The final days of summer are just around the corner but it is not too late to enjoy and explore new spots in the city.
The City of Vancouver has added five new public spaces across the Lower Mainland and they want people to stop by one – or all – of the recently installed spaces.
Robson and Bute Pilot Plaza (Bute Street at Robson Street, Downtown)
This space features modular seating and a public piano for people who want to sit and socialize, relax, and hold small events. Until October, the City is working with the Robson Street Business Improvement Association to test different uses of the space, measure traffic impacts, hear feedback and see how the community might adopt it as a potential permanent plaza.
Meet the Parklet (Main Street at East 27th Avenue, Main Street)
The newest addition to the City’s suite of parklets, Meet the Parklet adds a touch of green to Main Street and East 27th Avenue with lush railing plantings. Designed and built by locals, you can sit, relax and enjoy a local snack while taking a break on your Main Street stroll.
Vernon Plaza on the Adanac Bikeway (Intersection of Union, Vernon, and Adanac, East Vancouver)
The City recently created this “double triangle” plaza at the intersection of Union, Vernon and Adanac. It’s a place to sit, hang out, and watch the world roll by.
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Arbutus Greenway (False Creek to the Fraser River, Kitsilano, Kerrisdale and Marpole)
Explore the Arbutus Greenway and travel seamlessly along a nine-kilometre corridor, connecting False Creek to the Fraser River. Along the way you will experience vibrant gathering spaces mixed with quiet spaces of tranquility, bustling commercial districts, beautiful parks, and breathtaking views.
Maple Tree Square (Water Street and Carrall Street, Gastown)
The City is currently relocating the barriers at Maple Tree Square to create more space for walking in a very busy area, allowing for more public seating and patios. In this space, you can sit back and enjoy people watching in the heart of Gastown.
Officials say they are creating these spots to provide spaces for people to connect with their city and each other.
Here’s a map of the new public places: