Parks, public art and spaces

News on parks and public spaces across Metro Vancouver. The City of Vancouver is making increased investments into new parks and enhanced public spaces, including the recently revamped Vancouver Art Gallery north plaza and an upcoming park at Smithe and Richards streets. New park space is also planned for the upcoming Northeast False Creek neighbourhood, something nearby residents have been waiting decades for, signified by the green balcony lights seen on towers surrounding the Concord Pacific presentation centre.

Bosa 1500 West Georgia St.

Spectacular Bosa tower proposed for 1500 West Georgia

Bosa has applied to the City of Vancouver to build a 43-storey “jenga style” residential tower at 1500 West Georgia Street in Coal Harbour. The...

New tea room addition proposed for Shangri-La Vancouver

The owners of the eight-year-old Shangri-La Vancouver are planning some significant changes to the plaza area surrounding the hotel. James KM Cheng Architects, on behalf...
Maple Tree Square Gastown

Water Street could become city’s first pedestrian-only street

Gastown's faux-cobblestone streets have been crumbling for years, but it appears the City of Vancouver is gearing up to finally do something about it. The...
Central art gallery plaza

Volunteers wanted to study public spaces in downtown Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is recruiting volunteers interested in helping make our public spaces better through an upcoming study. The city, working with Copenhagen-based urban...
Andy Livingstone Park patrols

Park Board increases safety patrols in Andy Livingstone Park

The Vancouver Park Board will be increasing patrols in Andy Livingstone Park in response to concerns about safety and discarded needles. The park board says...
Ireland Canada Monument Design B

Two designs for proposed Ireland Canada monument in Vancouver revealed

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for public feedback on a proposal from the Ireland Canada Monument Society to install a monument in George...

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