Patio season is coming to Halifax two months early this year thanks to the Junos.
Although restaurants and bars normally open their patios in May, Halifax regional council voted Tuesday to change the rules to accommodate the crowds expected for the big music event. Patios will now open on March 27, four days before the Juno festivities are set to begin.
The awards gala on April 2 will be hosted by former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, and will feature performances by Coldplay, Bryan Adams and Nickelback. The 3,000 tickets for the show sold out in just 15 minutes.
Downtown merchants who had been pushing for the early start to patio season hope the weather co-operates. According to Environment Canada's three-month forecast, Atlantic Canada will enjoy warmer than average temperatures in the next three months.
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