Jim Deva Plaza is Vancouver’s first pavement-to-plaza project. Located on Bute Street in the heart of Davie Village, the space was created by redesigning the block into a single continuous smooth surface that invites people in to sit and spend time relaxing in this busy urban centre.
This unique community gathering space features a variety of seating and the iconic "megaphone" soap box, commemorating Jim Deva’s extensive advocacy work in free speech and gay rights.
The plaza is also home to a mix of fun activities and local events.
Our partner: West End Business Improvement Association
As part of the plaza project, we’ve partnered with the West End Business Improvement Association to develop and pilot a Plaza Stewardship Strategy.
Through this special partnership, we’re taking a proactive approach to managing the promotional and operational needs of the space to ensure the plaza remains safe, lively, and inviting for years to come.
Jim Deva Plaza began as a part of the West End Community Plan.