Vancouver Public Space Network - News & Events
Follow on Twitter Friend of Facebook
Weekend Update - Laneway Activation with Grandma, Plaza Research on Bute St
There’s lots happening this weekend, and the weather promises to be a-mazing! We hope you have lots of opportunity to get outside and enjoy the city’s amazing public spaces over the next couple of days.

In the event that you’re near Commercial Drive on Saturday, or hanging downtown on Sunday, here are a couple of the projects we’ll be working on. Maybe you’d like to join?


#LanewayLivingroom – Grandma’s House – Saturday, July 29

As you may have read in our earlier newsletter, the VPSN (with a grant from VIVA Vancouver and support from great neighbours), is transforming two laneways into fun and friendly spaces using upcycled furniture, flea market finds, and pallets. 

The day-long activations will showcase the placemaking potential of these spaces using simple materials, recycled ingredients, and a little quirk. 

This Saturday, join us Grandma’s House for the first of these two events.
We'll be transforming a small laneway into place of cozy nostalgia. Expect food, games, big band music, classic movies, and maybe even a spot of afternoon tea.

The event takes place just off of Commercial Drive, 12pm – 9pm, (on the laneway between Parker Street and Napier Street. (The nearest address is 1027 Commercial Drive).

:: For more information:

Bute Street Plazas + Public Life Research – Sunday, July 30

The City now has three different types of plazas installed along Bute Street, and this Sunday we will be doing some simple, comparative public life research to see how these various spaces are working. 

We are still looking for a few volunteers to help out – particularly with late afternoon (3:00-6:00pm) and early evening (6:00-9:00pm) shifts. (There are other spots available as well).  

Previous research work is helpful but not necessary. We'll provide instructions, supplies and other goodies. Your job, hanging out in a public plaza for a few hours and people watching!

:: Interested? Contact Andrew at

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


The VPSN wants to stay in touch! 

Sign up for the VPSN newsletter

We aim to send monthly emails on public space news, events, volunteer opportunities and how you can help.

You can unsubscribe instantly if you prefer not to receive news from the VPSN.

Our mailing address is:
Vancouver Public Space Network
Box 2754 Station Terminal
349 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3X2

General info:
Newsletter Submissions:
Website |