CKL BARS AND RESTAURANTS – THE RULES FOR EXPANDING OR BUILDING A NEW OUTDOOR PATIO DURING PHASE 2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Bars, restaurants and other approved liquor sales licensees in the CKL may be permitted to temporarily extend the size of their existing licensed patio, or temporarily add a new licensed patio.
Ontario has authorized these extensions and additions within the approved period, without a separate licence or approval, provided all of the following conditions are met:
the physical extension of the premises is adjacent to the premises to which the existing licence to sell liquor applies;
the municipality in which the premises is situated does not object to an extension;
the licensee is able to demonstrate sufficient control over the physical extension of the premises; and
there is no condition on the liquor sales licence prohibiting a patio.
Accordingly, every liquor sales licensee in the CKL should review their licences for any relevant restrictions and ensure that any extension or addition is designed to be adjacent to the licensed area and within the licensees' control.
June 23rd, 2020
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