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Author: Sarah-Marie Smith

The entrance of The Grand Pizzeria and Bar in By-Ward Market
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City waives 2021 patio fees, allows road closures in business zones to combat COVID-19’s economic impact

As struggling restaurants brace for a winter of pandemic restrictions certain to curtail customer traffic, the City of Ottawa is exploring ways to help keep businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.  At a Nov. 2 transportation committee meeting, councillors voted to waive patio fees until next year and to allow restaurants in Business Improvement Areas to apply for road closures…