Toronto is subject to a province-wide shutdown beginning April 3 at 12:01 a.m. Outdoor and indoor dining is not permitted. Only take-out, drive-through and delivery is allowed.
Last updated: April 1, 2021 at 6:55 p.m.
Step 1: Read the CaféTO Guidebook
Read the updated CaféTO guidebook to better understand this year’s program.
Step 2: Before Registering
For eating establishments that would like to install or expand a sidewalk or curb lane café (on the road) in 2021, please make sure to have the following pieces of information available:
*As the city is the owner of the property to which the new or expanded café is located, this insurance is for liability only, a risk you have already been assessed and insured for by your broker/insurance company.
Step 3: Register
Please complete the registration form, even if you have previously received permission under CaféTO.
You will be able to apply for a sidewalk café at any time throughout the duration of CaféTO.
There will be multiple registration windows for curb lane cafés for this year’s program:
|Window 1||Opens Friday, February 26 at 9 a.m. and closes on Friday, March 26||Pending public health orders, the first approved curb lane closure locations from window #1 would be installed as soon as May.|
|Window 2||Open Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and closes in May 2021||Pending public health orders, the first approved CaféTO curb lane closure locations for window #2 would be in installed in June.|
More registration windows are expected to be available this summer. Please watch this page or contact your local BIA for updates.
All applicants for CaféTO will be required to submit a complete Certificate of Insurance. Comprehensive Liability Coverage of at least $1,000,000 is required. A blank copy of the CaféTO Certificate of Insurance is available for download.