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2021 BWG Temporary Patio Program

The Town of BWG is pleased to announce the return of the very popular Temporary Patio Program for 2021. The program was implemented in 2020 to help merchants manage the ongoing negative economic effects created by COVID-19.

The 2021 program will once again feature a private-property program as well as a public-property program for sidewalk patios in the downtown core. In select instances, businesses in the downtown core may apply for both programs, if space permits.

The program will commence on April 15, 2021 (weather permitting) and conclude on November 1, 2021. APRIL 8 UPDATE: The Government of Ontario has declared a State of Emergency and announced a four-week province-wide stay-at-home order. The order is in effect from April 8 to May 5. 

APRIL 17 UPDATE: The Government of Ontario has extended restrictions under the Re-Opening Ontario Act to May 20. As such, the proposed April 15 opening date for patios will be delayed. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available. 

Despite the emergency declaration, temporary patio applications will still be accepted. If you are considering applying, please do not delay. 

A new one-stop form is available for all applicants and all patio types. Please ensure that you have a patio rendering ready to upload with your application, and proof of insurance if applying for the public program.




The program will be overseen by the Office of Economic Development. If you have questions, please email


Barriers and curb stops are available from the following BWG merchants:

  • Ontario Barrier Wall, located at 2214 Line 9 is offering barriers to local merchants at no cost for downtown patios. They can be reached at 416-640-1442 (office) or 416-576-7321 (mobile).


  • Utilicon Engineered Precast Structures, located at 285 Dissette Street Unit B is offering pre-cast curb stops at cost to patio owners. They can be reached at 905-778-8400.


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The Office of Economic Development is available to assist you with any business inquiries and has a variety of helpful publications available for download.

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