Tuesday, December 1


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Mt. Pleasant restaurateurs frustrated after city orders removal of patio – CityNews Toronto

The owners of a pair of midtown restaurants say they are confused and frustrated with the city’s new CafeTO program after they were asked by city bylaw officers to tear down their new outdoor patio. The owners of Hazel’s Diner and neighbouring Wild Chicory on Mt. Pleasant Road say their patio proposal was accepted for the Cafe TO program on June 24. The temporary program allows restaurants to use the sidewalk and curb lanes for outdoor dining beginning on July 1. The restaurant began construction this weekend after the city council officially passed bylaw changes last week. But on Monday the two restauranteurs said they received a violation notice stating the structure has to come down immediately, as they had yet to receive official authorization from the city to take over t...