Surrey Council extends Parking to Patios program for restaurants, pubs, cafes

SURREY City Council on Monday approved an extension of the Parking to Patio program to October 31, 2022.

In March of 2020, the City of Surrey had introduced the Parking to Patio program to help restaurants, pubs and cafes that have been impacted by COVID-19. The program allowed eating establishments to expand outdoor dining areas by making use of sidewalks, boulevards, on-street parking locations and private parking lots. The program has proven to be popular with 42 businesses making use of the program to date.

“It makes sense for the Parking to Patio program to continue as it has been a lifeline for restaurants, pubs and cafes hit hard by the pandemic,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “Council is committed to helping our City’s eating establishments, that’s why we continue to streamline the application process and waive associated fees. With the success of this program, Council supports plans to make Parking to Patios a permanent program.”

More information on the Parking to Patio program can be found here.