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Public plazas and gathering spaces play a vital role in public life.
They're places for celebrations and protests, community events, and neighbourly interaction. They benefit local business and enhance social well-being.
As our city continues to densify, these spaces become the outdoor living rooms for everyday activities, make our city more interesting and exciting, and help create a sense of identity and place.
Events around your city
VIVA Vancouver is the City of Vancouver’s public space innovation platform.
We’re working to create better plazas and gathering spaces throughout the city.
Find out what is required to busk in Vancouver streets.
Interested in creating a mural in your community? Apply for paint supplies and support for your outdoor mural.
Public spaces have an important role in neighbourhood livability and community connections.
We run programs that allow residents to volunteer to tend to street gardens in traffic calming spaces.
Request installation of a bench, bike rack, garbage can, newspaper box, or flag, on a City sidewalk.
There are a number of opportunities for kiosks, carts, and other retail businesses on City sidewalks.
Information about advertising and promoting your organization or business on City of Vancouver property.
Apply for and get requirements about licences and permits for business, film, special events, and advertising.
Council encourages religious groups to pass on their message on City streets, by providing them with a free permit.
Temporary special zone permits reserve parking spaces and parking meters for your construction work, moving trucks, special deliveries, or service work.
Related projects and plans
Our culture plan for 2020-2029 includes the priority actions, including Making Space for Arts and Culture and the Vancouver Music Strategy.
We want your ideas on how to support exceptional, vibrant, and memorable experiences in downtown Vancouver.
Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.
The Healthy City Strategy a long-term, integrated plan for healthier people, places, and planet.
We are continually working to improve parks, trails, and recreation facilities. Explore our ongoing projects.
Our plan provides a vision for how people and goods move in and around Vancouver for the next 30 years.
The Vancouver Music Strategy embraces our city's vibrant music scene and aims to support music and musicians working and living here.