We wanted to add an outdoor patio onto
the front of our tap room, so the first thing that I did was I went to The City
of Calgary website under my business area and used the online tool to figure
out which form it was that I needed to fill out. I was looking for a little bit
of clarification, so I went downtown to City Hall and the
City staff there were incredibly helpful just to clarify what it was that I
needed. The overall permit process was pretty smooth from finding the
information on the website to the opening of our patio was about a six to
eight week experience. My advice to anyone that is thinking about opening a
patio for the summer get the application in early start the process before the
Stampede rush and don’t be afraid to ask questions. I found dealing with The City to be on the whole a very positive experience.
They seemed like they want to help me succeed and wanted the whole process
to go smoothly and quickly.