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.

Current engagement

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

You are invited to attend a virtual open house regarding designs prepared by the ministry’s contractor, Broadway Subway Project Corporation, for the new stations. The purpose of the open house is 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 will be provided as input to the City of Vancouver’s design advisory process and will be considered in finalizing the stations’ designs.

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Upcoming engagement

Spring 2021 – Final Station Design Advisory Process

This open house will summarize the feedback received in 2020 and present the final station designs, with additional details on landscaping and available information on public art.

Previous engagements

2019 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 Pop-Up at 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 pop-up materials (*save and re-link)

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.