We serve the Downtown South community by offering recreation, education, and community programs. We provide a wide range of quality programs and services that are accessible and relevant to vulnerable populations.
The Gathering Place also offers day-to-day basic services to provide access to phones, a place to store belongings during the day, and an overnight shelter during extreme weather warnings.
Recreation, community programs, and events
Fitness and leisure programs
Find information on the fitness and leisure programs at the Gathering Place, including martial arts, yoga, and more.
Art and music programs
Learn about art and music programs at the Gathering Place, including pottery and music jam sessions.
Learn about the high-profile community events we host throughout the year, and how you can help.
Library and education services
Learn about the services at the Gathering Place library – also known as the Reading Room.
Adult learning centre
The Vancouver Board of Education offers classes to adult learners at the Gathering Place.
We offer basic services like mail pickup, phone message and fax services, and daytime storage.
The Gathering Place acts as an overnight shelter during extreme weather warnings.