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Four more pop-up plazas installed to support ongoing recovery efforts

June 23 2020 –

Today, we're installing an additional four pop-up plazas to help residents safely return to community life as our businesses continue to reopen.


They are located at:

  • 18th Avenue and Cambie Street
  • 17th Avenue and Cambie Street
  • 14th Avenue and Granville Street
  • 13th Avenue and Granville Street

About our recovery efforts

Pop-up plazas are the latest measure we're taking to provide people with more space to resume everyday activities. The plazas have temporary seating to give people the opportunity to eat, visit, rest, and enjoy the weather while maintaining a safe distance from others. They feature colourful tables and chairs, benches, and in some locations a cordoned-off area for restaurant patios. 

The first pop-up plaza was installed at 27th Avenue and Fraser Street on June 12 and local businesses are helping to manage the plaza. The additional four plazas are in partnership with local Business Improvement Associations, which are overseeing the stewardship of the space to ensure they are maintained and integrated into the neighbourhood. 

These plazas are also in addition to the five pop-up parklets that were installed in the Downtown Eastside as part of a broader plan to provide safe outdoor spaces for residents in that neighbourhood. 

Share your thoughts

We want your feedback on pop-up plazas to help improve them over time.

Slow Streets expanding

We've now installed more than 30 km of the planned 50 km of Slow Streets. These are routes for walking, cycling, and rolling that make it easier to exercise and access businesses in your local neighbourhood.

We are asking for your feedback and ideas on how to make these routes better.

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Restart Smart Vancouver plan

Vancouverites have been doing a great job of reducing the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and staying put. As we we shift into recovery and restart, we are asking you to:

  • Stay Strong – keep 2 metres apart, do not attend large gatherings, and stay home if you are feeling unwell
  • Stay Local – support your neighbourhoods and local businesses

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