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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude that this work takes place on the traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Downtown Van is the heart of the city and for us, placemaking is a labour of love. Making our shared spaces inspiring, accessible and beautiful is what it’s all about.

Our placemaking projects aim to enhance, animate, and bring life to downtown’s public realm, from streets and laneways to parks and plazas.

Placemaking is both a process and an outcome that works to strengthen the connection between people and the places they share. Downtown Van defines placemaking as a people-centered approach to improving outdoor public spaces. We strive to make downtown a more welcoming, inclusive, and attractive destination for all to enjoy.

Summer Movie Nights


Granville Prom

Perch Program

Public Vibrancy Grant




Our Placemaking team enhances the public realm across 90 blocks of the Downtown Van district. Not sure where that is? Check out this handy interactive map.


Say hello to the team

Behind every great placemaking project is a great group of people. We work with local artists, community organizations, private property owners and the City of Vancouver to create everything from pop-up activations to permanent public art. We’d love to work with you, too!

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