Here’s where Vancouver’s first 47 approved temporary patios will be located


As of Friday, the City of Vancouver announced that it has approved and issued a total of 47 temporary accelerated patio permits to restaurants, bars and pubs.The application period started on June 1 and to date, the municipal government has received 101 applications. To help support businesses during severe economic hardship, the application and licensing process is free.

Of the requests that have already been approved, 41 relate to public spaces such as sidewalks and city-side parking lots, while the other six relate to private public spaces such as private sidewalks.

There are currently 23 applications under review, including 13 public patios and 10 private patios.

Of the total, city staff rejected or requested a new submission for 31 requests.

Model of a large sidewalk patio. (City of Vancouver)

These totals do not include 18 patio applications on private property, such as parking on the ground floor of a brewery or shopping center.

At a meeting on Thursday evening, Vancouver city council approved new measures to expand the temporary accelerated terrace program to include terraces on private property, but it will not happen immediately.

Although patios on public property can be approved within two business days, assuming all requirements are met, the city says that patios on private property require a “more complete application and examination of the buildings.”

City staff are aiming for temporary patio permit applications for private property to be available by the end of this month, with approval provided within five business days for patios that do not require construction .

Breweries, wineries and distilleries will not be notified of their ability to install patios until June 30, the date on which a public hearing is scheduled on the proposed rule change.

The city says it will work with breweries, wineries and distilleries to prepare applications. Likewise, those who complete development applications that do not require any construction can expect to receive their terrace permit on private property within five working days.

Model of a street parking space patio. (City of Vancouver)

For weeks, companies have argued for the urgent ability to install patios on sidewalks and curbside parking lanes to provide catering capacity, given that the provincial health worker in Colombia Briton prescribed a limit of 50% of catering capacity to support physical distance. These food and beverage serving businesses have been operating according to these requirements for the past three weeks as part of the BC restart plan.

However, on Thursday, the provincial health worker announced that the 50% blanket restrictions will be lifted, forcing restaurants, pubs and bars to develop and define their own capabilities based on their unique space conditions. This could especially benefit businesses with smaller indoor dining space, and potentially reduce their dependence on making up for lost capacity with patios.

For businesses opting for the patio option, the city has provided patio design templates to use in their online application to speed up their process.

Here is the list of restaurants, bars and pubs with temporary flexible patios approved to date:

Business Location
Alibi Room # 100-157 Alexander St
Argo Cafe 1836 Ontario Street
Lots of bakery and coffee 2150 Fir Street
Bomber Brewery 1488 Adanac Street
Breaking Bean Kafe 551 Cardero St
Coho Coffee 1370 Georgia Street East
Colony Bar 3255 West Broadway
Arts and crafts 85 West 1st Ave
Devil’s Elbow Alehouse 562 Beatty St
Vegetarian restaurant Do Chay Saigon 1392 Kingway
Donnellan’s Irish Pub 1082 Granville Street
Eight 1/2 lounge restaurant 151 East 8th Ave
El Camino’s (x2) 3250 Main Street
Brewing of electric bikes 20 East 4th Ave
Fable 1944, 4th avenue West
Faculty Brewing Co. 1830 Ontario Street
Fiore Famiglia 2603 West 16th Ave
Worm 4328 Main Street
Junction Public House 1138 Davie Street
The duration 1141 Robson St
Lucky Taco 1685 Yew Street
Main Street Brewing Company 261 East 7th Ave
Nuba Mount Pleasant (Café Nuba) 146 East 3rd Ave
EPO Breakfast Co 1137 Marinaside Cr
Off the Rail Brewing 1351 Adanac Street
Old bird 3950 Main Street
Pink Thai Elephant Restaurant 1152 Alberni St
Pizzeria Bufala 5395 West Blvd
Marinas Provence 1177 Marinaside Cr
Pumpjack 1167 Davie Street
Restaurant published 3593 Main Street
R&B / Ale Brewery and Pizza 54 East 4th Ave
Ragazzi Pizza 2996 East 22nd Ave
Red truck stop 6295 East 1st Ave
Rascal 601 West Cordova St
Say mercy 4298 Fraser Street
Soho 1283 Hamilton St
Steamworks 375 Water Street
Street food 1950 Triumph St
TC Lions Pub 888 W Cordova St
The Cannibal Cafe 1818 Commercial Dr
The Charlatan 1447 Commercial Dr
The distillery bar 1131 Mainland Street
The five points 3124 Main Street
Union’s kitchen and bar 219 Union Street
Their there 2042 West 4th Ave
Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana 1190 Victoria Dr


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