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DVBIA’s 2020 renewal means more placemaking projects downtown

We’ve done a lot of placemaking work in the downtown core during our current mandate, but we’re not done yet!

As you may already know, the DVBIA is currently in the process of renewing our ten-year mandate, which—if approved— would begin on April 1, 2020. The process leading up to renewal has involved a lot of member consultation. We’ve done large-scale surveys, conducted focus groups, and have had one-on-one meetings with some of the most engaged members – all of which has guided our more recent five-year strategic plan. What we heard was that our members wanted to see more projects in the areas of community safety, festival sponsorship, and placemaking. Our new ten-year mandate will allow us to do more public space activations, creating a more vibrant, welcoming, and fun downtown core.

So now, we invite you to sit back and enjoy checking out some of our favourite public spaces!