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War on fun update: patio applications for Campagnolo, Woodlot and more up for Valentine’s Day rejection

War on fun update: patio applications for Campagnolo, Woodlot and more up for Valentine’s Day rejection
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Summer—a.k.a. patio season—is still months away, but that isn’t stopping the Toronto and East York Community Council from raining on everyone’s parade in advance. Seven proposals for “boulevard café permits,” including from Campagnolo and the Queen West location of Dark Horse Espresso Bar, are on the agenda for the upcoming Valentine’s Day meeting of community council. In each and every case, city staff members have recommended that the application be denied. (To be fair, most of the time at least some nearby residents have opposed the patios.) At the same meeting, the Greektown on the Danforth Business Improvement Association will continue its battle against Toronto’s inconsistent rules on patio hours. Last year, a stretch of Danforth eateries won the right to keep their patios open until midnight, but a few party animals just couldn’t help themselves and broke curfew—so city staff has recommended the privilege be withdrawn. See the full list of doomed patio proposals after the jump:

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Dark Horse Espresso Bar 684 Queen St. W. (patio on Euclid Avenue) Patio for 22 patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

Campagnolo 832 Dundas St. W. (patio on Euclid Avenue) Patio for 30 patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

Woodlot Restaurant 293 Palmerston Ave. Patio for five patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

Café Stella 1261 Bloor St. W. (patio on St. Clarens Avenue) Patio for 28 patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

Mullins 537 College St. (patio on Euclid Avenue) Patio for 49 patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

Paris Bakery & Pastry 654 Lansdowne Ave. (patio on Wallace Avenue) Patio for 40 patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

White Swan Restaurant and Lounge 836B Danforth Ave. Patio for five patrons Staff report | Proposed floor plan

Greektown on the Danforth pilot project Extended patio hours for the Greektown on the Danforth BIA Staff report | List of participating businesses and violations

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