Seasonal Patio Downtown Business Consultation

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Consultation has concluded

Satellite view of the corner of Whyndham and Macdonell in Downtown Guelph during the summer of 2020

We are asking for feedback from all downtown Guelph business owners to help further refine seasonal patio program recommendations for 2021 and beyond.

We heard from the public and the patio stakeholder group in 2020 and now we need downtown businesses to help us as we:

  • define downtown areas that will allow on-street patios
  • establish daily operating hours for on-street patios
  • seasonal downtown road closure boundaries for extended on-street patios


A recommended seasonal program will go to Council for consideration in March 2021.


Please note that this consultation is limited to one participant per downtown Guelph business.

Use both the survey and the mapping activity below to share your thoughts with us before 9 p.m. on Monday January 18, 2021


This round of consultation has concluded. Watch for updates about the patio program proposal to council.



We are asking for feedback from all downtown Guelph business owners to help further refine seasonal patio program recommendations for 2021 and beyond.

We heard from the public and the patio stakeholder group in 2020 and now we need downtown businesses to help us as we:

  • define downtown areas that will allow on-street patios
  • establish daily operating hours for on-street patios
  • seasonal downtown road closure boundaries for extended on-street patios


A recommended seasonal program will go to Council for consideration in March 2021.


Please note that this consultation is limited to one participant per downtown Guelph business.

Use both the survey and the mapping activity below to share your thoughts with us before 9 p.m. on Monday January 18, 2021


This round of consultation has concluded. Watch for updates about the patio program proposal to council.



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Map 1/2: On-street patios - open roads

9 months

This map shows the locations where an on-street patio may be located should they meet all necessary criteria. If you haven't, please visit our About Patio Zones section for more details.

How to participate:

  • In the upper left corner, click on the (+) symbol to drag a pin onto an area of the map and tell us what you like and where you have areas of concern. Don't forget to click 'submit' to save your comments.

The map activity has limited capacity to zoom in.  Please refer to the street specific PDF documents for a close up view to your area of interest.


After making your comments here, go to the Seasonal Road Closures Map activity to submit your comments about an option involving closed streets.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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Map 2/2: Seasonal Road Closure

9 months

This map shows the boundaries where a seasonal road closure (spring to fall) is being reviewed. If you haven't, please visit our About Patio Zones section for more details.

How to participate:

  • In the upper left corner, click on the (+) symbol to drag a pin onto an area of the map and tell us what you like and where you have areas of concern. Don't forget to click 'submit' to save your comments.

The map activity has limited capacity to zoom in please see Road Closure Zoom .pdf for a more detailed view.

Colour legend:

  • The green shaded areas are the zones currently being considered for on-street patio applications that meet all of the necessary criteria.
  • The orange lines indicate the perimeter of the road closure area, and do not necessarily indicate actual traffic barriers.
  • The white shading indicates areas to remain barrier free for emergency vehicle access.
  • On the PDF download only: The red markers indicate traffic diversion areas and do not necessarily indicate actual traffic barriers. Barrier needs will be determined each patio season based on the traffic safety needs of all of the permitted patios and the barriers used may differ throughout the downtown core.
CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.