City staff recommend that CafeTO be made a permanent, year-round program

Toronto’s popular CafeTO program could soon be made permanent through the creation of a new “streamlined” registration process that will allow participating businesses to operate expanded sidewalk patios year-round. The program was first established in the summer of 2020 as a way to give bars and restaurants that were prohibited

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Toronto city council approves the return and expansion of CafeTO

Toronto city council has approved plans to bring back and enhance the CafeTO program, which allowed restaurants and bars to set up patios on sidewalks and in curb lanes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “bigger and better” CafeTO program is set to help establishments operate while maintaining health

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