Applications are now available for seasonal patios in the City of Orillia for the launch of 2021’s See You on the Patio program. The program includes streamlined application processes for new and/or temporary patios throughout the City.
Building upon the success of last year’s program the 2021 program features Closing downtown streets Friday evenings from July 2 to Sept. 3. The program will also include a City-wide animation program featuring performers on patios throughout the City during the summer months.
In order to assist business owners, a webpage provides links to the patio applications, frequently asked questions, and a how-to video (which will be shared in the coming weeks featuring local patios).
Individual businesses and retailers participating in the See you on the Patio program are responsible for adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols. The City of Orillia will adjust the program based on changes to COVID-19 related guidelines.
While some permanent patios are now open, approved temporary patios will be permitted as of April 1.
(Photos by Swartz – SUNonline/Orillia)