Bute-Robson Plaza on Bute St featuring a car-free street with picnic tables with blue garden umbrellas

Bute-Robson Plaza construction

We’re building a permanent Bute-Robson Plaza to create a welcoming and vibrant public space that can support community connections and activations for years to come. We are also extending the plaza feel onto Robson Street by widening the sidewalks for more space to stroll and raising the intersection to prioritize walking and rolling.

We will begin construction on the permanent plaza and public space improvements on adjacent blocks on Robson Street starting summer 2024. 

The work area will be on Bute Street between Haro Street and Eihu Lane, and along the adjacent blocks on Robson Street east and west of the intersection.

We based the design of the plaza and public enhancement features on input from businesses, stakeholders and the West End community during Bute Greenway engagement.

What's happeningConstruction begins early July

We will permanently dedicate road space to build the Bute-Robson Plaza as a welcoming and vibrant place to gather and improve the pedestrian experience on the adjacent blocks on Robson Street. Early works will start at the end of June, with full construction starting in early July.

Emergency vehicles will have access. 

Key improvements

  • Raised intersection crossing
  • Seating areas
  • Weather-protected structures
  • Green rainwater infrastructure
  • Landscaping (new trees and plants)
  • Separated bike path
  • Widened sidewalks on Robson Street
  • Improved bus shelters on Robson Street
  • Upgraded traffic signal at Bute and Robson intersection
  • New street lighting
  • Relocated Mobi bike station

Learn more about where we are making the upgrades



Work will take place on Bute Street between Rosemary Brown Lane and Eihu Lane.


  • July 2024 to winter 2025

Work hours

Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed

Weekends and evenings: as needed

How this construction may affect you

Contact us

Community liaison
Email: bute-robson-plaza@vancouver.ca
Phone: 604-873-7307

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