Pizzeria proposing to open restaurant in former Canadian Tire building

Published on January 18, 2016
Former Canadian Tire building at 60 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's. — Google image

The City of St. John’s has received an application from Piatto Pizzeria requesting permission to occupy a portion of the former Canadian Tire building on Elizabeth Avenue as a family restaurant.

The city said in a news release the restaurant will occupy a total floor area of 2,990 square feet of the building at 60 Elizabeth Ave. and will include a 630 square-foot seasonal outdoor eating area on the New Cove Road side of building. On-site parking is available.

The restaurant will require a restaurant-lounge licence in conjunction with the food service licence.

The hours of operation are proposed to be Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 The application may be viewed at the city’s Department of Planning, Development and Engineering, third floor, St. John’s City Hall. For further information or to view this application, phone 709-576-8220, or email  

Anyone wishing to make a submission on this application must provide a signed written statement to the Office of the City Clerk by noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26 by mail at P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2, fax: 709-576-8474 or email to  

Written submissions received will become a matter of public record and will be included in the agenda for the regular meeting of council on Monday, Feb. 8 at which time council is scheduled to make a decision on the application.