AGAINST MOVING RESTAURANT PATIOS IN COLLINGWOOD.
PETITION AGAINST THE MOVING OF HURONTARIO'S RESTAURANT PATIO'S TO THE ROADSIDE. The revitalization of Collingwoods core would definitely look appealing, but what would this mean exactly for us, the tax payers As of this morning Wednesday, August 26th. Bids opened according to the Enterprise Bulletin ranging from 4.5 to 7 million dollars. The tender will be decided September 8th. Looking at the plans, as already stated look appealing and are focusing on pedestrians and mobility challenged rather then vehicles. In moving the patios from the restaurant fronts to the roadside causes many issues. 1. who is responsible if some one is injured whether it be a pedestrian walking down the street or a wait staff from one of the downtown restaurants walking in that public space Do we the Collingwood Tax payers have to fit the bill 2. The Alcohol and Gaming commission does not approve the sale of alcohol on the new patios because of transportation issues.(Transporting alcohol from the restaurant to the new patio). Does this mean that customers may no longer enjoy an alcohol beverage with their meals, when sitting outdoors 3. The new patio location also causes more safety issues with being closer to vehicles exhaust, as well as being closer to accidents that may occur on Hurontario St. 4. One of the major reasons for moving the patio roadside besides esthetics, was for the mobility impaired and the visually impaired in Collingwood. But wouldn't this cause confusion The patios have been placed in the exact spot in Collingwood and other cities for as long as patios have existed, so this would make it more difficult for these individuals to become accustom to the change Widen the Sidewalks YES Move the Patios NO Please ask questions to see how this effects you and your loved ones. Contact City officials, BIA, Fire department, Restaurant Owners, The LCBO, the alcolhol and Gaming Commission and local newspapers/new stations. Get the answers you deserve before the Downtown is reconstructed. PLEASE sign the petition if you also are concerned of the change!