The capital city will look pretty different post COVID-19. While the city's reopening plan is now well underway, many of Ottawa's most iconic bars and restaurants won’t be making a comeback. While some locations reopened their patios last week, others have been forced to close their doors for good.\nThere was some good news for Ottawa’s bars and restaurants last week, as the provincial government revealed that patios could reopen in time for the summer.\nWhile this was an exciting update for patio-lovers, the announcement came too late for some of the city’s most iconic restaurants and bars.\nLast week, The Highlander Pub in Byward Market confirmed that they would be closing their doors for good, due to the economic impact of the pandemic.\nTweeting the “difficult decision,” the pub thanked locals for their support over the last 18 years. “We have truly enjoyed every meeting, scotch tasting and story that you have shared with us,” the owners wrote.\nThis follows similar news from locations like Bank Street's The Morning Owl cafe and two Stoneface Dolly's restaurants.\nThank you to all of our staff, friends, customers, and musicians for an amazing 18 years! #ottnews #highlanderpubottawa pic.twitter.com/cWnSNkA9F1— The Highlander Pub (@HighlanderPub_1) June 11, 2020\nSharing their own announcement, The Fish Market Restaurant also confirmed that they’d be closing down several Ottawa locations for good, including Coasters Seafood Grill and Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro.\nTheir statement explained, “Like so many others, the COVID-19 virus closure has devastated our business.”\n“We will be unable to recover and will not reopen our beloved three restaurants. With a broken heart we are closing our doors of more than four decades and as one of the very first restaurants in the ByWard Market."\nFarewell, Thank You and Goodbye Ottawa…\n \nFor 41 years we have been your fish & seafood house, we have hosted your...Posted by The Fish Market Restaurant on Tuesday, June 16, 2020\nFaced with losing some of Ottawa's most popular eateries and pubs, locals have been expressing their heartbreak on social media.\nResponding to The Highlander Pub, one Twitter user wrote, "No. This is not happening. If I pretend I never saw this post, then it won't come true..."\nUpon hearing the news from The Fish Market Restaurant, another local responded, "I’m heartbroken!!! I’m so sorry ..." while others shared their fond memories of the city spot.\n"So long, and thanks for the fish," wrote another.\nThe Fish Market | Facebook\nSadly, similar announcements have been made by some of Toronto’s most beloved restaurants, bars and cafes.\nVesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House had been a staple in the city for 63 years, before announcing its permanent closure due to COVID-19.