Council Approves ‘Summer Pop-Up Restaurant Program’ for 2021 

Local restaurants and organizations can apply to reserve operating space near the waterfront

During the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021, Council approved the Summer Pop-Up Restaurant Program to support local restaurants, pubs and charitable organizations this summer.

The Summer Pop-Up Restaurant Program will help support local businesses and community organizations by providing new or additional outdoor event space that can be operated safely within provincial and municipal government regulations in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is available to all Town of Cobourg restaurants and pubs as well as charitable organizations and service clubs that serve Northumberland County.

Through the Summer Pop-Up Restaurant Program, local restaurants and organizations will be able to book one of two locations for a 4-day weekend slot (Thursday to Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 17, 2021, through until the end of September 2021. The two locations that will be available this summer include the fenced and paved area to the west of the Victoria Park Canteen, and the grass area in front of the Cobourg Yacht Club. Both locations can be licensed for the sale of liquor, however, this will need to be addressed in the application process.

How to Apply

Event Permit applications will be required from any restaurant or service club and must include:

Municipal Event Application

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Permit

 COVID-19 Risk Plan

Rules and Restrictions

 Tents are not permitted unless approved by the Community Events Coordinator.

 Each business or organization can book a maximum of three (3) weekends to ensure adequate opportunity for all applicants.

  The maximum occupancy limit for each space will be determined by the Town of Cobourg based on health and safety guidelines from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and any provincial COVID-19 restrictions from the Government of Ontario.

Eligible businesses and organizations can contact Jackie Chapman-Davis, Community Events Coordinator by email at or by phone at 905-373-7976 to begin the application process and reserve a date.

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