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Jun 08, 2015

One of the best parts about Summer in Vancouver (yes, there are many) is enjoying the dry, sunny weather. Iced coffee, the ‘ole PB&J sandwich from home or a food cart treat just tastes better in a quiet, comfy seat where you can watch the world go by.

While there are lots of year-round benches, the DVBIA-led Perch program adds temporary bistro tables and chairs to publicly accessible plazas in the downtown. They’re free and available for anyone to use.

While we came up with the idea, it’s your neighbours – the property owners and managers of the various private plazas – who have invested in the tables & chairs and the time it takes to set up and take down the furniture Monday to Fridayfrom approximately 10am to 3pm.

Teamwork at its best!

Watch for buskers, a comic library, an art card and other activations starting in July to add more excitement the Perches. And, expect to see more Perches in the coming weeks.

Current Perches


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