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Pop-up patios in downtown Kitchener to help restaurants recover from another lockdown

CBC News – Carmen Groleau

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In the midst of the province’s stay-at-home order, restaurants and bars in downtown Kitchener are gearing up for patio season. It’s part of a new pop-up patio initiative from the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the city. The goal of the project is to help restaurants and neighbouring businesses recover from impacts of COVID-19 once lockdown restrictions lift, which currently is scheduled to happen on May 20. “Obviously they’ve suffered a huge financial loss and they need to focus on getting started again and on other things, other costs and debt,” said Linda Jutzi, executive director of the downtown Kitchener BIA….

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Patios popping up in Downtown Kitchener in anticipation of restrictions being lifted

CTV News Kitchener – Carmen Wong

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KITCHENER — Those walking through Downtown Kitchener may have noticed a number of new patios popping up on the sidewalks. Business owners like Phong Tran of Matter of Taste say they’re getting ready to reopen and serve food and drinks on their patios as soon as Ontario’s stay-at-home order is lifted. “Perfect vision of it is going to be hustle bustle with social distance at play,” he said….

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Downtown Kitchener BIA launches Patio Project for Business Recovery

Downtown Kitchener BIA – April 20, 2021

Digital rendering of a downtown patio strip outside buildings.

The Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA) is launching one of its most significant projects to date. In late 2020, the BIA looked for solutions to raise the bar for outdoor dining, solidifying Downtown as a destination for culinary and live entertainment. Through consultation and member feedback, the Board of Directors approved a sizeable financial commitment to outdoor spaces….

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Two Pop-Up Patios Have Popped Up on Main Street

Schomberg Main Street

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Taking it to the Street on Main. Pop-Up Patios have been installed on Schomberg’s historic Main Street in front of The Grackle Coffee Company and Leonardo’s Pizzeria and Smokehouse. The patios expand outdoor dining space and support physical distancing within Schomberg’s historic commercial core and have been provided and installed by King Township, with partnership funding from Central Counties Tourism….

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Pop Up Patio pilot program launches in downtown Alliston

Brad Pritchard –

Da Grazia Ristorante is one of the restaurants participating in the Alliston Business Improvement Association's Pop Up Patio pilot program on Victoria Street. - ABIA photo

The Pop Up Patio pilot program has pulled up a seat at some of downtown Alliston’s most popular eateries. Boardwalks have been installed in front of three restaurants along Victoria Street, including da Grazia Ristorante, Kelly’s Bistro and Peake BBQ….

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Pop-Up Parkettes In Brampton

Weekly Voice

BRAMPTON: The City of Brampton, in partnership with the Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area, has introduced two new parklettes in the downtown for residents and visitors to enjoy….

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Pop Up Street Patios Inc. Receives Patent


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Our team is proud to share that we have received the patent for our street patio products. This patent will protect our years of design innovation and ensure the quality and integrity of our construction for years to come.

The patent further validates our efforts to bring our customers the finest product and continues to build new innovations to support the hospitality industry. Restaurants, pubs, cafes and diners can all realize the transformational benefits of adding a patio and al fresco dining experiences to their business, while BIA’s and downtown business associations can add community friendly parklettes to create safe gathering spaces.

Hamilton’s Pop-Up Street Patios Business Popping Amid Pandemic

Jon Wells – Hamilton Spectator

Left to right, Carlo Rullo, Saverio Valerio and Mike Raso are busy building pop-up patios for restaurants to allow diners to eat safely outside. BARRY GRAY / THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Four summers ago, Mike Raso and Saverio Valerio noticed workers building a patio from scratch outside a restaurant on James Street North. Raso, a retired teacher, is an idea guy — “Captain Concept” is what Valerio calls him. And in that moment, the captain came up with one that stuck. “Could we build patios in one piece off-site, and deliver them instead of building on the spot?”…

Hamilton Company Brings Temporary Patios to Struggling Restaurants

Dominick Nagy – CHCH News

A Hamilton-based company specializing in temporary patios is giving back to businesses looking to jump-start their operations…

Getting Ready For Summer

Bar & Beverage Business Magazine Spring 2020

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Bar & Beverage Magazine interviews Pop Up Patios on the value of patio space for restaurants. Check out pages 25-26 (digital 13-14) for more…

Downtown Timmins says Pop-Up Patios will Help Save Restaurants

CTV Northern Ontario
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TIMMINS – The Downtown Timmins Business Improvement Area has come up with a way to revitalize the core of the city in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Pop-up Patios to 'Hopefully' Save Downtown Timmins

Elena De Luigi – Timmins The Daily Press
Seen here are Newmont Porcupine’s Bryan Neeley, front row from left, Claudette Lambert, owner of Aline’s Tea Shop, and Jamie Roach from the Downtown Timmins Business Improvement Area (BIA). Back row from left is the BIA’s executive director Noella Rinaldo, Mayor George Pirie and Coun. Andrew Marks. Newmont Porcupine picked up the majority of the bill, writing a cheque for $35,000 to the BIA and agreeing to store the patio equipment in the winter. Aline's Tea Shop is one of the eight downtown Timmins businesses that will have a pop-up patio this summer. Aline's will offer takeout beginning some time next week. Elena De Luigi/The Daily Press

Timmins will be installing pop-up patios in the downtown core in an effort to sustain those businesses. Ten patios, which are scheduled to arrive Tuesday, will be set up along the streets to provide extra space until October…

Pop Up Patios could be coming to St. Thomas

CTV News London

Aerial view of a patio bump out from the sidewalk outside a store front.
Video interview with CTV News London about expanding Pop-Up Street Patios to St. Thomas…

May 1st 2020 — Patio season starts!

Updates from Pop-Up Street Patios
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A showcase of the Forest Hill Village BIA parklet patio: Click Here

Kickstart BIA’s article on the Forest Hill Village BIA parket patio: Click Here

Haldimand County business blog features Street Patios: Click Here

Look Local Magazine features Street Patios: Click Here

Thunder Bay, Ontario extended patio pilot program through 2020: Click Here

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