What are pop-up plazas?

    Temporary pop-up plazas are one of the steps the City is taking to help residents and businesses adapt to living and operating through a pandemic by repurposing road space to give people more room to resume community life and access local businesses.

    What are the benefits of pop-up plazas?

    Pop-up plazas transform streets to create public space for walking and cycling, seating, and other activities, so people can do the things they need and like to do, while also practising physical distancing.

    Why are we proposing this?

    We are committed to supporting Vancouver’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis through initiatives that focus on the recovery of our local communities, businesses and non-profits.

    When is this happening?

    On June 12, we installed our first pop-up plaza at E 27th Ave and Fraser St. We installed four additional plazas on June 22. We will be installing more in the coming weeks.

    Where are the pop-up plaza locations?

    • E 27th Ave and Fraser St
    • W 13th Ave and Granville St
    • W 14th Ave and Granville St
    • W 17th Ave and Cambie St
    • W 18th Ave and Cambie St

    Who will take care of these spaces?

    We will work with the partner businesses and organizations to make sure that the spaces are well cared-for, inclusive and comfortable.

    How can I provide feedback?

    We want your feedback on pop-up plazas throughout the city. Ongoing monitoring, along with public feedback and guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, will help us improve these spaces over time. In addition, it will help us to determine whether any of these temporary plazas should remain in place after the recovery period.

    Take our survey to share your thoughts.