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. Then, help imagine the renewed West End Community Hub.

Help shape the future of the site that currently includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important civic facilities.

It all begins with reconciliation. We invite you to listen and learn from Knowledge Holders from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Then, share your own experiences of the West End and hopes for a new community hub by attending online events, visiting project pop-up locations, and joining us in-person.


Get involved

Thank you for your feedback on the Vision & Principles for the future West End Community Hub. Public consultation on this phase has now ended. We invite you to continue to get involved in early 2022 for the next phase of engagement, Space Needs Identification. Stay tuned for opportunities to attend in-person events and complete an online survey to further explore how you currently use the site and how you want to use it in the future.


A Renewal Plan

W.E. Connect is a project 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. 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.

  • 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.





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

Help shape the future of the site that currently includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important civic facilities.

It all begins with reconciliation. We invite you to listen and learn from Knowledge Holders from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Then, share your own experiences of the West End and hopes for a new community hub by attending online events, visiting project pop-up locations, and joining us in-person.


Get involved

Thank you for your feedback on the Vision & Principles for the future West End Community Hub. Public consultation on this phase has now ended. We invite you to continue to get involved in early 2022 for the next phase of engagement, Space Needs Identification. Stay tuned for opportunities to attend in-person events and complete an online survey to further explore how you currently use the site and how you want to use it in the future.


A Renewal Plan

W.E. Connect is a project 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. 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.

  • 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.





  • The West End Experiences Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and experiences of the West End. These stories will help create a vision for the future West End Community Hub, which will be shared with the community at the Public Information Session on December 8, 2021.   

    Early next year, check back here for a more traditional survey asking about how you use the current site and what features you would like to see in the new community hub.   



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