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.


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