placemaking [pleys] mak·ing [māking]
noun The art of altering a public space into a living space verb  Creating a public space that connects people in a pleasant and uplifting way

Play CNV

Help us animate the City's public spaces through placemaking.

Placemaking enables community collaboration to transform public spaces into people places. By inviting the community into placemaking projects, the City is able to conduct experiential consultation, and find out how people feel in the space or at the event.

Coming Soon: PLAY Activation Grant. Community members will be invited to apply for a grant to create short term activations in one of our community spaces.

Examples of Placemaking:

  • Interactive Installations
  • Programmed activities
  • Pop up markets
  • Plaza and alley beautifications

Businesses, community groups and individuals: you're invited to ‘embrace the space’ and create dynamic public play spaces in your neighbourhood. Got an idea? Email us at

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Current Initiatives

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Tel: 604-985-7761

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