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Places for People Downtown

Through Places for People Downtown, we will create a strategy to shape and deliver vibrant public spaces downtown

What’s your vision for public space in downtown Vancouver?

Vancouver’s public spaces – our plazas, squares, streets, laneways, pathways, and waterfront – are where public life happens.

We're looking for your feedback on how to plan and deliver exceptional, vibrant, and memorable public spaces, places, and experiences in the downtown peninsula.

Our downtown public places and spaces are where we connect with the city and where we connect with each other – it's where community is created.

This is the first phase of a public space strategy for the broader city core area.

Future phases will include the Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods, including Gastown and Chinatown, False Creek Flats, and the communities south of False Creek.

Our new strategy will include places and spaces in: 

  • The Central Business District
  • Coal Harbour 
  • West End
  • Downtown South
  • Yaletown
  • False Creek North
  • Northeast False Creek

What's happening

Idea map: show us where you see room for improvement

Do you see a space with potential? Show us where on a map, and share your vision.

Share your idea

Join us for a walking tour

Take a walking tour led by City planners of the unique amenities, features, and aesthetics of downtown public spaces on July 18, 20, 22, and 27.

Tours are free, but space is limited. Register for your space now on Eventbrite.

Get tour details and register 

Online survey

Share your views and ideas about public spaces downtown. The questionnaire is open until August 7, 2017.

Take the questionnaire

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Follow our progress

  1. Summer 2017 Launch – Vision, values,
    and favourite places
  2. Fall 2017Public space and public life
    study, and policy testing
  3. Winter – Spring 2018 Strategic directions
  4. Summer – fall 2018 Draft strategy and
    report to Council