Capital plan proposed investments

The capital plan for 2015-2018 ($1.085 billion) has been organized into nine program spending areas. Browse through each category to find out more about how the funding is distributed.

Overview

  1. Affordable housing: $125 million
  2. Childcare: $30 million
  3. Parks, open spaces, and recreation: $155 million
  4. Community facilities: $55 million
  5. Civic facilities: $35 million
  6. Transportation: $150 million
  7. Utilities: $325 million
  8. Equipment and technology: $115 million
  9. Emerging priorities: $95 million

4. Community facilities (Proposed investment: $55 million)

Guiding principles

  • Maintain and renew community facilities to meet today’s needs
  • Accommodate community needs as Vancouver grows

Guiding initiatives

Current status of capital assets

Area What we have What we renewed
between 2005-2014
What we added
between 2005-2014
% in poor condition

Libraries and archives

  • 21 libraries
  • 1 archive

4 public library branches (Kensington, Mount Pleasant, Terry Salman, and the Downtown Eastside-Strathcona libraries)

4 library branches were expanded when they were renewed 

15%

Social facilities

25 City-owned facilities

  • Renovations to Downtown South Gathering Place
  • Rehabilitation work at Carnegie Centre in the Downtown Eastside
  • Non-profit space at the Woodwards building
  • Volunteer Vancouver

35%

Cultural facilities

49 City-owned facilities

  • QE Theatre and Playhouse
  • The Orpheum
  • The Cultch
  • Malkin Bowl
  • Roundhouse outdoor plaza
  • York Theatre
  • CBC Festival Space
  • Arts Factory
  • Artist studios and production space
  • ArtStart in schools
  • Film Centre
  • VSO Music School

10%

Granting programs

  • Social grants
  • Cultural grants
  • Downtown Eastside Capital Program
  • Heritage façade grants

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

What we propose investing for 2015-2018

Area City of today (renewal): $30 million City of tomorrow (new): $25 million

Libraries and archives

Ongoing facility maintenance and renovations: $4 million

Renewal of Marpole Library (public consultation on location and co-location opportunities with other community facilities — funding from Emerging Priorities pending decisions on final scope and location)

$15 million for the expansion of Central Library onto Levels 8 and 9 and making the library's rooftop garden publicly accessible

Social facilities

$5 million for the renewal of Evelyne Saller Centre in the Downtown Eastside

Ongoing facility maintenance and renovations: $5 million

$10 million for a new home for Qmunity in the West End

Facilities being delivered through in-kind Community Amenity Contributions that are underway:

  • MOSAIC Adult Learning Centre
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House satellite 
  • Positive Living and AIDS Vancouver
  • Marpole Family Place  

Note: The City also supports a number of socio-cultural objectives through capital grants

Cultural facilities

Ongoing facility maintenance and renovations: $6 million

Projects being delivered through in-kind and/or cash Community Amenity Contributions that are underway:

  • Outfitting of the Southeast False Creek Theatre
  • $4.5 million capital grants to be distributed to 4 arts and cultural non-profits to secure, enhance, and expand artist production spaces in or adjacent to Mount Pleasant
  • Artist studios (Marine and Cambie streets)
  • Artist production space (Howe and Drake streets)

Potential new or expanded cultural facilities (subject to Council approval) funded from Emerging Priorities

Note: The City also supports a number of socio-cultural objectives through capital grants

Granting programs

$10 million for granting programs

  • Cultural
  • Mural
  • Social
  • Downtown Eastside Capital Program
  • Heritage façade grants

Not applicable

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