Friday, June 25, 2021

Patios Returning to Downtown Meaford

Outdoor patios are returning for several restaurants on Sykes Street.

This summer, a limited number of parking spaces on Sykes Street are being converted to restaurant patios between Collingwood and Nelson Streets in downtown Meaford.

The Province’s stage one of the three-tiered reopening plan is expected to begin on June 14, which permits outdoor dining for up to four people per table. In preparation for outdoor dining, on May 26 the Municipality installed concrete barriers between the road and the patios for public safety.

Sidewalks will be kept clear of any barriers, allowing space for pedestrian traffic. Restaurants will set up their patios by adding decking, tables, and seating. The barriers will be in place until October, when they will be removed for the winter.

“Meaford restaurants have done a great job offering takeout and curbside pickup to the community. With the weather getting warmer, we are excited to have the option of outdoor dining following the Province’s reopening plan,” said Janet Sperling, Manager of Strategic Initiatives. “Outdoor dining is just one more way to experience the great dining options that are offered by restaurants in our Municipality.”

Parking remains free in Meaford’s downtown core, with spaces available along the east side of Sykes Street, and in lots at Market Square and between Nelson and Trowbridge Street. See the attached map for parking lot locations.

Meaford’s one-of-a-kind, locally focused businesses and restaurants are an essential part of our community. Shop, eat, and support our local businesses this summer.

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