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Outdoor Patios and Sidewalk Activities

The City of Greater Sudbury is offering a streamlined application process to local businesses with plans for new or expanded restaurant patios now permitted under Stage 2 of the provincial COVID-19 restart plan.
 
Business owners who have determined that an outdoor patio will generate positive returns are encouraged to review the Guidelines below and submit their plans to the City using the online form. Questions and inquiries can also be sent to sidewalkspatios@greatersudbury.ca for assistance.
 
The City has assembled a review team of municipal and external agencies, including Public Health Sudbury & Districts, to provide rapid response to applicants.
 
Restaurants that have traditionally opened existing built-in patios are able to do effective Friday, June 12 without additional approvals from the City.
 
All businesses must follow Public Health requirements for both staff and clients to operate a COVID-safe establishment, including physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection protocols.
 
If you plan to erect tents or canopies, you may need to get a permit from Building Services as some structures are governed by the Ontario Building Code.

Regardless of the size tent or tarpaulin used for commercial purposes, the material must be certified as flame resistant or flame retardant.

If you are purchasing a product, be sure to specify that it is for commercial use and ask the question whether the supplier can supply certification that it is flame retardant or flame resistant.

Fabric must be certified to meet or exceed CAN/ULC-S109, "Flame Tests of Flame-Resistant Fabrics and Films", or NFPA 701, "Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films." Documentation will be required for approval.

The City of Greater Sudbury offers assistance to all businesses through its dedicated Business Support Hotline at 705-690-9937.
 
Links to Public Health Sudbury & Districts for protocols are below:


2020 TEMPORARY PATIO AND SIDEWALK APPLICATION

Temporary Outdoor Patio, Sidewalk Café & Outdoor Retail Guidelines

  1. Temporary Outdoor Patios, Sidewalk Cafes and Outdoor Retail spaces (“Outdoor Space”) shall only be permitted until November 30th; however, the City of Greater Sudbury (“City”) may terminate these permissions upon 24 hours notice.
  2. Outdoor Spaces must have a valid City of Greater Sudbury business licence/registration to operate.
  3. On-site parking may be used for an Outdoor Space, except the required number of designated Accessible Parking Spaces, which must remain available for parking use.
  4. Outdoor Spaces shall be permitted adjacent to and abutting the business’ frontage and or flankage.  Outdoor Spaces may extended across an adjacent business frontage if written permission is provided by the owner/operator of the adjacent business.
  5. No Outdoor Space shall be permitted within 6 m of a street intersection or a public laneway without receiving written permission from the City.
  6. Patrons of an Outdoor Space associated with a Restaurant must be able to use the indoor washrooms of the restaurant.
  7. No outdoor speakers or sound systems may be used.
  8. CSA-certified electric or propane patio heaters (with max 20 lb tank) are permitted where located at least 3 m (10 ft) away from City tree branches, operated per the manufacturer’s directions. Solid-, gel- or liquid-fuel fire features are not permitted. 
  9. Adequate fire extinguisher coverage must be provided.
  10. Any signs erected must abide by the City of Greater Sudbury Sign Bylaw.
  11. The City of Greater Sudbury will have the right to suspend these permissions based on unresolved complaints.
  12. Access to Fire Department connections or exits from adjacent buildings must be maintained.
  13. If a Fire Route is occupied by an Outdoor Space, a suitable alternate Fire Route must be delineated.
  14. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to meet all licensing requirements that would normally be required to operate their business (Fire Services, Public Health, AGCO, etc.) and provide confirmation of same.
  15. Smoking will not be permitted on any outside Outdoor Space as per provincial regulations.
  16. Applicant agrees to meet all pertinent portions of the City of Greater Sudbury's current bylaws.

Temporary Outdoor Patio, Sidewalk Café & Outdoor Retail Guidelines within the Public Road Allowance

  1. Temporary Outdoor Patios, Sidewalk Cafes and Outdoor Retail spaces (“Outdoor Space”) within the Public Road Allowance shall only be permitted until October 15th; however, the City of Greater Sudbury (“City”) may terminate these permissions upon 24 hours notice.
  2. Outdoor Spaces must have a valid City of Greater Sudbury business licence/registration to operate.
  3. Where possible, the Outdoor Space shall be permitted to occupy the full width of the sidewalk. Business owners are asked to contact the City to discuss their requirements.
  4. Outdoor Spaces shall be permitted adjacent to and abutting the business’ frontage and or flankage.  Outdoor Spaces may extended across an adjacent business frontage if written permission is provided by the owner/operator of the adjacent business.
  5. No Outdoor Space shall be permitted within 6 m of a street intersection or a public laneway without receiving written permission from the City.
  6. A portable fence, one metre minimum height, shall be erected to clearly delineate the area on the sidewalk being used. The fence shall the affixed to the ground, and shall not damage public property or endanger any underground utilities.
  7. Patrons of an Outdoor Space associated with a Restaurant must be able to use the indoor washrooms of the restaurant.
  8. Temporary tents, no larger than 10’x10’, will be permitted provided they fit within the sidewalk area. The owner will be responsible for properly securing the tent. The tent shall be affixed to the ground, and shall not damage public property or endanger any underground utilities.
  9. No fixtures will be permanent and all fixtures must be removed at the end of each business day.
  10. No outdoor speakers or sound systems may be used.
  11. CSA-certified electric or propane patio heaters (with max 20 lb tank) are permitted where located at least 3 m (10 ft) away from City tree branches, operated per the manufacturer’s directions and not stored on the road allowance when not in use. Solid-, gel- or liquid-fuel fire features are not permitted. 
  12. Adequate fire extinguisher coverage must be provided.
  13. Any signs erected must abide by the City of Greater Sudbury Sign Bylaw.
  14. At the end of each business day, the business is required to clean (sweep & wash) the entire sidewalk in and around the outdoor area and remove debris to a covered refuse receptacle.
  15. Carry insurance satisfactory to the City of Greater Sudbury - $2 million and the City of Greater Sudbury must be named as 3rd Party Insured.
  16. All fess will be waived for the 2020 season.
  17. The minimum clearance from a canopy overhang shall be 2.45 m above the sidewalk.  Only canopies that can be removed daily or rolled back to the building face will be permitted.
  18. The City of Greater Sudbury will have the right to suspend these permissions based on unresolved complaints.
  19. Access to Fire Department connections or exits from adjacent buildings must be maintained.
  20. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to meet all licensing requirements that would normally be required to operate their business (Fire Services, Public Health, AGCO, etc.) and provide confirmation of same.
  21. The accessibility of the Parking Pay Stations shall be maintained.
  22. Smoking will not be permitted on any outside Outdoor Space as per provincial regulations.

2020 TEMPORARY PATIO AND SIDEWALK APPLICATION

Applicant agrees to meet all pertinent portions of the City of Greater Sudbury's current Bylaws.

 

Property Taxes

The City of Greater Sudbury is helping residents navigate the COVID-19 situation by providing a further extension of the second due date for interim property taxes. 

Penalties and interest on late payments will not be charged if amounts owed for the April 2, 2020, interim property tax deadline are paid by July 2. The original extension was to June 4. 

The deadline for final 2020 property taxes is anticipated to be delayed until early fall. The revised schedule is being determined and will be shared at a later date. 

Property owners enrolled in the pre-authorized tax payment plan who feel they may have difficulty meeting the payment can call 705-674-4455, extension 2601 to review available options.

 

Building and Planning Services

Building and Planning Services have modified processes for drop off or electronic submission of Building Permit and Planning Application submissions.

Option 1 – To schedule an appointment or for more information call 311. Residents attending Tom Davies Square for appointments will be screened as per Public Health guidelines.

Option 2 – Electronic submission of building permits through the Building Permits webpage on greatersudbury.ca

Please see the checklists on the Building Permits webpage to understand what type of documents you will need for your type of construction, this will also help with an electronic submission.

 

 

Tools and Information

 

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, please note this page was last updated: Jul 10, 2020 at 3:11:17 PM