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Vancouver's John Hendry Park

Archived - Jul 07Park Acquisition Strategy and 3030 Victoria Drive

Get an update on the status of 3030 Victoria Drive, a City property intended to expand John Hendry Park (Trout Lake).

Park Ranger

Archived - Jul 07Hot times, summer in the city

The summer sunshine makes Vancouver parks a perfect, summer playground. However, this weather increases the fire hazard in city parks.

People cycling on the 10th Avenue Corridor near Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

Archived - Jul 05Walk, bike, and roll to community events this summer

With summer officially upon us and over a dozen events on the horizon, the City of Vancouver is encouraging residents to walk, bike, and roll to get around town.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Archived - Jul 05City introduces regulations for short-term rentals

Vancouver City staff are proposing a new regulatory framework for short-term rentals - including Airbnb, Expedia and others - that will protect long-term rental housing supply while enabling supplemental income for local residents.

Robson and Bute plaza - people sitting on benches and people at picnic tables with umbrellas

Archived - Jul 04Trial plaza opens at Bute and Robson

Opened just in time for Canada Day on July 1, the plaza at Bute and Robson will remain open until October 16.

Empty room

Archived - Jun 30Important information on the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

Residential property owners should be reminded that non-principal residences must be occupied by a tenant for six months in 2017, or qualify for one of the exemptions to avoid being subject to the tax.

People gathered at Jim Deva Plaza with the Speaker's Corner Megaphone

Archived - Jun 29Strategy to create exceptional public spaces in Downtown Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has launched the Places for People Downtown program, a long-term strategy to ensure vibrant and memorable public spaces in downtown.

greenest-city-2020

Archived - Jun 27Vancouverites reduced waste and carbon pollution in 2016-2017

This morning we released the sixth Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update, highlighting significant accomplishments made in the 2016/2017.

Illustration of a disposable cup, take-out-food container, and shopping bag

Archived - Jun 27City invites participation in creating a made-in-Vancouver strategy to reduce use of single use items

You're invited to take part in creating a strategy to reduce waste from disposable cups, plastic and paper shopping bags, and foam food packaging.

Electric vehicle station

Archived - Jun 26Vancouver aims to meet the electric vehicle demand

BC Hydro expects the number of electric vehicles in Vancouver to increase to about 30,000 by 2030. City staff will be asking Council for approval on two electric vehicle initiatives highlighted in the Renewable City Strategy (RCS).

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