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Square Success! Council votes to fund permanent plaza at 800-Robson

Fantastic news! Earlier this afternoon, by a vote of 8-3, City Council approved funding for the 800-block Robson Square plaza. Vancouver’s preeminent public square is getting a permanent make-over, with the approved investment enabling the transformation of a draft design into a... Continue reading »

February 13, 2019   |   0 comments
Corduroy Road Here’s the Square! Council approves permanent plaza for 800-Robson

Congratulations Vancouver! You now have a new permanent plaza in the downtown. A quick post to let you know that City Council has just approved the creation of a permanent plaza on the 800-block of Robson. This move will pedestrianize... Continue reading »

April 20, 2016   |   0 comments
13929873944_0436b8a181_z Downtown Bus Service Review – an opportunity to create new public space in downtown Vancouver

Earlier this month, Translink unveiled the latest stage of their review of Vancouver’s downtown bus network. The materials include a set of draft network design concepts — essentially modified routes for a number of downtown buses. This is particularly important for... Continue reading »

April 19, 2014   |   0 comments
800-block Robson (Robson Square) - P1020993 City releases report on 800-block of Robson (Robson Square)

The City’s report on the 800-block of Robson is now on-line – and will be discussed in front of Council next Wednesday, November 28. This follows up on a recent consultation on the future of “Block 51” (both the 800-block... Continue reading »

November 22, 2012   |   0 comments
Robson Square - Jazz Fest - P1050632 City moves to keep Robson Square car-free until December (and maybe beyond!)

The Jazz Fest: kicking-off the 2012 closure of the 800-block of Robson Street Great news on the public space front: the popular 800-block segment of Robson Street (at the south end of the Vancouver Art Gallery) is going to remain... Continue reading »

August 29, 2012   |   0 comments