EVENT: The Future of Our Downtown Waterfront

The public is invited to take part in a conversation about the future of Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. Join SFU City Conversations and the Vancouver City Planning Commission on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm at  SFU Harbour Centre for a lunch-time discussion.

Our distinguished panel will include:

Graham McGarva, principal of VIA Architecture, which is working on designs for a tower at Granville and Cordova streets, and for developments over the CPR rail yard;

Anita Molaro, Assistant Director of Planning and Steve Brown, Manager of Traffic and Data Management, at the City of Vancouver; and,

Frank Ducote, representing the citizen Downtown Waterfront Working Group.



Date & Time

4 June 2015, 12:30 – 2:00 pm


SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1700, 515 Hastings Street West, Vancouver


The recent proposal by Cadillac-Fairview to build a tower next to Waterfront Station at 555 West Cordova Street spurred public reaction and discussion, and brought new attention to the Central Waterfront Hub Framework adopted by Vancouver City Council in 2009.

Bring your own questions and ideas to add to these: What would be the benefits of a new attempt to create a city-wide plan that defines where growth would take place, what could that process look like, and what hazards would that process face?

More Information

For more information on this event, please visit our SFU City Conversations page.

For background information about planning for the downtown waterfront please visit our Downtown Waterfront page.

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