Perch Season is Back!

The Perch season is back with social distancing of course!

Each year from June to September, the DVBIA provides seating and entertainment at two public spaces downtown; Lot 19 (855 Hastings) and Cathedral Square (566 Richards).


After direct consultation with Vancouver Coastal Health, our Perch program has been approved to proceed as a beneficial amenity for the downtown community. Additionally, the following measures are in place:

  • Physical distancing seating layout and a reduced number of tables/chairs to allow for more space
  • Scheduled daily cleaning of outdoor seating
  • Physical distancing signage

Art Downtown

We’ve partnered with Art Vancouver to bring you “Art Downtown”, an outside exhibition of local artists’ work. Check them out from 11 am to 2 pm at Lot 19 on Wednesdays and Cathedral Square on Fridays.


 From 12 pm to 1 pm, Monday to Friday, the perches will feature “Downtown Sounds”, live music from local musicians. As our buskers return to the public realm, we encourage you to check out the full schedule here.

Weekly features and physically distanced friendly events will be highlighted on our social media, so stay tuned for more throughout the summer.

Granville Spotlight – Brunch

Granville Street’s brunch scene expanded this month with the opening of the aptly named “Brunch” at 1147 Granville Street.

Co-owners Clementina Oliveras and Ian Turnbull (a husband and wife duo) describe the menu as a mix of traditional Mexican dishes as well classic brunch items. Oliveras is originally from Mexico City, and Turnbull is Canadian, so the menu reflects the kinds of food they enjoy at home with their two children. With a range of savoury, spicy, and sweet dishes there is something for every palate. Enchiladas, eggs benedict, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches are some of the mouthwatering menu options.

Along with several other eateries on Granville Street, Brunch has been approved for a temporary patio. These patios allow restaurants to serve more guests will maintaining physical distancing. What’s not to love about a patio brunch?

Brunch is open 9:00am to 3:00pm daily. Tables are seated on a first come first served basis.

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