Advocacy

Letter to Mayor Stewart and Members of Council re: 800 Robson

Dear Mayor Stewart and Members of Council, I am writing on behalf of the Downtown Vancouver Association to address a recent decision to defer the approval of funding for the completion of the 800 Block of Robson Square in late December 2018. As advocates for social diversity, economic resilience and urban innovation in Vancouver’s MetroCore, the DVA strongly supports the...

In Defence of Produce Row

Participating in the process to develop the planning principles for the new St. Paul’s Hospital Precinct, and the Viaducts and False Creek Flats, the primary issue of concern that emerged for the DVA was the impact of the street network, particularly on the functionality of...

DVA Community Health and Well-Being Timeline 2015-2016

November to December 2015, 7 Roundtables on Health & Well-Being through lens of each of 7 topics: Public Realm, Community, Economy, Food, Housing, Transportation, Substance Abuse. Since then the DVA process, in addition to monthly Board meetings, has been as follows: December 10, 2015: DVA AGM...

Highlights from Roundtable 7: Substance Habituation

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 10, 2015, the DVA held its seventh in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 5: Housing and Affordability

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 8, 2015, the DVA held its fifth in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 4: Food Distribution

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 3, 2015, the DVA held its fourth in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 3: Building Community in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

The DVA - Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On November 26, 2015, the DVA held its third in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 2: Jobs and Economy in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

The DVA - Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On November 17, 2015, the DVA held its second in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

DVA Position on the Transportation Referendum

As an organization focused on the business of enhancing the downtown for all its communities, the Downtown Vancouver Association (DVA) brings together people from many backgrounds in order to "connect the dots" on key urban issues. With this in mind, during the autumn of 2014,...

Total Annual Taxpayer & External Costs
Metro Vancouver Mobility Subsidies

The hidden costs of transportation in Metro Vancouver Travelers pay a portion of their transportation costs: from an individual’s purchase of a bike, to a bridge toll paid by a trucking company, to a fare for a bus ride. Still, user payments do not cover the costs of...