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GRIPBlock Wall is a Safety Barrier!

GRIPBlock provides safety barrier

Outdoor dining is spreading from street to street as restaurants are now seating patrons in the extended space provided by the city. The major concern, however, is the mix of traffic, motorists and unprotected patrons enjoying a meal, all in the same lane. This can be a major safety hazard, which is why GRIPBlock is such a big benefit for restaurants and bars of all sizes.

Not only do they provide a safety barrier between traffic and patio diners, GRIPBlock walls absorb impact and move as one piece.

GRIPBlock has helped a variety of restaurants and bars across Canada create safe and sound street and curbside patios that protect diners from the elements—and more. In several cases of impact, GRIPBlock walls have stood the test.

Bathurst Local 322 Bathurst St, Toronto.
The GripBlock wall at Toronto’s Bathurst Local survives a direct impact from a vehicle

The GRIPBlock wall at Toronto’s Bathurst Local recently sustained direct impact from a vehicle. Fortunately, this particular patio wasn’t yet open for seating, but if it had been, diners would have been safe and secure, thanks to the strength and protection of GRIPBlock. The wall, designed to create a barrier between the restaurant and street, sustained only minor damage and the wall pictured shifted just a few inches. The GRIPBlock crew was able to quickly move the wall back to its original position.

We love that GRIPBlock is both a beautiful solution for our on-street patio as well as a safety barrier,” said Anna, owner of Bathurst Local. “We are near the very busy intersection of Bathurst and Dundas and were very impressed by how well our new GRIPBlock wall handled this impact.”

Bathurst Local 322 Bathurst St, Toronto.
The GripBlock wall at Toronto’s Bathurst Local
survives a direct impact from a vehicle

Banu, 777 Queen St. W. Toronto .
GRIPBlock can stand upto any vehicle,
keeping your customers safe


Banu, 777 Queen St. W. Toronto.
GRIPBlock can stand upto any vehicle,
keeping your customers safe

“At Banu, 777 Queen St. W in Toronto, a truck attempting to park hit a GRIPBlock wall and the cement block outside of the wall. Again, no one was hurt and the wall stood tall.”

“Next at Shook Restaurant at 77 Portland Ave., the restaurant wall was hit at night when the bar was closed—most likely a car backed into it. According to General Manager Donna Rowan, her customers feel very safe on the patio and the wall acts as a great safety barrier between customers and traffic.”

Shook Restaurant 77 Portland Ave. Toronto
“customers feel very safe on the patio and the
wall acts as a great safety barrier between
customers and traffic.”

Our priority is to make our customers feel safe,” said Angelo Moretti, General Manager at Grazie. “When customers are sitting on one of the busiest streets in North America, they want and need to feel safe and protected. GRIPBlock was the perfect solution for Grazie, providing an attractive, modern look as well as a safety barrier for patrons.

Bars and restaurants interested in an innovative and secure option for outdoor patron seating can contact GRIPBlock at (416) 627-4632 or info@gripmetal.com for a free estimate on wall rentals. Walls can be set up, relocated and disassembled and reused in a matter of hours with the GRIPBlock white-glove service. Blocks can be rented by the month, season or year, based on your restaurant’s needs and schedule

“At Banu, 777 Queen St. W in Toronto, a truck attempting to park hit a GRIPBlock wall and the cement block outside of the wall. Again, no one was hurt and the wall stood tall.”

“Next at Shook Restaurant at 77 Portland Ave., the restaurant wall was hit at night when the bar was closed—most likely a car backed into it. According to General Manager Donna Rowan, her customers feel very safe on the patio and the wall acts as a great safety barrier between customers and traffic.”

Shook Restaurant 77 Portland Ave. Toronto
“customers feel very safe on the patio and the wall
acts as a great safety barrier between
customers and traffic.”

St. Louis Bar at 2050 Yonge Street.
Another direct hit and the wall was reset in minutes.
Make sure your customers are safe with GRIPBlock.

St. Louis Bar at 2050 Yonge Street.
Another direct hit and the wall was reset in
minutes. Make sure your customers
are safe with GRIPBlock.

About GRIPBlock

GRIPBlock is a revolutionary new mechanically attached CLT block construction technology created by Canadian manufacturing innovator GRIPMetal Inc. GRIPBlock is used to quickly and easily assemble structures to create new spaces without the use of tools or building expertise.

About GRIPMetal Inc.

GRIPMetal is a Canadian innovation firm whose patented metal attachment technologies have been used worldwide for over twenty year in industries ranging from automotive to construction. GRIPMetal is a part of the NUCAP family which also includes NRS Brakes and SpiderTech For further information on GRIPMetal, visit https://www.gripmetal.com.