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Engagement on the Broadway Subway Project has been underway for a number of years during the planning phases, and will continue throughout the duration of the project. The team continues working closely with local businesses, services, schools and residents. You can also register for our project e-newsletter to receive updates by email.

Upcoming engagement opportunities

  • July 24 at the southeast corner of Main Street and E. Broadway, 11:30am-1:30pm – information kiosk

Previous engagements

2024

  • July 17 at the plaza east of the Great Northern Way-Emily Carr site 1:30-4pm – information kiosk
  • July 3 at Cambie Street and W. 10th Avenue near Broadway-City Hall, 1:30-4pm – information kiosk

2023

  • September 16 at Main Street Car Free Day, noon-7pm – information kiosk
  • September 11 at Great Northern Way and Thornton Street 1-4pm – information kiosk
  • August 27 at the Kitsilano Farmer’s Market, 10am-2pm – information kiosk
  • July 22, 2023 at the Riley Creek Farmer’s Market, 10am-2pm – information kiosk
  • July 20, 2023 at the False Creek Farmer’s Market, 3-7pm – information kiosk
  • July 8, 2023 at Khatsahlano Street Party, 11am-9pm – information kiosk
  • February 17, 2023 at Main Street and Broadway, 3-5 pm – pop-up event

2022

  • September 28, 2022 at the Broadway Subway Community Office, 1212 West Broadway, 11am-5pm – pop-up event
  • September 26, 2022 at Great Northern Way and Thornton Street, 2-4 pm – pop-up event
  • September 18, 2022 at Main Street Car Free Day between 11th & 12th Ave, 12-7pm – information kiosk
  • August 14, 2002 at Kitsilano Farmer’s Market – information kiosk
  • July 23, 2022 at Riley Park Farmer’s Market – information kiosk
  • July 22, 2022 at Great Northern Way & Thornton, 2-4pm – pop-up event
  • April 22, 2022 at Main & Broadway – pop-up event

2021

2021 Communications and Engagement Activities Snapshot

October 29, 2021 at Quebec & Broadway – pop-up event

April 29-May 12, 2021 Virtual Open House

Station Design Advisory Process

An open house was held to summarize the feedback received from the first design review and public open house, and to present the proposed final designs for the above-ground portions of the stations, including additional information about landscaping and station art, next steps for construction, and how to stay involved. Input from this open house will be considered in the finalizing the station designs. The public engagement summary report is available in our Document Library.
Click view open house materials

Community Information Sessions – April 2021:

2020

Click to view 2020 Communications and Engagement Activities Snapshot

November 26 – December 9, 2020 Virtual Open House
Station Design Advisory Process

A virtual open house was held to present draft station designs prepared by the ministry’s contractor, Broadway Subway Project Corporation. The purpose of the open house was to share information and receive feedback about the above ground portions of the stations, including entrances, adjacent plazas, emergency exits and ventilation locations. Feedback received was provided as input to the City of Vancouver’s design advisory process and considered in finalizing the stations’ designs. The public engagement summary report is available in our Document Library.

Click to view open house materials

2019

Click to view 2019 Communications and Engagement Activities Snapshot

October – November 2019 Community meetings and Pop-up events

  • October 28, 2019 at Fairview – VGH
  • October 29, 2019 at Broadway – City Hall and at Arbutus
  • October 30, 2019 at Kits Neighbourhood House
  • November 2, 2019 at CityLab
  • November 4, 2019 at Mount Pleasant
  • November 5, 2019 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • November 6, 2019 at UBC and at Broadway station
  • November 7, 2019 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Approximately 1,000 people attended, completing more than 220 comment forms. Click to view community meeting and event pop-up materials.

August 2019 Street Survey

In mid-August, representatives of the Broadway Subway Project asked people on the street and in busy areas about why they’ve come to the area, how they traveled there, and other related information.

July 2019 Launch of Business Survey

In July and August representatives went door-to-door and floor-to-floor along Broadway, 8th Avenue, 10th Avenue and cross streets between Kingsway and Vine to speak with local business managers and owners, gathering information to learn more about access, customers, product or services, and communications preferences.

To date, close to 2,000 surveys have been completed. Feedback is helping inform traffic and construction management and mitigation plans.

June 2019 Main Street Car Free Day

Approximately 400 people stopped by our tent to view display boards, pick up an information card and talk to project representatives. Click to view event materials

2017 and Earlier

December 2016 – July 2017 (TransLink)

  • Planning Stage 1: December 2016 to February 2017
    Information on the route and alignment was shared with stakeholders and the public.
  • Planning Stage 2: May to July 2017
    Stakeholders and the public provided input on construction considerations and mitigations, and station design features.

UBC Line Rapid Transit Study 2009-2012 (TransLink)

An evaluation of approximately 200 technology and route options was completed along with extensive stakeholder and public engagement.

Materials from the engagements led by TransLink are available in the document library.