Aerial view of Cambie and 18th intersection

18th - Cambie Plaza

We're testing a potential new public space at Cambie St and W 18th Ave. The design would transform a half-street block into a neighbourhood pavement-to-plaza with opportunities for social interaction and community building within the heart of Cambie Village. Considerations would be made to ensure that access is maintained to parking lots and buildings.

Pavement-to-plaza conversions like the one proposed can:

  • Deliver low-barrier, high-impact places for people by repurposing road space
  • Provide an attractive public realm and pedestrian-friendly streetscape 
  • Support local businesses and active transportation
  • Help create a sense of identity and place in the community

What's happening

In July, we held two separate one-day pop-up events, one east of Cambie St and one west of Cambie St, to engage with residents and business owners about the public space as a future pavement-to-plaza opportunity.


Follow our progress:

  • Fall 2018

    Cambie Village Business Association (CVBA) reached out to VIVA Vancouver

  • Spring 2019

    Phase 1:
    Project planning and engagement with CVBA

  • Summer 2019

    Phase 2:
    Pop-up plaza and engagement events.

  • We are here
  • Fall 2019

    Phase 3:
    Public survey and engagement summary

  • Winter 2019

    Phase 4:
    Analysis and evaluation

    Depending on public feedback and analysis.

  • 2020

    Phase 5:
    Planning and design of interim plaza

    Interim plaza are semi-permanent public spaces typically for 3-5 years.

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