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Pop-Up Patio Pilot

The City of Thunder Bay will be launching a two-year Pop-Up Patio Pilot beginning this summer to allow local businesses to build temporary, seasonal patios and seating areas using sidewalks and on-street parking spaces.

This pilot has been requested by businesses within the Business Improvement Areas (BIA) and Business Association (BA) areas who believe the establishment of pop-up patios would contribute to the attractiveness and vibrancy of the areas, attracting additional visitors and increased spending.

The scope of the pilot is to permit a limited number of patios in each of the BIA and BA areas.  The City will be seeking input from the public and successful applicants around the success of the pilot after the first summer season.

Interested restaurants are invited to submit an application with the endorsement of the relevant BIA or BA for consideration. Businesses will be given approval for their applications early-to-mid June, and patios will be installed in late June/early July.

Applications will be accepted until 4 pm on Wednesday, May 30.

Application Package
Addendum #1


For more information, contact:

Development & Emergency Services Department
Realty Services Division
2nd Floor, Victoriaville Civic Centre
111 Syndicate Avenue S., P.O. Box 800
Tel: (807) 625-3199 Fax: (807) 625-2977