City of Vancouver launches public consultation on future of Robson Square

Sep 12 2016, 7:02 pm

The City of Vancouver plans to transform the space between the Art Gallery and the Law Courts known as Robson Square, but they want your feedback first.

City Council made the decision in April 2016 to shut down Robson Street from Howe to Hornby streets into a pedestrian-only plaza space.

The municipal government says they’ve been engaging with Vancouverites over the future of the space (that’s home to a free ice rink among other things) for the past five years through VIVA Vancouver installations and various public consultation processes. Now they’re launching yet another one to find out:

  • How people use the space
  • What the space should look like
  • The type of programming people want to see in the space

Feedback is being collected from now until October 2 through social media, in-person from noon to 6:30 pm at 800 Robson Street, or by emailing your ideas to [email protected].

The idea is to turn Robson Square into a permanent public plaza and the feedback of Vancouverites will influence the look, feel, and design of the space. Findings and next steps will be determined in the fall.