CafeTO is Open for Spring/Summer 2023

March 01, 2023
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Starting this week, local restaurant and bar owners and operators interested in expanding outdoor dining space into curb lanes and sidewalks through the City of Toronto’s CaféTO program can apply for permits online at until Tuesday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Once applications are received, City staff will work with operators to create traffic management plans and develop a balanced approach to curb lane use to support businesses, including loading zones, garbage/recycling pickup zones, cycling infrastructure and pedestrian needs.

Please note: This year, fees will be reduced by 66 per cent with the full amount not charged until 2025.

You can find more information about the guidelines here.

You can also go to the Toronto BIA website for funding opportunities and suppliers to help build your outdoor dining space  CaféTO - TABIA (