W.E. Connect

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‘W.E. Connect’ text and illustrations of the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School and Joe Fortes Library.

An important West End community location is being re-imagined. Help us guide the future redevelopment of the West End Community Hub, the site that includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities.

The result will be a plan to celebrate and strengthen Vancouver’s connection to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and support play, learning, creativity and wellness for all people.

In fall 2021, the community helped create a vision for the West End Community Hub. In winter 2022, we asked which activities and spaces you would most like to see at this valued community hub.


Get Involved

Community engagement for the spaces and activities phase was available from February 2 – March 8, 2022.

The Activities and Spaces at the Future West End Community Hub Survey and virtual open house are now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared your voice and let us know which activities and spaces you would like to see at the future West End Community Hub.

As we work to compile this valuable feedback and plan how people will use community hub spaces, we will continue to work with the community and report back to you on what we heard. Check back here to keep up to date with upcoming engagement opportunities.


A Renewal Plan

W.E. Connect is a community engagement process led by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver Public Library, and the West End Community Centre Association to support the West End Community Hub (WECH) Renewal Plan. This work builds on previous community engagement processes and takes direction from the West End Community Plan, VSB Long Range Facilities Plan, Vancouver Public Library Strategic Plan, and VanPlay.

This project will produce a renewal plan - a document that will guide and direct the future of the site’s buildings, programming, and outdoor spaces.

  • The West End Community Centre will be replaced to meet the needs of the growing West End neighbourhood, including renewal of an ice rink. The community amenities operated by the City on the site include an ice rink, fitness centre, childcare, library and underground parking.

  • King George Secondary School will be redeveloped to provide more spaces for students and meet seismic upgrade requirements.

  • Joe Fortes Public Library will be expanded to provide a larger library space.

  • The renewed community hub will likely have combined and shared programming spaces. Other potential uses that could serve the West End will be considered for addition or expansion in the renewal plan, including a relocation of Firehall No. 6, childcare, seniors’ spaces, and arts and culture facilities.





An important West End community location is being re-imagined. Help us guide the future redevelopment of the West End Community Hub, the site that includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities.

The result will be a plan to celebrate and strengthen Vancouver’s connection to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and support play, learning, creativity and wellness for all people.

In fall 2021, the community helped create a vision for the West End Community Hub. In winter 2022, we asked which activities and spaces you would most like to see at this valued community hub.


Get Involved

Community engagement for the spaces and activities phase was available from February 2 – March 8, 2022.

The Activities and Spaces at the Future West End Community Hub Survey and virtual open house are now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared your voice and let us know which activities and spaces you would like to see at the future West End Community Hub.

As we work to compile this valuable feedback and plan how people will use community hub spaces, we will continue to work with the community and report back to you on what we heard. Check back here to keep up to date with upcoming engagement opportunities.


A Renewal Plan

W.E. Connect is a community engagement process led by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver Public Library, and the West End Community Centre Association to support the West End Community Hub (WECH) Renewal Plan. This work builds on previous community engagement processes and takes direction from the West End Community Plan, VSB Long Range Facilities Plan, Vancouver Public Library Strategic Plan, and VanPlay.

This project will produce a renewal plan - a document that will guide and direct the future of the site’s buildings, programming, and outdoor spaces.

  • The West End Community Centre will be replaced to meet the needs of the growing West End neighbourhood, including renewal of an ice rink. The community amenities operated by the City on the site include an ice rink, fitness centre, childcare, library and underground parking.

  • King George Secondary School will be redeveloped to provide more spaces for students and meet seismic upgrade requirements.

  • Joe Fortes Public Library will be expanded to provide a larger library space.

  • The renewed community hub will likely have combined and shared programming spaces. Other potential uses that could serve the West End will be considered for addition or expansion in the renewal plan, including a relocation of Firehall No. 6, childcare, seniors’ spaces, and arts and culture facilities.





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