Town of Oakville Pilot Patio Program 2017

To enhance the character and community experience in Downtown Oakville, the Town of Oakville launched a pilot patio program in 2014 - with an intended end year of 2016.  Pending final Council approval on March 20, the Town will extend the pilot patio program until completion of the Streetscape project in 2020.

Patios can be in place annually from April 14, 2017 to October 14.

Patios examples from 2016:
Option 1 - Bistro patio: Second Cup, Bean There, Croissant Express, Starbucks
Option 2 - Patio with enclosure: Paradiso, Ristorante Julia, Aroma Café Espresso Bar
Option 3 - Extended patio with enclosure: The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Colossus
Town of Oakville permit fee: option 1 = $250, option 2 = $750, option 3 = $750

If you are interested in participating:

Step 1:  Contact the BIA office. The BIA will set up a meeting with Town to review the patio request with appropriate staff (Parking, Engineering).
Step 2:  On-site meeting with Town and BIA staff to review patio location, size, railings, urban design and materials.
Step 3:  The Town will advise the business if the request is approved.  Official drawings and specifications are required to be submitted to the Town for approval.  Final approval by the Town is required before proceeding with construction.
Step 4:  Business to circulate letter to adjacent businesses outlining plans and obtaining agreement.
Step 5:  If applicable, the business must arrange licencing with Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and submits to Clerk at the Town.
IMPORTANT - To make revisions to existing licensed areas, there is a 30 day wait period where the extension of the licenced area must be advertised in the window of your business. Given this wait period, you may wish to move forward as soon as possible with this step to avoid delays in the operation of your patio.
The forms below are required to proceed with the AGCO:
AGCO Form-   Municipal Form -
Step 6: Business and/or contractor constructs patio.  Take down and off season storage of patio materials are done at the business’ expense.

Please contact Adina at the BIA to start the process at or 905-844-4520 ext. 10

Adina Ingram
Membership Coordinator
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)
905-844-4520 x10