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Jun 21Come to a Candidate 101 info session

Learn all about the duties of elected officials, plus details about the 2018 municipal election process.

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Jun 21City approves plans to transform how affordable housing is delivered across Vancouver

Council approved the creation of a $2-billion Vancouver Affordable Housing Endowment Fund, which will have a clear mandate to preserve and grow affordable housing in the city.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Jun 21Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra present first-ever

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Park Board today announced a unique collaboration to present a free, open-air concert at Sunset Beach Park July 14th.

Laneway house

Jun 21City endorses Making Room program to increase housing choices in Vancouver

Council endorsed the launch of a new program called Making Room, which will transform low density neighbourhoods by adding housing choice to neighbourhoods across the city.

Regent Hotel at 160 Hastings St

Jun 20Province provides better housing as City closes Regent Hotel

It has been determined that the structural and life-safety deficiencies at the Regent Hotel constitute an unsafe condition.

Doors of Vancouver City Hall

Jun 19The City is extremely disappointed that the Kettle Boffo project will not be going ahead

A rezoning application was not submitted, therefore Community Amenity Contributions were not determined and the negotiations were not completed.

Revealing the new names of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Art Gallery

Jun 18In historic move, two high-profile public plazas given Indigenous names

At a special ceremony it was announced that new, Indigenous names have been given to the Vancouver Art Gallery north plaza and to the space formerly known as the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Hands holding a small wooden home

Jun 14Engaged city generates ideas to invest Empty Homes Tax revenue

City Council will consider a set of recommendations from City staff to allocate the revenue collected to date from the first year of the Empty Homes Tax.

Girl riding Mobi bike on seawall

Jun 14Now more people can use public bike share to get more places

Mobi by Shaw Go will now be more accessible thanks to the expansion to Commercial Drive, a reduction of the minimum age to 12 years old, and a partnership to launch the Vancity Community Pass.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Jun 13City proposes $2 billion housing endowment fund with Housing Vancouver strategy update

The City will be proposing the consolidation of a $2 billion dollar Vancouver Affordable Housing Endowment Fund to Council next week.

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