Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

Would you complain if your view of the mountains was blocked by an advertisement? Big Ideas for the City: Billboard Strategies

Billboards in public spaces are ugly and offensive. They block views of the mountains, distract drivers and allow private individuals to profit from publicly funded spaces. Furthermore, over 50% of outdoor advertising billboards in Vancouver do not meet present bylaw... Continue reading »

August 20, 2019   |   0 comments
Billboard Share your ideas: Sign Bylaw update

Signs play a big role in defining our city, and play a pivotal role in shaping our public realm. Done well, signs can help support local economy, enable people to navigate a neighbourhood, or provide other useful information to residents... Continue reading »

August 20, 2016   |   0 comments
Cambie Side 2 Council looks for action on Stadium billboard issue

One of the new PavCo digital billboards. January 2012. The new digital billboards installed around BC Place Stadium have been causing no end of headaches for nearby residents. The billboards are enormous – many times the size that would be... Continue reading »

January 12, 2012   |   0 comments
Toronto mayor looks to sell naming rights, allow corporate branding of public spaces

Public space issues in Toronto have been taking a bit of a drubbing since Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Doug were elected a few months ago. First there was the scuttling of millions of dollars of investment in a... Continue reading »

June 14, 2011   |   0 comments
MRs Macquarie's Point Happy New Year – 2010 in review…

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world… a crowd gathers for New Year’s celebrations at Mrs Macquerie’s Point in Sydney Australia. Submitted by VPSN member Lisa M. A late year greeting to all of you from the gang at... Continue reading »

December 31, 2010   |   0 comments