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Aerial view of Joyce-Collingwood transition to Burnaby


Renfrew-Collingwood is primarily a residential area, with good access to nature. Renfrew Ravine Park, which features a natural creek in the Still Creek watershed, is a lovely place to take a walk. Residents have easy access to services and amenities, especially along the Collingwood stretch of Kingsway. Renfrew-Collingwood runs along the city's east boundary with Burnaby.

One community near Renfrew-Collingwood has a community plan underway:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Prior to 1890, this area had a significant wildlife population, but only a handful of residents. Ducks, geese, cougars and black bears all made their homes near lakes that no longer exist; Moody Lake, where the SkyTrain line is today, and three smaller beaver-built lakes, where Grandview Highway now runs.




Events in Renfrew-Collingwood

Identifying Plants for Salve Making 

Tue, Aug 22, 6:00pm–8:00pm
29th Avenue and Atlin Street

MusicFest at Slocan Park 

Wed, Aug 23, 12:00pm–3:00pm
Slocan Park

5050 Pop-up Craft Market 

Sat, Aug 26, 1:00pm
5050 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G6, Canada

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News in Renfrew-Collingwood

VanWifi is here

Archived - Free public #VanWiFi is here

Oct 22, 2015 – You can now enjoy free public Wi-Fi access on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop at six civic locations, with service expanding in the coming months to an additional 37 sites throughout the city.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Vancouver Resident Permit Parking (VRPP) permits expire February 28

Jan 28, 2014 – If you have an annual residential parking permit for VRPP zones throughout Vancouver, remember to renew your permit soon. You can renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall starting February 1.

City waste collection services

Archived - Garbage, recycling, and Green Bin pick-up delayed by snow and icy road conditions

Dec 21, 2013 – This Sunday, City crews will provide garbage, recycling, and Green Bin collection service to areas missed earlier in the week due to icy road conditions.

Initiatives in Renfrew-Collingwood

Joyce-Collingwood Station

Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Review

The City is reviewing plans for the area around Joyce-Collingwood Station. TransLink is upgrading the station and bus exchange, so the review will help prepare for potential impacts to the road network, access, and development.

Still Creek enhancement

Still Creek Enhancement

Still Creek is one of the two remaining visible streams in Vancouver, and the City is working to rehabilitate its natural creekside habitat, and provide recreational opportunities.

Rehabilitation will enhance the ecology of  Renfrew Community Park

Renfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community Parks Master Plan implementation

The Vancouver Park Board is reviewing the Master Plan to identify features to implement in the first phase of renewing Renfrew Ravine Park and Renfrew Community Park.

Renfrew-Collingwood Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Renfrew-Collingwood Community Vision Plan  1.04 MB

Community organizations and events

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Streets and transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.