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Public engagement for new Granville Street Planning Program launches today

June 1 2023 –

Today, the City of Vancouver launched its public engagement campaign for the new Granville Street Planning Program.

“We’re excited to be taking this next step towards a fully revitalized Granville Entertainment District,” said Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim. “The planning work that begins today will set the stage for a safe, fun, and vibrant Granville Street for generations to come.”

The planning program follows a January 31, 2023 decision by Council for City staff to engage and work with residents and stakeholders in developing a new vision for Granville Street as an exciting, welcoming, safe, and inclusive downtown destination.

Those who live, work, and play in Vancouver are invited to share their feedback on how the City can balance the need to preserve the area’s unique heritage character with the potential new opportunities for entertainment, dining, and tourism, hotel, retail, and office space.

Share your thoughts

Public participation is important as the City seeks to create a plan that will re-establish Granville Street as Vancouver’s main entertainment district. Provide input by:

  • Visiting Shape Your City to learn more and complete a survey (available in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese)
  • Using the mapping tool to identify arts, culture and heritage places, experiences, and stories that make this area special
  • Registering for an in-person workshop
  • Registering for an in-person walking tour
  • Coming to the pop-up information booth at the Granville Street Block Party (August 26-27)

Public feedback will be shared in an engagement summary, and will help inform the final Granville Street Planning Program, which will be presented to Council for approval in Fall/Winter 2024.

Additional quotes:

Jane Talbot, President and CEO of Downtown Van

"The Granville Street Planning Program is a vital chance to revive and restore the heart of Vancouver's entertainment district," said Jane Talbot, President and CEO of Downtown Van. "Through collaboration with residents and stakeholders, we will create a fresh vision for Granville Street that tackles pressing challenges while preserving its distinctive character. Together, we will ensure Granville Street remains a vibrant, safe, and inclusive destination, providing diverse opportunities for entertainment, dining, tourism, and business."

Royce Chwin, President & CEO, Destination Vancouver

“Vancouver is in demand. Returning Granville Street to centre stage as a dynamic cultural, entertainment and retail hub has endless potential to draw locals and visitors back to the area, and bring back the lustre that the heart of the city has lost. This was once a vibrant destination and it should be one again,” said Royce Chwin, President & CEO, Destination Vancouver.

Stacey Forrester, Co-Founder and Education Director of Good Night Out

“Good Night Out Vancouver is excited to support the Granville Street Planning process, which we see as an opportunity to create a nightlife and entertainment district that is safe, accessible, and enjoyable for women and marginalized genders,” said Stacey Forrester, Co-Founder and Education Director of Good Night Out Vancouver. “Since our inception, people have shared with us their experiences in the area and we are pleased to, for the month of June, direct people to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns about safety via the survey.