Walking home from work today I saw a few restaurants with tall tables and bar stools lined up outside on the sidewalk. I realized that the city sidewalk here (at least on Mont Royal) is very wide, more than twice the width of a typical sidewalk in Toronto. C’est tellement pratique! In the winter, the snow gets piled up on the sidewalk, reducing the extra-wide sidewalk to a normal width. In the summer, the restaurants create strip patios on half the sidewalk, again reducing the extra girth to a more typical wingspan. BRILLIANT. We should lobby the City of Toronto to put this into city planning and development policies. Yes!?!