Application - Eating Establishments and Lounges in the Downtown

Thu, 2020/07/02 - 9:30am
A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by the City of St. John’s for Outdoor Eating Areas and Lounges in various locations Downtown during 2020.

The area for potential Outdoor Eating Areas and Lounges will be located along applicable sidewalks and parking areas in the Downtown from: Temperance Street at Duckworth Street intersection to New Gower Street at Hamilton Avenue intersection and along Duckworth Street and New Gower Street to the Harbour; and from New Gower Street at Hamilton Avenue intersection to Leslie Street at Blackhead Road intersection along Water Street, within any commercial downtown zone where these uses can be considered.
The City wishes to allow the use of these areas by business to expand their operations, especially as social distancing is required during the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of these spaces will be subject to a lease agreement with the City, which will outline the size of the space, hours of operation for the outdoor patios, and other requirements. Businesses within the “Downtown Mall” area will be able to lease this space outside the set mall hours.
Comment By
9:30 a.m. July 2, 2020
Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to: P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.
Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.
Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8202 or
Council Decision Date
July 6, 2020
Additional Information
For more information call 709-576-6192 or email

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