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Every year, the City of Vancouver and Park Board seek feedback on a variety of topics, including citywide strategic plans like the Zero Waste Strategy, neighbourhood plans, and operational plans like the budget.

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  • Vancouver Public Library 2020-2023 strategic plan

    The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is updating its strategic plan to identify priorities for 2020 to 2023. We want to hear from library users and non-users about the needs of the community.

    Funded by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading, and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years:

    • Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city.
    • Our mission is a free place for everyone to discover, create, and share ideas and information.

     

    Your feedback will help shape the VPL strategic plan, which guides our activities and helps us realize our mission and vision within the city of Vancouver.

    The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is available until September 9, 2019.  If you wish to complete this survey on paper, please ask for a copy at any VPL location.

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  • Music Strategy

    The Vancouver Music Strategy embraces our city's vibrant music scene and aims to support music and musicians working and living here. To develop the strategy, Cultural Services is assessing Vancouver's music ecology by determining its social and economic impact, and identifying gaps in the music sector. The strategy will be used to increase integration and awareness for the music industry.

    We invite you to a free, public conversation series to learn more about the Vancouver Music Strategy and help shape the future of music in Vancouver.

    Questions that will be considered include: How can we make the city a vibrant home for music? What role can we play in supporting artists, creators, fans, audiences, and communities? What challenges and barriers exist to having music thrive across the city?

    Attendance is open to general public. Sessions will consist of a short presentation of Music Strategy, town hall-style facilitated group conversation, with possible breakout conversation sessions.

    This will provide an opportunity for musicians, creators, community, and the general public to speak about the kinds of futures that we'd like to create together through music.

    Community Conversation

    Wednesday, June 26, 6pm to 9pm
    Matchstick Coffee Fraser, 639 East 15th Street 
    Due to high attendance rate, alternate venue is being considered

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  • Track and Field Strategy

    The Vancouver Park Board is working with the Vancouver School Board to plan for the future of track and field sports and facilities in the city. The new strategy will create a vision for track and field sports, including exploring opportunities for renewal, expansion, and maintaining track and field facilities.

    This is Phase 3 of the engagement, where the project team will be developing final recommendations from the completed research, technical studies, incorporated feedback from round two of engagement. Park Board also worked with staff and stakeholder advisory groups to develop draft recommendations, concept plans, and a draft survey to bring back to the public.

    Online survey

    May 17 to June 30

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  • Mount Pleasant Industrial Area

    As a follow-up to Council direction, staff are engaging with residents and local business on a recommended transportation strategy to support job growth in the Mount Pleasant Industrial area.

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    Take the survey
  • Granville Bridge Connector

    This year, we will develop conceptual plans to create new and improved accessible pedestrian and cycling connections across the Granville Bridge.

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    Take the survey
  • 41st Ave B-Line

    We are working with Translink to implement a new B-Line bus from Joyce-Collingwood to UBC.

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    Take the survey
  • Jericho Lands Planning Program

    The City, at the request of the owners of the Jericho Lands, a joint venture between the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Canada Lands Company, is undertaking a comprehensive planning program to create a Policy Statement to guide future redevelopment of the site.

    City staff will lead a collaborative planning process with the surrounding community, the land owners, and other stakeholders. The planning program will create guidelines for future redevelopment of the site and establish policy on: reconciliation, affordable housing, land use, density, height, public benefits, transportation, built form, character, sustainability, infrastructure, and phases of development.

    Pop-up

    Saturday, June 22, 10:30am to 4pm 
    Point Grey Fiesta Day, Trimble Park, 2250 Trimble St

    Sunday, June 23, 11am to 6pm
    Greek Day, West Broadway

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  • Chinatown revitalization

    The Chinatown revitalization plan aims to bring community members together to address issues such as economic growth and heritage retention.

    We have recurring community office hours at Chinatown House as it works towards a new planning effort in Chinatown that will focus on supporting the community to sustain the neighbourhood's legacy for future generations.

    Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
    Chinatown House, 188 East Pender

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  • Rain City Strategy

    We are working on a strategy to:

    • Improve water quality
    • Enhance Vancouver’s resiliency and climate change adaptation
    • Use rainwater as a resource
    • Support neighbourhood livability and biodiversity

     

    Interactive pop-up station

    We are partnering with the Museum of Vancouver and the Fraser Basin Council Salmon Safe BC program to learn, interact, and talk about rainwater and salmon in the city.

    Saturday, March 16, 11am to 3pm
    Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St

    Free with museum admission: https://museumofvancouver.ca/rain-water-and-salmon

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  • Broadway Plan

    Our Broadway Planning Team is hosting a series of walkshop throughout the Broadway Plan area.

    These sessions combine a walking tour with a workshop, and are an opportunity for community members to help shape neighbourhood specific strategies for the Broadway Plan. Walking tour will take approximately 1.5 hours and will be followed by an approximately 1.5 hour workshop.

    Walkshops

    Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9am to 12pm 
    Fairview Slopes walking tour

    Monday, June 17, 2019, 4:30pm to 7:30pm 
    Uptown North and South walking tour

    Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9am to 12pm 
    Fairview South walking tour

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 1pm to 4pm 
    Uptown walking tour

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  • DTES Plan Community Fair

    Approved in 2014, the Downtown Eastside Plan is a 30-year vision for the neighbourhood that strives to maintain the uniqueness of the Downtown Eastside while revitalising the area without displacing residents.

    We're now sharing a progress update on the Plan's implementation, and seeking public feedback on plan priorities for the next five years, and how they can be achieved. 

    Your feedback will help inform future grants, initiatives, and projects, and be shared with Council as part of the next DTES Plan progress update in 2020. We'll be collecting feedback until July 31.

    Review the information boards and then share your thoughts.

    Information boards  (10 MB)

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  • Chinatown Transformation Team

    We have recurring community office hours at Chinatown House as it works towards a new planning effort in Chinatown that will focus on supporting the community to sustain the neighbourhood's legacy for future generations.

    Office hours

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11am to 4pm
    Tuesday, 2pm to 7pm 
    Chinatown House, 188 East Pender St, featuring Hidden Gems of Chinatown 

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  • Hidden Gems of Chinatown

    The Chinatown Transformation Team needs the help from community to identify the unique places, experiences, and values that make Chinatown special, even the hidden gems that are not visible or well-known.

    The input will help contribute towards the long-term plan for Chinatown. You can also join the community working groups that will be formed, and help us build up these valuable hidden gems.

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    Tell us about your hidden gem
  • Marpole Community Centre Renewal

    The Vancouver Park Board is developing a schematic master plan for Oak Park in order to allow for the design and construction of the new Marpole Community Centre.

    Open house

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5pm to 8pm
    Oak Park, 900 West 59th Ave

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  • Regulation Redesign

    The City of Vancouver is hosting a workshop to explore ideas and identify alternatives for simplifying building height and floor area regulations. This is part of a larger comprehensive review of our land use regulations and policies, in order to improve processes for planning, development, and building.

    Workshop

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Visitor Centre - Great Hall / Woodland Hall A and B
    Limited seats available, registration required to attended

    Register 

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