Post on : February 24, 2021

The area for potential Outdoor Eating Areas and Lounges will be located along applicable sidewalks, parking areas and laneways in Churchill Square and 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 zone where these uses can be considered.

The City wishes to allow the use of these areas by business to expand their operations, as social distancing is required during the Covid-19 pandemic (subject to Provincial Public Health and Alert Level guidelines). The use of the City’s land will extend from May 22 to October 31, 2021, and the hours of operation for the outdoor areas will be from 7a.m. to 11p.m. daily. The use of these spaces will be subject to a lease agreement with the City, which will outline the size of the space and other applicable requirements. Businesses wishing to avail of this space must make application to the City.

Comment By
9:30 a.m. March 16, 2021

Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to or 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.  If you are writing on behalf of a group, organization, business, etc. and wish to remain anonymous, you must indicate as such with your submission.

Council Decision Date
March 22, 2021

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

Additional Information
Notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192 or email