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Backyard Bird Garden at VanDusen Garden

Mar 01Nest big thing: new bird garden unveiled at VanDusen Botanical Garden

A new destination for birds and birders, the Backyard Bird Garden, has opened at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Feb 22Fewer than 4,000 homeowners yet to submit Empty Homes Tax declarations

With fewer than 4,000 residential property owners still required to submit Empty Homes Tax declarations, we have extended the declaration deadline to March 5 to ensure homeowners have been given every opportunity to comply with the new tax.

Boater driving his motorboat across False Creek

Feb 22Amongst other action, City renews boat sewage pump-out program for 2018 to improve water quality in False Creek

The City, in collaboration with the Vancouver Park Board, continues to advance programs and initiatives to improve water quality in False Creek.

Inside the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

Feb 21Neighbourhood Energy Utility to expand around False Creek

The City’s low-carbon Neighbourhood Energy Utility in Southeast False Creek, could see future expansion into parts of Mount Pleasant, the False Creek Flats, and Northeast False Creek.

Spanish Banks parking lot

Feb 19Park Board adjusts seasonal pay parking at Spanish Banks

The Park Board is modifying plans to introduce peak season pay parking at Spanish Banks beaches in consideration of the extensive amount of public feedback.

Birds in Residence

Feb 16Creative collaborations: Artists in Communities grants inspire neighbourhood art-making

Four new Artists in Communities projects offer Vancouver residents an opportunity to co-create with local artists.

People sitting looking at their phone and tablet

Feb 05Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

Over the coming months, both cities are seeking input from citizens, entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses with a final proposal to be submitted to Infrastructure Canada.

Arbutus Greenway Design Jam participants

Feb 02City releases Arbutus Greenway emerging design ideas

Residents from all corners of the city collaborated on draft designs for the future Arbutus Greenway. The emerging design ideas are informing the preferred design, which the City will share with the public in spring 2018.

Buildings downtown Southeast False Creek

Feb 02City opens 135 new affordable housing geared towards families

Families seeking affordable housing in Vancouver will now have access to Railyard Housing Co-op, a below-market building in Southeast False Creek with 135 affordable homes.

Hands typing on laptop keyboard in highrise. Highrise condos in the background.

Jan 29Empty Homes Tax declarations due in less than one week

A total of 11% of Vancouver homeowners have not yet submitted their Empty Homes Tax declarations and only have four days left before the February 2 deadline or their properties will be deemed vacant and subject to the Empty Homes Tax.

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