With the temporary downtown public space changes being put in place by the City to support physical distancing and business activity during the pandemic, we're working closely with Peterborough Public Health and the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area to coordinate our efforts and provide information for businesses.


Peterborough Public Health resources for businesses

Peterborough Public Health has put together the following resources to support downtown businesses and organizations with the COVID-19 prevention measures they will need to implement this spring/summer:


During patio season all businesses should keep the sidewalk adjacent to your business free and clear of any objects or queue lines in order to maximize the physical distancing space available to pedestrians.

This means we are asking that you do not place sandwich boards, bistro tables, clothing racks or similar objects on the sidewalk. This will allow us to keep sidewalks for 2-way pedestrian travel that offers the maximum amount of available space to physically distance.

If your business will be using the on-street parking zone to create additional patio or retail space, the sidewalk between your business and the expanded retail/patio space must be left clear for pedestrians to pass through. Line ups will not be permitted, which means reservations at your establishment may be required.


 Patios - design and permits


Presentation by Brian Buchardt, urban design planner, City of Peterborough

Patios - public health

Public health measures

Curbside pickup and parking