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Sidewalk café

City waives sidewalk café permit fees and extends the sidewalk café season by one month

To support local businesses in the Uptown area, the City of Saint John has implemented the Sidewalk Café rebate initiative. This initiative will effectively waive all sidewalk café permit fees for the 2021 season, which runs from May 1 – October 31.   

It’s going to be a great patio season with the warm weather on the way. The City is encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the beautiful uptown core this summer, while at the same time supporting local businesses.   

Businesses interested in applying for a Sidewalk Café permit can do so by visiting or in-person at the One Stop Development Shop, first floor of City Hall Customer Service Centre. 

Here to help – For inquiries related to municipal services, contact the City of Saint John Customer Service Centre at (506) 658-4455, email or visit us in person on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 15 Market Square, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.