The City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) Division is undertaking a review of existing sidewalk cafe and sidewalk marketing display bylaws. The purpose of the review is to harmonize bylaws so that consistent standards are applied across the city.  As part of the review, permit fees are also being reviewed and the Transportation Public Realm Section is drafting design guidelines to support compliance of businesses with the updated bylaw.

The final report on the new regulations for sidewalk cafés, public parklets and marketing displays was presented to a joint meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee and Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on December 4, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.