Summer Sidewalk Detours and Temporary Patios

By Staff

May 10th, 2023



Earlier this year, Burlington City Council approved the temporary patio program for the 2023 patio season to continue to support local businesses. Some patios have already been installed and sidewalk detours will begin this week in the downtown and will run until Oct. 31, 2023.

Sidewalk Detours
Some patios are being installed on City sidewalks. These sections of the sidewalk will be detoured onto the road with traffic barriers. These barriers will help with pedestrian safety.

City of Burlington staff will be installing the sidewalk detours starting May 11, 2023.

The sidewalk detours for patios are being installed in downtown Burlington on:

• The north side of Pine Street between Elizabeth Street and Pearl Street
• The east side of John Street between Pine Street and Lakeshore Road
• The north side of Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and John Street
• The north side of Lakeshore Road between Locust Street and Brant Street
• The north side of Elgin Street between Locust Street and Brant Street

Additional detours will also be installed throughout patio season, as needed for pedestrian safety up until Oct. 31, 2023.

BDBA Executive Director Brian Dean in shorts that must have been on sale somewhere.

Brian Dean, Executive Director, Burlington Downtown Business Association, can now sports his finest summer wear:  “Burlington’s small business community is excited to work with Burlington City Council and staff for a successful patio season downtown. The Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA) is investing in a new pedestrian infrastructure to help residents and tourists better navigate the outdoor dining experience.

“This year will help the City and the BDBA transition to a more permanent patio program in the future. The BDBA is pleased to invest in this program and our hospitality sector. We believe that offering a better pedestrian experience this summer will cement our reputation as a dining hub for Halton Region.”



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1 comment to Summer Sidewalk Detours and Temporary Patios

  • Dave Marsden.

    When installing these patios please consider those with mobility aids such as electric mobility wheelchair and mobility scooter users. Also think of those pushing baby buggies .
    All of these can tip easy on uneven ground caused by these patios if not carefully installed.