Updates to the Temporary Outdoor Patio and Retail Space program became effective April 1, 2021. This page contains the most up-to-date information.

Updated July 1, 2021

Effective July 1, restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can be open for both indoor and outdoor dining, with no restrictions. The temporary patio program will continue to receive applications through the season. 

Option 1
Declaration - Outdoor Patio or Outdoor Retail Space will be available for immediate use.

Option 2
Licence of Occupation - Outdoor Patio or Outdoor Retail Space requires 3-4 weeks for processing and approval once a complete set of documentation is received. We encourage businesses to apply and use the Option 1 Declaration Outdoor Patios or Outdoor Retail Spaces while waiting for their License of Occupation Approval.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your temporary patio location or application, please email roaduse.permit@edmonton.ca.