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.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, please note this page was last updated: Aug 28, 2020 at 4:29:12 PM