Spacing co-presents the future of Robson Square tomorrow night

WHAT: Block 51: The future of Robson Square
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Art Gallery of Vancouver
COST: Free, but you need to sign-up to attend due to limited space available
LINKS: You can register here and visit the City’s Robson Sq. website

On Wednesday night, Spacing (in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Art Gallery of Vancouver) will host a series of short and inspirational presentations that examine how block 51 has been used over the last few years and draw on inspiration from other cities.

Every block in downtown Vancouver has an associated number.  The block bounded by the streets Robson, Howe, Hornby and Georgia is known as Block 51.  Two important consultations about this area are taking place on this block: 800-block Robson Street and the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza.

We want to hear from you. Join us at two public events to explore the history and importance of this block. Learn about innovative public spaces from other cities and offer your thoughts on what future uses 800-block Robson and the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza can accommodate. Your participation will help shape the future of this central area, and your ideas will be brought to City Council this fall and given to the designer for the North Plaza.

Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett will be in town taking part in both of these events. The new national edition of Spacing will also be available to all those who attend.

photo by Maziar Hooshmond