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Nov 18City looks for public input on retaining character homes while increasing housing choices

Learn about the Character Home Zoning Review and options for retaining character homes while creating more housing choices in single-family zoned areas.

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Nov 17 Vancouver approves Empty Homes Tax in effort to increase rental housing supply

Council has approved a program that will introduce a 1% tax on empty homes. Most Vancouver homeowners, including snowbirds, will not have to pay the Tax. Find out more.

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Nov 17Council approves two innovative green proposals

Learn about our new Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Strategy and renewed Greenest City Fund that will help Vancouver become the world's greenest city by 2020.

Pay Vancouver parking meters using your smartphone.

Nov 17Council approves new parking program

Learn about changes to parking rates for metered street parking, based on demand for parking spaces during the daytime and evening.

Province and City of Vancouver partner to provide winter shelters

Nov 17City and Province partner on winter shelter plan

We are helping fund 192 shelter spaces for homeless people until March or April that include meals, health services, and help to find permanent housing.

Prepare leaves for City of Vancouver collection programs

Nov 14Fall street leaf cleaning to begin this week

Help us sweep street leaves by moving your vehicle when "no parking" signs go up. Also, check when we collect extra leaves that don't fit in your Green Bin.

Hotel Georgia, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Nov 10City invites Heritage Award nominations for outstanding conservation efforts

Tell us about people and organizations that further the goal of heritage conservation, awareness, or other efforts in Vancouver.

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Nov 09Vancouver introduces Empty Homes Tax framework as rental housing crisis persists

Vancouver will have an Empty Homes Tax in place by effective January 1, 2017, with staff reporting on the Tax’s next steps to Council on Tuesday.

Burrard Bridge

Nov 08Installation of heritage-style lamp posts and suicide prevention fencing on Burrard Bridge starts this week

Construction of new heritage-style lamp posts and installation of new suicide prevention fencing will begin this November on the west side of the Burrard Bridge.

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Nov 08City and partners host Naloxone and overdose response training event

We are hosting with our partners a Naloxone and overdose response public training event on November 9 in response to the current public health crisis related to rising rates of overdose deaths across the province. Find out more.

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