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Take the downtown Pop-up Patio Survey

Deadline: Oct. 15

Take the survey: Pop-Up Patio Survey

Staff are looking for your feedback on the City’s pop-up patio program in the downtown. There are currently two pop-up patios from May to October located on Brant Street at Papa Giuseppe’s and The Coop.

Pop-up patios are patios that are built on the street in front of a downtown restaurant.

Do you support the program? Take the survey and let us know what you think.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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  1. Marianne if you get a chance take a trip to Kingston and see how they have redesigned downtown streets to accommodate patio’s and areas for stores to display things for sale outside. It does eliminate some on street parking but the benefits are a more flexible and people friendly sidewalk area. This far outweighs the loss of parking.

    • Thanks for this Sean. I lived in Kingston during public school and Gr. 9 – went to KCVI, now sadly closed – and came back for a summer during university to work at Fort Henry. Lived in the downtown, loved it then, and haven’t been back in a while to see what they’ve done. Good excuse for a road trip!

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