Expanding Kelowna's patio program

Kelowna's outdoor patios have been a hit - especially downtown - and now there are plans to allow for expansion intro South Pandosy and Rutland. 

The City's MIke Olsen says to do that - they're updating the fee structure for restaurants and pubs.

"We are building off the success of previous patio programs that have been in the city for the last decade and amalgamating two or three programs into one and updating rates and the fee structure and how patios look to make sure that their is consistency across the city going forward."  

Olsen says the old sidewalk seating program expired in 2017.

Kelowna currently boasts 52 outdoor patios.