​​​​​​The Temporary Patio Expansion Program aims to support local economic growth and foster a more vibrant community. By extending their premises to outdoor spaces, Brampton's restaurants, bars and cafes can enhance their service and attract more patrons to help their businesses thrive.

New for 2024

Beginning March 1, 2024, applications are being accepted from restaurants, bars and cafes to establish temporary seasonal patios on municipal or private property. Businesses with approved permits can begin operating their patio from April 6, 2024 until midnight on October 26, 2024. Following the end of the patio season, the applicant is responsible for the removal of the patio and any temporary structures and for returning the space to its original form by November 2, 2024.

Temporary Seasonal Patios shall:

  • Be adjacent to and abutting the business store front
  • Be open to the air; any temporary tents/or structures must comply with the City’s Building Code, Fire Code and will be subject to a separate review process and may require a building permit.
  • Comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at all times
  • Comply with all applicable City of Brampton By-laws including but not limited to Noise By-law 93-84, Public Nuisance By-law 136-2018, Open Fires By-law 91-94, Sign By-law 399-2002
  • Comply with all applicable public health requirements including but not limited to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA) regulations; applicants should consult with the Tobacco and Vaping Enforcement Officer at the local public health unit for more information (Region of Peel - Public Health)
  • Close for service by 11:00 pm unless otherwise extended by the City of Brampton

Temporary Seasonal Patios shall not:

  • Permit cooking or food preparation
  • Permit outdoor theatrical performances or audio/visual presentations, live music concerts or shows
  • Permit outside amplified music/sound without an approved exemption to Noise By-law 93-84 – exemption application process is outlined in Section 4.2 of the Noise By-law 93-84
  • Remove Accessible Parking spaces which must remain available for parking use and access
  • Permit portable toilets
  • Permit umbrellas less that 2.1m (7ft) above the walking surface
  • Permit open air fires or solid, gel or liquid fuel fire featured items and must adhere to Open Fires By-law 91-94​
  • Permit smoking of tobacco or cannabis and vaping of any substance on and within 9m (29.5 ft.) of a patio where food and drink is served in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA).
  • Permit obstruction of stormwater flows or blockage of stormwater drains. The Applicant shall be responsible for clearance of any debris or snow and overall maintenance to ensure free flow of water.
  • Encroach on City property or another property, without written consent, and in the case of City property, without an encroachment agreement in place or other such agreements with the City and road occupancy permit, if applicable.

Submit an application for Temporary Seasonal Patio permit

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The City of Brampton may conduct audit inspections of temporary patios to ensure compliance with the general safety requirements outlined in these guidelines, including but not limited to:

  • Completion of an onsite Fire Safety inspection;
  • Provision of existing liquor licence, if requested by the Chief Building Official; and/or,
  • Inspection of temporary patio and any adjustments required to the patio in order to address compliance with these Guidelines and applicable law.

If you have questions about patio extensions or the application process, please email cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca or call 905.874.2113.​​​​

Contact By-law Enforcement

Flower City Community Campus
8850 McLaughlin Road South, Unit 2
Brampton, ON L6Y 5T1

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  • Dial 3-1-1 (within City limits)
  • 905.874.2000 (outside City limits)
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Emails received after business hours will be responded to the next business day.

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Brampton City Hall
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2

Southwest corner of Main and Queen

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