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THEFT FROM AUTO

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) is reminding downtown businesses, employees and residents to be mindful of not leaving anything visible in an unattended car. This comes after the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) released…

MEETING WITH THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Last week, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association had the opportunity to have another meeting with the Deputy Attorney General, Richard Fyfe, and other senior provincial government officials from various departments. In this meeting with…

MAKING GRANVILLE SAFER AND MORE WELCOMING

A new code of conduct that has been introduced involves year-long and lifetime bans for those involved in the violent behaviour in the Granville district. Bar Watch’s Chair, Curtis Robinson rolled out the parameters of…

NEW OFFICE TOWERS

By the year 2023, Downtown Vancouver Central Business District (DVBIA) area will be adding 9 new office towers. The combination of all upcoming towers will provide additional 3,355,226 sq. ft. of officespace in the downtown…

AGM 2018

Please join us at our 2018 Annual General Meeting and help us toast the best of Downtown Vancouver. This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. We’ll be in the…

GRANVILLE SPOTLIGHT: MEINHARDT

1)  First off, tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been with Meinhardt and how did you get started in the business? My name is Marissa and I am the Store Manager…

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association is committed to helping downtown businesses have a positive social, economic, cultural and environmental impact on society. So much of what we do revolves around finding new ways to…

VANCOUVER DESIGN WEEK

May 7, 2018 will mark the return of Vancouver Design Week (VDW), a week-long celebration of world-class local design talent born from a wide variety of disciplines. Inspired by Vancouver’s most impactful designers, artists, architects,…

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Next time you’re in a public plaza downtown, you might notice some new colourful additions. That’s because a Little Free Library program has officially launched, just in time for the summer Perch season! The Little…

DOXA FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS

In an era of “fake news” and global uncertainty, the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival comes to the rescue with a program of 93 films (shorts and features) that offer radical and transformative ideas through…

DVBIA DOES #BIABC2018

The BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest Regional Conference was held in Kelowna in April. The theme of the conference was innovate & inspire and our DVBIA Placemaking Lead, Tara Gloster, attended to share our innovative and inspiring laneway learning guide based…

CHERRY BLOSSOM FEST IS BACK!

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival non-profit society was founded in 2005 and led by a dedicated board of directors, supported by its launch partner, the Vancouver Board of Trade as a Spirit of Vancouver initiative….