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Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Mar 10Park Board amending bylaw to prohibit cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The Park Board directed staff last night to amend a park bylaw that pertains to cetaceans in city parks in order to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans in Vancouver parks. The Board asked staff to bring forward the amended bylaw for review no later than May 15.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Archived - Mar 09Reminder for owners of Vancouver’s empty and under-utilized homes

We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.

The Vancouver FIFA Fan Zone

Archived - Mar 08Vancouver becoming premier sport-hosting destination

Today City staff provided a progress update to Council reinforcing Vancouver’s position as a world-class sport-hosting destination. Staff outlined estimated economic impacts totaling $73 million.

Apartment building

Archived - Mar 07City improving permit process to be more responsive, service oriented

We have made significant investments in improving development processes and wait times to improve workflow and overall customer experience in 2016. Learn more.

Illustration of a brown character home fronted by small trees

Archived - Mar 07Character Home Zoning Review directions look to add housing and incentives to retain older homes

City staff provided an update to Council today that summarized the main highlights of what we’ve heard over the past several years.

Awards of excellence

Archived - Mar 01Exceptional citizens honoured at 2017 Vancouver Awards of Excellence

Seventeen exceptional Vancouver individuals, organizations, and businesses were honoured for their outstanding civic achievements. Mike Harcourt, former mayor of the City of Vancouver and premier of British Columbia, received the Freedom of the City award.

Leek House, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Archived - Feb 24Nominations open for People's Choice Heritage Awards

Nominate a project, small or large, that preserves heritage buildings, structures, or other features located in Vancouver. Nominations close March 18.

Suite showing a bed, dresser, and armchair inside the temporary modular housing building at 220 Terminal Avenue

Archived - Feb 16Doors open for Vancouver's first temporary modular housing development

Learn about this innovative building solution that provides interim homes for 40 male and female residents on low- and fixed-income.

West End Parking Strategy

Archived - Feb 09West End Parking Strategy makes way for smoother trips to popular neighbourhood

Council approved the West End Parking Strategy to make it easier for residents and their visitors to find a parking near home.

Vancouver City Hall

Archived - Feb 07City’s credit rating outlook upgraded by international agency

The City's credit rating has been upgraded to AAA (stable outlook) from AA+ (positive outlook) by international agency Standard and Poor’s Rating Service.

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