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Sidewalk patios can remain open until the end of October

Due to a milder-than-usual fall season, patio furniture on city sidewalks can remain until Oct. 31
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The City of Sault Ste. Marie is extending the closing date for downtown sidewalk patios until Oct. 31.

The mild fall weather has prompted this extension, which applies to any patios on city sidewalks.

Commercial patios on private property do not require approval unless they are next to a residential zone or in a yard.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie press release is available below.

Given the long-range forecast and anticipated milder than usual fall weather, the City has extended the closing date for downtown sidewalk patios to expire on Oct. 31. Patio furniture on City sidewalks may remain until this date.

Municipal approval is only required for patios on City property. Commercial patios on private property do not require municipal approval provided they are not in a yard that abuts a residential zone.

As COVID regulations are continuously evolving, conformity with municipal regulations will not exempt restaurants and bars from also complying with Provincial and other relevant agency regulations. As well, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) requirements under the Liquor Licence Act must be met.

For further information, contact Jonathan Kircal at 705-759-6227 or j.kircal@cityssm.on.ca.