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Patios, Parklets and Street Vending Program

Warmer weather is in the forecast and that means patio season is just around the corner!

In a continued effort to implement public realm enhancements and to support businesses city-wide, the City of Lethbridge is happy to announce its continuation of the successful outdoor patio and parklet program.

The program, which supports businesses in expanding outdoor seating opportunities, increase aesthetic appeal and attract more customers, was originally piloted in 2018 and gained a great deal of positive feedback from both business owners and the public.

The program has gained attention from municipalities and business improvement districts across North America, many of which have utilized Lethbridge’s program as a model to duplicate.

For any business interested in exploring outdoor seating options, a permit is required. However, a streamlined process is in place and a comprehensive handbook has also been created to assist. This resource includes operational and safety requirements, application form, and details on the review process. For more information visit:

Additionally, an incentive program is in place to further assist businesses. The program includes a city-wide 50 per cent matching up to $1,000 for costs including plants, planters, furnishings, barriers etc. for any patio or parklet.

The City of Lethbridge is looking forward to continuing to find ways to work with businesses to support new opportunities.

For Public Inquiries:

Call 311 |  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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