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

Gastown Summer Pilot - Water Street2 Creating a Gastown Pedestrian Zone – Five Ideas for the Pilot Project

On Wednesday (February 7), City Council will be considering a proposed Gastown Summer 2024 Water Street Pedestrian Zone Pilot Project. A long title, but the gist of the project involves a six-week transformation of Water Street into a mix of car-free... Continue reading »

February 6, 2024   |   0 comments
Park Board Office2 Seeking a better solution to Sim’s concerns about the Park Board

Earlier today, the VPSN wrote to Mayor and Council requesting that they ‘press pause’ on the motion to dissolve the Park Board. The proposed directive, introduced by Mayor Sim at a media event on December 6, seeks provincial support to change the... Continue reading »

December 13, 2023   |   0 comments
36875409984_4219829619_c City launches engagement for Gastown Public Space Plan

After approving a Council motion to improve Gastown public spaces in May of this year, the City has now launched an engagement process to support the creation of a public space plan for the neighbourhood. This is a great step –... Continue reading »

October 12, 2023   |   0 comments
MapleTreeSq A People-Focused Gastown – strengthening public space in Vancouver’s first neighbourhood

Earlier today, the VPSN wrote to City Council to offer our support for a motion entitled “A People-Focused Gastown: A Bold, Forward-Looking Vision for a Vibrant and Prosperous Neighbourhood.” A long with our note of support, we offered a few ideas... Continue reading »

May 9, 2023   |   0 comments
MapleTreeSq VPSN – Public Space News & Events – May 2023

We’re well into spring now! The flowers are beginning to bloom, parks and plazas are filling up, and the sounds of seasonal change are in the air. This edition of the VPSN Public Space News & Events comes with a bouquet... Continue reading »

May 3, 2023   |   0 comments