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

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
Blood Alley, in Gastown, shortly after it was redesigned in 1975 (CoV Archives: CVA 780-668) Blood Alley redesign – addressing equity and inclusion

Blood Alley – or Trounce Alley, as it’s formally known – runs parallel to Water Street in the heart of Gastown. It’s an interesting space that was redesigned in the 1970’s as part of the revitalization of the neighbourhood. Despite... Continue reading »

October 7, 2016   |   0 comments
Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, circa 1975 Design input needed: Blood Alley Square / Trounce Alley

Designed in the early 1970s, Blood Alley Square – located perpendicular to Carrall Street in Gastown – is one of downtown Vancouver’s “hidden gem” spaces. Largely off the radar for many people, it serves as a place for respite for... Continue reading »

August 23, 2016   |   0 comments