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Gathering Place Community Centre

The Gathering Place Community Centre

The Gathering Place Community Centre offers programs and services to the Downtown South community. We primarily serve vulnerable populations, including people on lower income, people with disabilities, seniors, people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, youth, and people who are homeless.

We provide accessible and engaging programs with a focus on food and nutrition, health, education, recreation, arts and culture, and community development.

Upcoming public events

Wood carving by CONNECT exhibit artist Fran Smith

CONNECT: The Gathering Place's 7th Annual Art Show opening night

Join in the opening night of CONNECT, The Gathering Place's 7th Annual Art Show which showcases art from the Downtown South neighbourhood.

Health services

Gathering Place health services

The Health Centre provides necessary services to the community, including laundry, showers, and health support services.

Food services

Gathering Place cafeteria

The Gathering Place Community Centre cafeteria serves three healthy meals a day at the lowest possible price. Find information on cafeteria hours and menu.

Volunteer or donate

Make a difference at the Gathering Place

Give to an important part of the Downtown South community as a Gathering Place volunteer or donor, and learn about donor-funded community programs.

Programs, services, and events

Gathering Place programs and services

We offer programs and facilities including a pool table, weight room, games room, learning centre, library and fitness classes, plus community events and more.


An annual membership with the Downtown South Gathering Place Community Centre Association is $2.00.

Services and programs that are free with membership are: fitness programs, reading room access, and art and music programs.

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609 Helmcken St
Vancouver BC, V6B 5R1

Phone: 604-665-2391


Main centre
*Open all statutory holidays



Games room

Dance studio rentals
Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: After 5:00pm

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Homeless and low-income resources

The City helps connect homeless and under-housed residents with a range of free and low-cost services, including shelters and food.

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Outside the Gathering Place

Community events

Learn about the high-profile community events hosted by the Gathering Place throughout the year, and how you can help.

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Last modified: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:48:54

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