Sunday, September 13, 2015

City of Toronto Sidewalk Marketing and Cafes: Consultation Notice

The City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) Division is undertaking a review the by-laws governing sidewalk cafes and marketing displays on the public right-of-way (sidewalks). Currently there are 6 different by-laws regulating these activities. The objective of the review is to harmonize these by-laws so that consistent standards and permit processes apply across the city; and to review permit fees for these sidewalk uses.

At the same time, the Transportation Services Division is creating guidelines to help inform the design and layout of sidewalk cafes to ensure that adjacent sidewalks, and cafes located on sidewalks, are both safe and accessible.

The City is committed to an open and inclusive process which incorporates stakeholder and public participation.  More information about the project can be found on the review

Please share this information with interested neighbours, residents and community groups. 

Thank you,

Hamish Goodwin
Senior Policy and Research Officer
Policy and Planning Services
Municipal Licensing and Standards
Toronto City Hall, 16W

Tel. (416) 338-5763

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