On Friday, October 1, 2021, the City of Winnipeg announced that it is making temporary patio registration available to eligible businesses through the winter with additional operating requirements. Current temporary patio registrations submitted for the summer patio season will extend until October 31, 2021. New winter patio registrations will be accepted as of October 1, 2021 and will be in effect from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Businesses that wish to participate in the temporary patio registration program over winter will need to submit a new registration form and supporting documentation for review and approval prior to winter operation. The City is waiving the processing fee for the temporary patio program registration. More information about the application process is available online at winnipeg.ca/temporarypatio.
Requirements added for winter operation include permitted heating sources, size and material restrictions for tents or shelters, and requirements for snow removal. All winter safety requirements can be viewed at Temporary Patio – General Safety Requirements.
The City said there are currently 113 restaurants and taprooms with a registered temporary patio and noted that City officials will evaluate the temporary patio program on an ongoing basis to ensure the approvals continue to align with public health orders.
To read the City’s full press release, please visit https://winnipeg.ca/cao/media/news/nr_2021/nr_20211001.stm#1