Toronto patios are officially reopening on Friday and regular hours for last call will be in effect.
“Patios will return to regular hours of liquor service as set out in the Liquor Licence Act regulations. In short, no additional restrictions on hours than would normally apply,” tweeted Travis Kann, the deputy chief of staff for strategic communications to the Premier of Ontario.
In Toronto, that means last call at some patios will once again be 2 am. In November, last call at bars and restaurants in Toronto was changed to 9 pm.
When Toronto enters Step One of the provincial reopening on Friday, most patios facing main streets may serve alcohol until 2 am and must close by 2:45 am, the City said in a press release. Patios facing local side streets must close by 11 pm with last call for alcohol at 10:15 pm.
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When outdoor patios resume service in the province, up to four diners will be permitted to sit at the same table, the Ontario government said in a press release on Monday.
“Thanks to the ongoing success of Team Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the ongoing improvements in public health trends, we are able to enter step one of the Roadmap and begin to safely and cautiously lift restrictions,” Premier Doug Ford said on Monday.
Editors note: This story has been updated to reflect that patios facing side streets must close by 11 pm with a last call at 10:15 pm.