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Toronto Patios Reopening This Week

Toronto Patios Reopening This Week

Toronto Patios Reopening This Week

As patio season is upon us, at last, the moment Toronto has been patiently waiting for, has FINALLY arrived. Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday June 22 that Toronto and Peel are now among the regions allowed to enter Stage 2. This means that patios across the city are officially allowed to reopen, so long as they comply with guidelines in place to maintain social distancing procedures. Since, Toronto restaurants have been announcing their reopening on social media and to say people are ecstatic is an understatement! 

For restaurants that have patios, this is a chance to begin slowly returning to normal or "the new normal". Customers can "dine-in" on patios and other outdoor spaces until indoor dining resumes. In response to the announcement of Stage 2, restaurants are revamping pre-existing patios or applying for larger patios in the curb lane through the CaféTO program. Restaurants in Toronto that do not have patios will unfortunately have to wait for later stages to begin to serve dine-in customers again.

Despite patios reopening, some restaurants have decided to remain closed or will continue as a takeout-only service because their patio spaces are not large enough to meet social distancing standards. Additionally, patio-only restaurant services and revenue from these outdoor dining experiences will become heavily weather dependent. This might pose some concern for restaurant owners on rainier days in the city. It is unclear exactly how restaurants will run, and if reservations will become the norm on patios. Restaurant owners have promised to implement social distancing measures to the best of their ability for the safety of staff and customers.

For now, Torontonians can enjoy the warm weather, patio drinks and delicious food from their favourite restaurants, bars, cafes and breweries in the city. This list includes several patios around the city that are set to open this week or next for patio service but several other establishments are likely to announce their plans on reopening in the coming weeks. Some restaurants and bars are eager to open and have announced that they will open on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m., like popular Yorkville bar Hemingway's. Make sure to bookmark this list as a resource and finally, enjoy that much deserved patio pint!

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96 Tecumseth St

Beast

Beast

The patio will be open this week (weather permitting)! The restaurant is running the bodega per usual. There will be no table service on the patio. You can purchase food and drink in the bodega and enjoy it on the sunny patio if you choose.

Toronto Patios Reopening This Week

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Toronto Patios Reopening This Week

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As patio season is upon us, at last, the moment Toronto has been patiently waiting for, has FINALLY arrived. Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday June 22 that Toronto and Peel are now among the regions allowed to enter Stage 2. This means that patios across the city are officially allowed to reopen, so long as they comply with guidelines in place to maintain social distancing procedures. Since, Toronto restaurants have been announcing their reopening on social media and to say people are ecstatic is an understatement! 

For restaurants that have patios, this is a chance to begin slowly returning to normal or "the new normal". Customers can "dine-in" on patios and other outdoor spaces until indoor dining resumes. In response to the announcement of Stage 2, restaurants are revamping pre-existing patios or applying for larger patios in the curb lane through the CaféTO program. Restaurants in Toronto that do not have patios will unfortunately have to wait for later stages to begin to serve dine-in customers again.

Despite patios reopening, some restaurants have decided to remain closed or will continue as a takeout-only service because their patio spaces are not large enough to meet social distancing standards. Additionally, patio-only restaurant services and revenue from these outdoor dining experiences will become heavily weather dependent. This might pose some concern for restaurant owners on rainier days in the city. It is unclear exactly how restaurants will run, and if reservations will become the norm on patios. Restaurant owners have promised to implement social distancing measures to the best of their ability for the safety of staff and customers.

For now, Torontonians can enjoy the warm weather, patio drinks and delicious food from their favourite restaurants, bars, cafes and breweries in the city. This list includes several patios around the city that are set to open this week or next for patio service but several other establishments are likely to announce their plans on reopening in the coming weeks. Some restaurants and bars are eager to open and have announced that they will open on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m., like popular Yorkville bar Hemingway's. Make sure to bookmark this list as a resource and finally, enjoy that much deserved patio pint!