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Thanks to the easing of municipal regulations, temporary terrasses will be back this summer. Although the health sector is proving more and more favourable to a return to normal, the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield wishes to continue to support the businesses of the territory as much as possible and encourage a festive local summer dining experience.

(Photo City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield)

From May 14th to October 21st , 2022, restaurant owners will be able to install temporary terrasses, in order to increase their capacity. It is important to note that from now on, two terrasse concepts are possible: on green spaces owned by the restaurant owner and, in the bigger downtowns, on the sidewalks and on the public parking space(s) in front of the establishment. Thus, it will no longer be allowed to build a terrasse on the parking spaces of the business, as well as the installation of temporary tents.

In addition, the City reminds you that it is important to obtain authorization from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec (RACJ) for restaurants serving alcohol, regardless of the alternative used. For more details on how to proceed, simply contact Service du développement économique.

It should be noted that the regulatory relief was originally an exceptional measure to provide additional assistance to restaurant owners and support for the revival of commercial activities, during the gradual deconfinement period in 2020, then in 2021.

For more information regarding the details of these temporary regulatory flexibilities, restaurant owners should consult the city’s website in the “Business” section. They are also invited to contact the development advisor dedicated to businesses, Émilie St-Onge, by email at or at 450 370-4877.

Denis Bourbonnais


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