Patio hours extended as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease

Patio season has well and truly arrived in Barrie with city council’s decision to extend hours as the province moves into Step One of the three-phase Road to Recovery.
At a meeting Thursday night, council voted to extend patio hours in recognition of the easing of restrictions allowing only outdoor dining, with all other regulations continuing to apply with the operation of the patio. These hours come into effect on Friday June 11, with four people being allowed per table on a patio.
The hours that a person can enter or re-enter an outdoor area are extended:
• from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
• from 10:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and July 1 Canada Day
The hours that a person be permitted to remain in the outdoor area extended:
• from 11:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday
• from 11:15 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and July 1 Canada Day
This will be in effect until indoor dining is permitted.