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. With this program we hope to connect residents though positive and fun experiences, increase the visibility of neighbourhoods, and to celebrate all that our City has to offer.

PLAY seeks to identify and empower community champions to make positive improvements to public space.

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

Play Story Map

Check out all the Play locations in and around the city.

Note: Map is optimized for desktop & Android

Current Initiatives

Learn more about Play, and find out what we're doing all over the City in our Play Book.

Contact Info

Tel: 604-985-7761

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