Many neighbourhood streets are lined on both sides with outdoor patios. Some are identified by flowers, green plants, works of art, and plain old cones. Many downtown streets are narrow to begin with, and patios take over from buses, trucks, and cars. Drivers and parkers are being challenged. Restaurants and bars are open and thriving. Patios are taking over. It’s a different world. <Photos above – #1 – Parliament Street; #2 – Church Street; #3 – Cabbagetown’s Amelia Street>.