Curbside patio study

In 2017, VIVA Vancouver launched a study to test new approaches to facilitate curbside patios throughout the city.

The study is piloting a number of things, including modular design elements, contained seating area, table service, and business provided furnishings. These measures will test innovative features to support a vibrant patio
culture. The study will inform the patio review and patio program.



  • City designed, built, and supplied modular decking to test in pilot locations
  • 6 successful locations implemented and installed
  • 5 more to be installed in 2019/2020

Curbside patios

By City of Vancouver


  • Bao Down

    By City of Vancouver

    Uniquely located within Maple Tree Square, the curbside patio was part of expanding the sidewalk and public realm in 2017 with furniture adorned by local artist Taka Sudo.

  • The Flying Pig

    By City of Vancouver

    To support patio culture on the ground level, this enclosed modular curbside patio was trialed in 2017 by The Flying Pig. In partnership with Yaletown BIA the patio was made semi-permanent in 2018.

  • Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna

    By City of Vancouver

    This exciting new curbside patio adjacent to Stepho’s and next to Pride Place Parklet, demonstrates the synergy between businesses to provide a one-stop location for dining and public gatherings in Davie Village.

  • PumpJack Pub

    By City of Vancouver

    Built with modular decking and railings, this curbside patio includes high bar seating bridging the sidewalk and parking space. The patio is a welcome addition to the West End BIA vision for a patio zone.

  • Caffé Di Beppe

    By City of Vancouver

    First a pilot project in 2013, this curbside patio was refreshed and re-instated in 2018, encouraging passersby to sit, chat, and socialize in Gastown, alongside of Carral Street’s popular protected bike lane.

  • The Pint Public House (opening soon)

    By City of Vancouver

    This new curbside patio, located in Gastown, boasts a great place to sit, relax, and meet up with friends for some food and drinks.

  • Cactus Club Cafe (opening soon)

    By City of Vancouver

    Located in the heart of Robson St, the Cactus Club Cafe curbside patio is a great place to unwind, relax, and interact with your neighbours while enjoying the views of Robson St corridor.