As part of Stage 2 of Ontario’s Framework to open the province, restaurants and bars have received the green light to temporarily extend outdoor patio spaces to boost their seating capacity to safely accommodate patrons and staff amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

In response to the announcement, the Town of Ajax has launched a fast-tracked Patio Permit Program that features no application fee and quick turnaround to enable restaurants to expand their patios quickly and cost effectively.

So which patios are open for business? Here’s the list we know of so far, and we’ll continue to update as we learn of more!

If you’re a restaurant looking to expand your patio area, visit the Temporary Patio Permit Application page for details and to apply.

If you know of a restaurant patio that is not on our list please send us an email to let us know at