Like In Vancouver

temporary patios vancouver

Photo: City of Vancouver

With approval from the province, the City of Vancouver has published its plans for adding temporary patio space to restaurants.

The city’s new program allows restaurants and bars to add temporary patios on the sidewalk, street and parking spaces.

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Restaurants and bars can apply through municipal governments’ online application, where they can expect approval within two business days.


The city has separated the permits into three types: small patio, large patio and curb side patio.

The small patio template means there are spaces with at least 2.4 metres of space in between tables, parking meters, street signs and street lights.

Small patios
Photo: City of Vancouver

The large patio template means there will be an aisle in between tables of at least 1.1 metres.

Large patios
Photo: City of Vancouver

Curb side patios are those that have a maximum width of 1.8 metres and must be at least five metres from a fire hydrant.

Curb side patios
Photo: City of Vancouver

So, will you be enjoying patio season this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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