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In the past, restaurants and bars had to build a one-metre-high enclosure. Restaurants and bars along Stephen Avenue are part of the Calgary Downtown Association which has specific rules around patio fences. (Kate Adach/CBC) According to the provincial government, the changes are meant to modernize liquor regulations to support the industry from "grain to glass," as well as create a more visually appealing experience for customers while reducing the financial barrier businesses face when building, expanding or renovating a patio. Licensed restaurants and bars in Alberta can now: Connect licensed premises to other areas without the need for previously required one-metre-high separations Have a permanent opening between two licensed premises where they are operated by the same licensee Offer direct access to a minors-prohibited premises from another licensed area Define a licensed premises using permanent or portable barriers such as planters, ropes, railings or similar items Calgary Coun. Druh Farrell said the changes did not come easily. "I have been talking with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) for many years about modernizing the rules around outdoor patios and liquor licenses and it was very difficult to do the right thing," Farrell said. Coun. Druh Farrell says the changes were needed but did not come easily. (Kate Adach/CBC) "It is a defining characteristic of a great street, a great retail street, if people feel comfortable enough to sit out on a patio. Creating cages on public spaces, it constricts the pedestrian, it isolates the patio from the street activity, so this is great news," she said. "It leaves it up to discretion and the city then can look at proper planning rules around whether or not it fits into a neighbourhood." Alain Maisonneuve, acting CEO and president of the AGLC, said the change puts the province in a good position relative to other jurisdictions. Alain Maisonneuve of the AGLC says rules across the country are not consistent. (Kate Adach/CBC) "There is a patchwork of policies across the country and in some cases we are way ahead and in some cases we are a bit behind," he said.
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