Patrons on a parking lot patio

Council approves extension of Surrey’s popular Parking to Patios program for restaurants, pubs and cafes.

October 19, 2021
Media Release

Surrey, BC – In March of 2020, the City of Surrey introduced the Parking to Patio program to help restaurants, pubs and cafes that have been impacted by COVID-19. The Parking to Patio 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. At Monday’s Regular Council meeting, City Council approved an extension of the Parking to Patio program to October 31, 2022.

“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 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.”

Read more information on the Parking to Patio program.

Contact Info

Amber Stowe
Communications and Media Relations Lead
Office of the Mayor