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Robson Square - Jazz Fest - P1050604 - detail Robson Square. Us + You + Summertime. Want to Collaborate?

The City of Vancouver has recently posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) related to the summertime activation of the 800-block of Robson Street. It’s part of the broader Viva Vancouver initiative – which is about “creatively transforming streets... Continue reading »

February 7, 2013   |   0 comments
Block 51 (Robson Sq & Art Gallery) Events & Consultation Mark your calendars: Two events on the future (and past) of Block 51 – Robson Square & the north end of the Art Gallery

Poster for the City’s “Block 51” Events & Consultation The City of Vancouver has just announced two events related to the potential expansion of Robson Square and the future of the north end of the Art Gallery. Both events are... Continue reading »

October 9, 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
The Great Vancouver Paint-In: Let’s Do It Again!

The Great Vancouver Paint-In is one of my favourite history items that no one in Vancouver really knows about (I’ve written a bit about it before). I think it’s an important one and one that may need to be repeated.... Continue reading »

December 21, 2011   |   0 comments
Bubbles At VAG Dooq Opening streets, closing a block, and keeping the ‘public’ in public gathering spaces

Bubble fun at Robson – one of the many possibilities in an expanded public square – Photo by dooq UPDATE: Council has passed the Open Streets report and recommendations. More details to follow! This morning, City Council will be meeting to... Continue reading »

March 17, 2011   |   0 comments