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.

Vancouver Mural Festival

Vancouver Mural Festival brightens up Mount Pleasant

The inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival is transforming buildings in and around Main Street in Mount Pleasant this summer, bringing a splash of colour to...
Bute Robson plaza

Bute-Robson trial plaza in West End to become permanent

It looks like the West End is about to become even more pedestrian-friendly. After a unanimous vote of approval last week, plans are moving...

Rooftop garden atop Vancouver Public Library opens in 2018

Construction on an expansion of the central Vancouver Public Library has officially begun, renovating the building’s top two floors to include a reading room,...
Robson Street plaza

Design for new Robson Street plaza revealed

Construction should begin next year on a new plaza on Robson Street between the Art Gallery and the Law Courts. The City of Vancouver has...
Map of substations BC Hydro downtown Vancouver

BC Hydro proposes substation under Emery Barnes Park in Yaletown

UPDATE: BC Hydro will not go ahead with two planned underground substations in downtown Vancouver after the city said the process had been too rushed. BC...
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...

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