The CaféTO Program provides restaurants and bars in Toronto with the opportunity to access public space and expand their outdoor dining space through sidewalk cafés, curb lane cafés or patios on private property. Learn more about the permit, registration and zoning bylaws for the three café types below as well as funding opportunities for operators.

Sidewalk Cafés

Apply for a sidewalk café permit to serve food and drinks on the sidewalk year round.

Curb Lane Cafés

Apply for a curb lane café permit to install a temporary curb lane café on the street, adjacent to the curb.

Patios on Private Property

Find details about the rules for installing or expanding patios on private property, such as parking lots.

CaféTO Property Improvement Program

Improve the appearance and/or function of your curb lane cafés, commercial patios and sidewalk cafés.

CaféTO Dining District Grant Program

Support for CaféTO related activations.