Capital projects

Capital projects

The City of Vancouver owns more than $34 billion in infrastructure and amenities.

Over successive capital plans, we’re making significant investments in projects to continue to enhance the livability, sustainability, and resilience of our city. 

A network of well-maintained infrastructure and amenities supports the delivery of our services and makes sure Vancouver continues to be a vibrant place for those who live, work, and play here, now, and into the future.

Learn about capital projects that are being planned, under construction, or have been recently completed in Vancouver.

Water, sewer, and green rainwater infrastructure

Water, sewer, and green rainwater infrastructure

Oak Street sewer separation upgrades

A sewer separation project to accommodate major growth along the Cambie Corridor and adapt the system for climate change.

Hastings Sunrise sewer and green rainwater infrastructure

A 3-phase initiative to adapt the neighbourhood’s sewer and rainwater management for climate change while reducing combined sewer overflows.

Pump station upgrades

We’re upgrading sewer pump stations that have reached the end of their service life and will be replaced with larger-capacity facilities.

West King Edward Street upgrades

We’re upgrading critical water, sewer, and street infrastructure and adding green rainwater infrastructure features along W King Edward.

St George Rainway

A project to build a 4-block rainway along St George Street to manage rainwater, add shade and habitat, and improve safety and accessibility.

Access to Water Program

A city-wide initiative to address ‘water deserts’ and provide equitable access to water starting with the Downtown Eastside.

Neighbourhood Energy Utility expansion

This project will triple the utility’s capacity to recycle heat captured from sewage around False Creek Flats.

Streets, transportation, and public spaces

Streets, transportation, and public spaces

Portside Greenway

Help shape the Portside Greenway, a continuous walking, biking, and rolling route from Alexander Street to Boundary Road.

Granville Connector

A $50 million investment that will transform the way we use the Granville Bridge by converting 2 travel lanes to walking, rolling, and cycling.

Granville Bridge upgrades

A long-term investment in maintaining the Granville Bridge’s steel structure and coating.

Homer Street upgrades

An investment to improve road safety on a key downtown route heavily used by buses.

Street upgrades (paving/LED upgrades/curb ramps/sidewalk rehab)

We are making the city safer and more accessible for everyone by building new sidewalks, making repairs, and adding hundreds of new curb ramps.

Richards green complete street

We’ve upgraded Richards by adding a protected bike lane between Pacific and Cordova, planting trees, and installing green infrastructure.

10th Ave hospital zone

We’ve made the hospital zone on 10th Avenue safer and more accessible for pedestrians and patients, while adding a protected bike lane.

Fleet/electrification (film kiosks)

Located in Northeast False Creek, there are 3 clean energy kiosks that service the film industry and significantly reduce emissions from filming.

Neighbourhood plazas

We’re upgrading several plazas. Neighbourhood plazas create important public spaces for community building and social activities.

Civic facilities

Civic facilities

Coal Harbour phase 2

A new building at 488 Broughton will provide community amenities, including an elementary school, childcare centre, and affordable housing.

PNE ampitheatre renewal

A renewed PNE amphitheatre will provide more access to music, culture, and multi-functional outdoor space.

Marpole Community Centre renewal

A community-guided project that will deliver a renewed community centre at Oak Park.

Sunset Seniors Centre

An addition to the existing Sunset Community Centre will offer intergenerational programming and meet LEED and accessibility standards.

Firehall No. 17

Firehall No 17 is the first carbon-zero firehall in Canada. Located at 7070 Knight Street, it underwent a significant renewal and construction.

Bloedel Conservatory heat pump installation

With the help of a new heat pump, Bloedel Conservatory has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by about 90%.

Housing, culture, and childcare

Housing, culture, and childcare

58 W Hastings Street

This innovative social housing project on the Downtown Eastside will provide 231 new homes with integrated health support for the community.

338 Sawmill

Our dedication to affordability is evident in the River District's new housing development. Opening in fall 2024, it offers 337 new units.

West Fraserlands Childcare Centre

The stand-alone facility at 3010 E Kent North will offer 69 childcare spaces. Construction is anticipated to be complete in 2025.

Henry Hudson Elementary Childcare Centre

Located on the rooftop level of a seismically replaced school, this new facility has 65 childcare spaces and 30 multipurpose rooms.

Dogwood Gardens – 605 W 59th Ave

In fall 2022, Dogwood Gardens opened its doors, with operators S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Tikva, welcoming residents to 138 new affordable homes.

162 Main Street

Fully completed and occupied, this project offers 69 micro suites, 42 social housing units, and 28 market rental rates within the DTES.

Parks and open spaces

Parks and open spaces

Oakridge Park in the sky

We’re planning a new public park at Oakridge Centre, located partially on the mall roof and at ground level. A first for Vancouver.

Langara Golf Course drainage

Langara Golf Course is now the driest golf course in the Lower Mainland, following the installation of 83,000 metres of drainage pipe.

Tatlow Creek restoration

Through a “daylighting” process, we’re restoring a historical stream in Volunteer and Tatlow parks.

sθәqәlxenәm ts'exwts'áxwi7

In spring 2022, we unveiled sθәqәlxenәm ts'exwts'áxwi7 (rainbow), the city’s first new downtown park in more than 10 years.

DTES tree planting

We’re prioritizing tree planting in areas with diminished canopy, including the DTES, from 23% to 30% by 2050.

Libraries

Libraries

West Point Grey Branch new location

We’ve moved 1 block west to a new, more accessible location to better meet the needs of seniors, families, and students who come to this branch.

Britannia Branch early learning space

VPL’s early learning spaces support learning for children aged 0-5 through active play, with interactive panels and activity stations.

Children’s library revitalization

Starting in 2024, the children’s library at Central will undergo a revitalization, with interactive play elements and expanded program spaces.