How we process and release FOI requests
In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of British Columbia, information in the records that falls under an exception or exemption in the Act, such as personal and confidential information, is severed from the record or "blacked out". Severed information in a document displays as a gray box. The section(s) of the Act applied to the severed information is in red text in the upper left corner of the grey box.
Beginning in 2016, we post all FOI responses with the exception of those that contain personal, third party, or City confidential information. We update releases monthly. The original request for records is contained in the response letter.
Information released in 2020
Documents and data are organized based on the date of released. Select the months below to see the information released.
Release date Record type Request April 1 Other/property related PDF file (1 MB) All communications re: proposed rezoning of 2538 Birch St (formerly 1296 W. Broadway), incl. individual emails and CoV online feedback form. Date range: Sept 23, 2019 - Feb 12, 2020. April 1 Other/property related PDF file (12 MB) All internal/external communication sent/rec'd by Holly Sovdi, Zane Hill & John Grottenberg re. 1296 W. Broadway/2538 Birch St. Date range: Mar 1, 2018 - Oct 22, 2019. April 2 Financial/Agreement PDF file (2 MB) Copy of consent agreement between VFRS and BCEHS. April 2 Mayor/Council PDF file (173 KB) The agenda, minutes and audio recording of a City Council conference call held during the morning of March 18, 2020 about the coronavirus outbreak and related matters. April 9 Other PDF file (11 MB) All correspondence between Gwen Hardy and Neil Monckton and Alvin Singh, Date range: October 8, 2019 - November 8, 2019. April 14 Other PDF file (2 MB) Re: 10th Anniversary 2010 Winter Olympics gala at Jack Poole Plaza: 1) All correspondence of all elected/appointed officials re: ticketing, and 2) all invoices and receipts for tickets to gala. Date range: Feb. 22, 2020. April 14 Other/property related PDF file (3 MB) Equivalencies or alternative solutions used/will affect construction work on the 25th floor, in 1066 W Hastings St (Oceanic Plaza). Date range: Jan 1, 1975 (or building completion) - Dec 31, 1994. April 14 Development/License Application PDF file (295 KB) All written comments re: Development Permit application DP-2019-00978 (cannabis retail) for property at 829 Davie St. Date range: Dec 2, 2019 - Mar 10, 2020. April 14 Other/property related PDF file (27 KB) Equivalencies or alternative solutions for 408 E Kent Ave. S., units 109 + 111, prior to Dec 31, 1994. April 15 HR PDF file (724 KB) Job descriptions in Civic Engagement and Communications: Multimedia Designers (4), Graphic Technician, Communications Coordinator I and II. April 16 Mayor/Council PDF file (2 MB) All communications (incl. social media) to/from Mayor re: political/social/cultural activities of Chinese government/cultural assns. Date range: Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019. April 17 Mayor/Council PDF file (2 MB) All correspondence re: 10th Anniversary 2010 Winter Olympics between Mayor’s Office and organizers. Date range: Feb. 22, 2020. April 20 Development/Licence Application PDF file (6 MB) All written comments re: Development Permit application DP-2019-00976 (cannabis retail) for property at 3623 E Hastings St. Date range: Dec 2, 2019 - Mar 10, 2020. April 20 Fire and Rescue PDF file (772 KB) Fire inspections and reports for Bauhaus Restaurant, located at 1 West Cordova St. Date range: Jan 1, 2015 - Mar 24, 2020. April 21 Development/Licence Application PDF file (4 MB) All responses to Affinity Cannabis Store Inc.’s provincial cannabis application notice that were placed on window at 5403 Victoria Dr., from Feb 1, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020. April 21 Development/Licence Application PDF file (433 KB) Any community comments received re: new Cannabis Retail store application DP-2019-00848, at 3121 W. Broadway, up to April 2, 2020. April 22 Street/Traffic PDF file (2 MB) In regards to the totem bicycle counter/scoreboard located near the south end of the Burrard Bridge, copies of all work orders and correspondence related to maintenance and repairs, from January 1, 2019 to January 7, 2020. April 22 Development/Licence Application PDF file (11 MB) Re: Parking spaces compliance at 977 W 8th Ave.: 1) Number of required/accessible spaces, 2) date/number/layout of developed underground spaces upon inspection, and 3) date occupancy permitted following inspection of the permitted work. April 23 Other PDF file (9 MB) Copies of any documents related to the City of Vancouver's $24,000 fine of Onni Group in May, 2017 for illegal short-term rentals at The Level. April 23 Mayor/Council PDF file (161 KB) Mayor and Council Order to close bars and restaurants on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2020. April 23 Development/Licence Application PDF file (2 MB) Neighbourhood notification results for 7220 Main Street, Development Permit DP-2020-00052. Date range: Mar 1, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020. April 24 Development/Licence Application PDF file (16 MB) All documents and plans related to BP-2018-05371 and BP-2019-01801, Location address 95 E 14th Ave. Date range: December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019. April 24 Other/property related PDF file (234 KB) Records regarding the most recent tree installation at 1400 E 18th Avenue. April 27 Other/property related PDF file (2 MB) Records regarding backup power generator installation and commission at 2689 Kingsway, from 2013 to 2016. April 28 Other/property related PDF file (5 MB) Records re: trees cut down at 1400 E 18th Ave, including related information (4) sub-points. (Related to 2019-626). Date range: Jan 1, 2017 - Feb 18, 2020 April 29 Other PDF file (159 KB) List of Internal Audit's 89 outstanding recommendations (to be completed by 2021), per p. 11 of Presentation to Council January 22, 2020. April 30
Correspondence to and from City staff, and between Council members and the public on allowing permanent residents to vote in municipal elections, Apr. 1 - Dec. 1, 2018 and Sep. 1 - Nov. 1, 2019
Release date Record type Request March 2 Other PDF file (1 MB) RFP and outline of work contract for construction of Kitsilano Community Centre whirlpool slated to commence December 2019. March 2 Other/property related PDF file (1.7 MB) 311 request for and results of a tree trimming at 975 E Broadway including any related notes and correspondence from all Departments related to the matter. March 4 Other PDF file (752 KB) All records regarding the processing and handling of file 2020-026. March 5 Development/License Application PDF file (6.6 MB) All records regarding responses by the public for DP application 2019-00718 at 460 Granville St., date range September 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019. March 6 Other PDF file (2 MB) Full Report from the Internal Audit Department’s Park Restaurant Leases Review from March 2018. March 6 Other PDF file (901 KB) Full report of the Audit of the Property Endowment Fund from January 2018. March 11 Other/property related PDF file (3.8 MB) Sewage inspection reports 1660 E. Georgia, 'The Rose Apt Ltd.' for last two years. Date range: Jan 1, 2018 - Feb 11, 2020. March 13 Development/License Application PDF file (1.2 MB) Objections received re. DP-2019-00585 application (Cannabis Store), at site 2076 Kingsway. March 17 Other PDF file (1.5 MB) Copy of 'Potential Future Right of Way (ROW) dedication identified in City of Vancouver Fir Street Alignment Memo' from map on page 119 on Mott MacDonald "City of Vancouver Streetcar Feasibility Study" of May 3, 2019. March 17 Street/Traffic PDF file (164 KB) Total parking permits purchased in 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; and 2019 for: (a) All zones; (b) Broadway zone; and, (c) Commercial Dr zone. Date range January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2019. March 17 Other PDF file (173 KB) Bold Actions for Climate Emergency at Orpheum: total number of attendees per tickets scanned, ripped or collected at venue entrances, Date: February 3, 2020. March 17 Other PDF file (630 KB) Bold Actions for Climate Emergency at Orpheum: costs of labour; sound; visual; lighting; set; music; talent/speakers; transportation; advertising; catering; merchandise: (a) dollar amounts; (b) recipient names. Date: February 3, 2020. March 17 Other/property related PDF file (658 KB) Monthly rental fees and corresponding unit sizes (in area and designation i.e., 'bachelor' or number of bedrooms) for 228 E 7th Ave. (aka Residences on Seventh). Date range: January 1, 2016 - February 7, 2020. March 17 Street/Traffic PDF file (1.7 MB) Fines issued to Vancouver residents for violation of s.84, Street & Traffic bylaw 2849, & accuracy/policy compliance of penalization. Date range: Jan 1, 2018 - Jan 1, 2020. March 17 Street/Traffic PDF file (201 KB) Service/maintenance record parking meter # 540621 (600 Abbott St), and training record of officer #0477. Date range: Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019. March 17 Street/Traffic PDF file (177 KB) All records regarding designation of northbound curb lane of 1100 Burrard to 900 Burrard as a bus/bike/HOV lane. Date range: Aug 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2017. March 17 Mayor/Council PDF file (11.9 MB) All Mayor and Council feedback reports, including: City branch notified, feedback type, topic, requester name/ph/email, whether requested a response, case details, event notes. Date range: Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 24, 2020. March 17 Other PDF file (605 KB) 1) All FOI Office and City Archives email correspondence from Feb 21, 2020 - Mar 5, 2020, and 2) Finding aid for: (a) Vancouver Sun and (b) The Province, for specified date ranges. March 17 Animal Control PDF file (784 KB) 1) Intake/disposition of cats broken down by month for 2019; 2) Intake/disposition of dogs broken down by month for 2019; 3) Current number dog/cat "breeding" license holders. March 17 Other PDF file (137 KB) Video/audio files for Parts I & II of Agenda item 3 (Ramping Up Vancouver’s Climate Action in Response to Climate Emergency) from Jan. 16, 2019 Standing Committee on City Finance & Services. March 24 Mayor/Council PDF file (168 KB) The agenda, minutes and audio recording of a City Council conference call held during the morning of March 16, 2020 about the coronavirus outbreak and related matters. March 27 Street/Traffic PDF file (7.3 MB) Records related to the gas main upgrade by FortisBC beneath 1st Avenue from May 1, 2018 to November 1, 2018. March 27 Other PDF file (205 KB) Records regarding the names and education of security personnel for Gathering Place at 609 Helmcken St. from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. March 31 Other PDF file (173 KB) Correspondence between COV and owner with email "@holburn.ca" regarding 500 Dunsmuir Street, from January 1, 2018 to February 3, 2020. March 31 Other/property related PDF file (797 KB) Invoices for renovation of property 5 E. 8th Ave. If not City-owned, provide sale records. Date range: Jan 1, 2010 - Feb 21, 2020. March 31 Other PDF file (27 KB) All Vancouver Economic Commission records re. bid to host 2030 Olympic Games, incl. emails, reports, memos, briefing notes. Date range: Jan 1, 2019 - Feb. 21, 2020. March 31 Animal Control PDF file (660 KB) Table outlining number of dog bites by type of dog and cross in the City of Vancouver, from January 1, 2019 to March 3, 2020.
Release date Record type Request February 4 Mayor/Council PDF file (409 KB) Correspondence to and from Mayor Kennedy Stewart and the Consulate of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, from November 5, 2018 to December 30, 2019. February 4 Other PDF file (21 MB) Records related to the Chinese Culture and Arts Festival held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm to Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm at 800 Robson Plaza. February 12 Financial/Agreement PDF file (6 MB) Sadhu Johnston’s expense reports for the period of November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. February 12 Financial/Agreement PDF file (175 KB) Memorandum(s) of Understanding between the City of Vancouver and BC's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. February 18
Planning staff internal correspondence and any inquiries from the public related to DE419497, 3133 West Broadway. February 19 Financial/Agreement PDF file (178 KB) Agreement negotiated between the City, the Point Grey Golf and Country Club, and the Southlands Riding and Polo Club, pursuant to a report to Council, dated July 20, 1999. February 19 Other PDF file (11 MB) The report prepared by PWL Partnership Landscape for RFP No. PS20161417. February 20 Financial/Agreement PDF file (267 KB) Regarding the $4,316.76 billed by Van City Studios for web design and development, May 21, 2019, request is for a copy of the invoice(s), contract and a description of the deliverables. February 21 Other/property related PDF file (3 MB) Environmental assessment records for 3950 and 3984 Oak St: construction permits, lists of tenants, environmental permits, oldest and most recent site plans, erosion control plans and violations or complaints against the property. February 25 Other PDF file (15 MB) Full texts of all audits from City's internal audit branch from April 8, 2019 to January 3, 2020; and a list or plan of all areas and topics due to be audited. February 25 Mayor/Council: Copies of correspondence between the public and Mayor and Council regarding amendment "L" which requests staff prepare a report to amend the Rental Housing Stock Official Development Plan. February 25
Records including emails, complaints, communications, city orders, notices or reports regarding 2910 Renfrew St (could also be 2910 - 2916 Renfrew St or the Ropongi Café). February 25 Other PDF file (534 KB) Civic Engagement and Communications Dept.: all positions; titles; pay grades; hourly rates incl: (a) Comm Coord I, II and III, (b) Graphics Tech, (c) Multimedia Designer, (d) Web Designer. February 26 Other/property related PDF file (2 MB) Letters listed on the environmental search report for 1249 Adanac Street for: January 20, 1994, February 18, 1994 and October 20, 1997. February 26 Other/property related PDF file (122 KB) Memorandum of understanding between the City of Vancouver and Airbnb. February 27 Other/property related PDF file (10 MB) Copies of letters from the Environmental search letter for 1550 West 75th Avenue from the following dates: February 28, 1996, December 18, 2002, July 17, 2006, July 11, 2007, July 13, 2007 and July 16, 2007. February 27 Other (1 MB) PDF file Full Report from the Internal Audit Department’s Nat Bailey Stadium Review from June 2019. February 27 Development/Licence Application (17 MB) PDF file Records related to DP-2018-00038 at 1289 Nicola Street, from January 1, 2017 to November 12, 2019. February 28 Other/property related (2 MB) PDF file Equivalency reports or alternative solutions related to 1055 Dunsmuir Street, from January 1, 1981 to December 31, 1994. February 28 Other/property related (5 MB) PDF file Records related to the plumbing project at Southvan Manor at 6545 Alberta Street, from January 1, 2014 to January 22, 2020.
Release date Record type Request January 6 Other PDF file (239 KB) Record of requirements for obtaining a permit for filming a medium/large production on private property in 2015. January 9 Mayor/Council PDF file (256 KB) Copies of media and social media monitoring reports and copies of the copywriting and editing deliverables related to services required from Elettra Communications by the Office of the Mayor. January 14
Report on Streetcar Feasibility Study presented on November 15, 2019. January 15
Street/Traffic PDF file (164 KB)
Records confirming there was no inside parking lane closure southbound on Cambie South of the lane and 10th Ave on August 8, 2019. January 16 Other PDF file (14 MB) Records related to climate liability, climate lawsuits, climate litigation, and climate accountability that the Council recently discussed and passed a motion on. January 16 Other/property related PDF file (156 KB) Equivalency reports or alternative solutions related to suite 413-1055 Dunsmuir St, from January 1, 1981 to December 31, 1994. January 22 Business/BIA PDF file (152 KB) Information that lead to the refusal of development application DP-2019-00353, 1120 Davie St from Sept. 23 to December 30, 2019. January 22 Other/property related PDF file (168 KB) Records for 831 and 833 Granville St including original plans or permits regarding building construction, demolition, grading or filling and certificates of occupancy. January 22 Development/Licence application PDF file (18 MB) Board of Variance documentation related to: 1. DP-2016-00684 at 1182 Thurlow St; 2. DP-2018-01053 at 1208 Davie St; and 3. DP-2018-00688 at 1238 Burrard St. January 24 Other PDF file (176 KB) Regarding the Greenest City 2020 brand, identity and logo, memos, briefing notes, business cases and cost-benefit analyses about elimination of "2020" from the brand. January 24 Financial/Agreement PDF file (1 MB) All invoices submitted by Elettra Communications from June 20, 2019 to December 16, 2019. January 28 Other PDF file (372 KB) Number of phone complaints made to 311 on Halloween (October 31) for 2018 and 2019 relating to fireworks noise. January 28 Other/property related PDF file (348 KB) Environmental Inspection Report dated January 27, 2014 for 5455 Balsam Street. January 29 Financial/Agreement PDF file (1.5 MB) Regarding the total $11,062.50 billed by Alex Chan, through invoices 2-6, request is for a copy of the invoices, contract and deliverables. January 30 Mayor/Council PDF file (164 KB) Regarding services required from Elettra Communications, copies of media monitoring and social media monitoring reports and deliverables from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. January 31 Other PDF file (4 MB) Sadhu Johnston’s daily calendar and agenda for December 1, 2019 to January 7, 2020. January 31 Other/property related PDF file (1.3 MB) Letters of objection for DP-2019-00733 at 1788 Davie Street.
Information released in previous years
Since 2016, we post all FOI releases except for requests for records and responses that contain personal and confidential information.
From 2011 to 2015, we posted FOI releases when there was public interest in the subject matter of the records.