Opportunities for Gastown businesses

Council has directed staff to pedestrianize Water St seasonally or year-round, starting with a pilot in summer of 2024. We want to work closely with businesses in the area to understand your needs and aspirations to help make the pilot a success.

There are a number of ways for businesses and building managers to get involved:

  • Come by 131 Water St to speak with staff, for one-on-one in-depth conversations. This feedback will be documented and reported to Council in 2024, inform the pedestrian-pilot and public spaces plan.
    • Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:00 am – 6 pm
    • Friday, Oct. 20, 11:30 am – 7 pm
    • Saturday, Oct. 21, 2 pm – 6 pm
    • Thurs, Nov. 16, 11:00 am – 6 pm
    • Friday, Nov. 17, 11:30 am – 7 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 pm – 6 pm
  • Help us better understand your business's or building's needs for loading, street access and street use by completing our Loading and Access Survey (closes Sunday, November 19)
  • Fill out a survey about your general experience in Gastown (closes Sunday, November 19)
  • We will also be visiting businesses along Water St in-person. Please email us and tell us a time that works best for you at gastownpublicspaces@vancouver.ca
  • Sign up for our mailing list to get updates directly to your business's inbox (see top-right of page)
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