Restaurant Owners and Operators are Invited to a Free Webinar Regarding CaféTO

Restaurant and bar operators are invited to a free webinar to learn about the CaféTO program and what is needed for the application process. The webinar is hosted by Restaurants Canada and TABIA and will take place on Wednesday, February 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. At this webinar you will learn:

  • How to successfully apply for a permanent sidewalk café permit, register for a curb lane café or how to expand patios on private property.
  • How to apply for a patio GRANT
  • How to transform a patio space into a place where people want to spend time by investing in the right design elements.
  • How optimizing guest flow can help manage customer satisfaction so that everything runs smoothly.

To register, please visit this link: Webinar: Building For Success with the 2022 CaféTO Program | Restaurants Canada 

Registration for CaféTO is now open
Restaurants and bar operators can now apply for a permanent sidewalk café permit or register for a curb lane café. The deadline to register for a curb lane café is Saturday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m. All application, transfer and permit fees are waived for 2022.

All participants are encouraged to apply early as incomplete or invalid documents may result in missing the deadline. Operators that apply after the April 2 registration deadline may not receive their preferred café space. In some cases, a café installation for a late applicant may not be possible.

Details about CaféTO, including informative guidebooks about sidewalk and curb lane cafés, patios on private property and the application process are available at