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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.

New Vancouver art gallery plaza

New Vancouver art gallery plaza design revealed

It's been years in the making, but it looks like the revamping of the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery is going forward.

The plaza has seen better days, currently home to an old fountain with broken tiles and bark mulch spread over the unpaved areas. It isn't exactly the most inviting space, although it will play host to the annual 4/20 celebration in less than two weeks.

Commercial Drive public plaza alternative location

Alternative location proposed for new Commercial Dr. public plaza

The development team behind the upcoming redevelopment of the Safeway site at Broadway and Commercial are floating an alternative location for a required public...
Cambie Street bridge public art installationvideo

Public art projection lights up underside of Cambie Bridge

A public art projection called "Uninterrupted" is transforming the underside of the Cambie Street bridge at dusk, evenings until September 24. The projection shows the...
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...
Blood Alley Gastown

Revitalization of Blood Alley in Gastown on the way

The City of Vancouver is proposing a major rehabilitation of Blood Alley in Gastown, with construction beginningĀ in 2018. The existing brick paving and granite blocks...
Northeast False Creek park

First look at design for long-awaited Northeast False Creek park

The City of Vancouver has released conceptual plans for a long-awaited park in Northeast False Creek, as well as a new residential neighbourhood and...

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