The City of Winnipeg has extended temporary patios for winter, beginning October 13, 2020.

Fees for temporary patios are waived.

For more information on regulations, permits, etc., visit

The MRFA recognizes that while this measure is helpful for some restaurants wishing to extend their capacity and we thank the City, we will continue to advocate on behalf of our members and encourage the City to come to the table with more support for our industry during this difficult time.

The following is from the City’s website:

In response to the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan the City of Winnipeg is offering an expedited process to allow for restaurants and licensed manufacturers with tasting rooms (breweries, micro distilleries, etc.) to establish temporary patio spaces. The temporary patios must comply with the general safety requirements outlined in the Temporary Patio Registration Form, and will be allowed to operate without permit until Oct. 31, 2020 (summer patios) or Mar. 31, 2021 (winter patios) unless otherwise extended, if registered with or approved by the City. Please continue to check back for updates on operational dates for registered temporary patios.

Please Note: Approvals of summer operation of a temporary patio do not transfer forward and will expire on Oct. 31, 2020. Businesses will need to review the additional requirements for winter operation and submit a new registration to participate in the temporary patio program from Nov. 1, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2021. Winter patio applications can be submitted on or after Oct. 14, 2020. Applications received before Oct. 14 will not be processed. Temporary Patio Requirements are only in effect until Oct. 31, 2020 (summer patios) or Mar. 31, 2021 (winter patios), unless otherwise extended by the City as a result of the Province’s plan. You will need to follow the established City of Winnipeg patio permit process when the temporary patio registration process is no longer in effect. To prepare for a smooth transition of the operation of your patio from being registered to being permitted, please submit your permit application as soon as possible to allow time for the required processing and approvals to be completed.