The inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival is transforming buildings in and around Main Street in Mount Pleasant this summer, bringing a splash of colour to the city. The official mural festival day took place Saturday, August 20, but the more than 35 new murals are permanent, so you can check them out at your own speed […]
Vancouver parks, public art and spaces
News on parks and public spaces across Metro Vancouver. The City of Vancouver is making increased investments into new parks and enhanced public spaces, including the recently revamped Vancouver Art Gallery north plaza and an upcoming park at Smithe and Richards streets.
New park space is also planned for the upcoming Northeast False Creek neighbourhood, something nearby residents have been waiting decades for, signified by the green balcony lights seen on towers surrounding the Concord Pacific presentation centre.
The City of Vancouver is proposing a major rehabilitation of Blood Alley in Gastown, with construction beginning in 2018. The existing brick paving and granite blocks were introduced to Blood Alley — also known as Trounce Alley — in the 1970s, as part of the city’s Gastown beautification project. Over 40 years later, many of the […]
The City of Vancouver’s work on the new Jim Deva Plaza at Davie and Bute in the West End is nearly complete. Part of Bute Street, south of Davie has been turned into a pedestrian plaza with new patio space in front of the existing businesses. The former cul-de-sac on Bute has been re-opened at […]
It’s been years in the making, but it looks like the revamping of the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery is going forward.
The plaza has seen better days, currently home to an old fountain with broken tiles and bark mulch spread over the unpaved areas. It isn’t exactly the most inviting space, although it will play host to the annual 4/20 celebration in less than two weeks.