W.E. Connect

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'W.E. Connect' orange text against yellow background. W.E. Connect is the West End Community Hub project slogan for the reimagining process.

Deepen your connections to this community, this place, this land. Now, help imagine the renewed West End Community Hub.

The West End is reimagining its community hub, a space where everyone can come together to connect, relax, learn, and play.


To support this renewal, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Park Board are seeking input from the community to reimagine the site that currently houses the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities. This work will build on directions from the City of Vancouver's West End Community Plan and the Vancouver School Board's Long Range Facilities Plan.


The result will be a document that details a shared vision for the future of the buildings, programming and outdoor spaces at the site.


We want to hear from you. This fall, you will be invited to attend events where you can listen and learn from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, who stewarded these lands since time immemorial and have untold stories to share.


Then, we invite you to share your own experiences of the West End and hopes for a new community space by attending online events, visiting project pop-up locations, and - when it’s safe to do so - join us in-person.


Over the next two years, we’ll work together to create a vision for the community hub.





Deepen your connections to this community, this place, this land. Now, help imagine the renewed West End Community Hub.

The West End is reimagining its community hub, a space where everyone can come together to connect, relax, learn, and play.


To support this renewal, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Park Board are seeking input from the community to reimagine the site that currently houses the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities. This work will build on directions from the City of Vancouver's West End Community Plan and the Vancouver School Board's Long Range Facilities Plan.


The result will be a document that details a shared vision for the future of the buildings, programming and outdoor spaces at the site.


We want to hear from you. This fall, you will be invited to attend events where you can listen and learn from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, who stewarded these lands since time immemorial and have untold stories to share.


Then, we invite you to share your own experiences of the West End and hopes for a new community space by attending online events, visiting project pop-up locations, and - when it’s safe to do so - join us in-person.


Over the next two years, we’ll work together to create a vision for the community hub.





  • Reconciliation

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    The planning process and future West End Community Hub will be rooted in xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) ways of knowing, working together, and storytelling.


    Through events and information, all are invited to learn more about this place from local First Nations Knowledge Holders. We’ll hear stories of each Nation’s connection to and stewardship of the area. Then, we’ll build on this knowledge by sharing West End community and visitor experiences and hopes for the site. The result will be a vision for the Community Hub.


    The West End Community Hub will be planned in a way that respects the presence and knowledge of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and through this will foster more inclusive spaces for all.


    Through a co-design process, in collaboration with community members from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations will contribute:


    • Vision for the future building

    • Cultural contributions to the overall design

    • Integration of traditional knowledge

    • Historical recognition of the importance of the pre-colonial West End


    The City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, and Vancouver Public Library are committed to strengthening relationships with the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh):