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Celebrate and enable a rich variety of cultural and creative opportunities in the Regional Centre.

FIVE YEAR OBJECTIVE

Celebrate and enable a rich variety of cultural and creative opportunities in the Regional Centre.

SHORT-TERM ACTIONS (YEARS 1-2)

  1. Increase public investment and funding for cultural institutions, programs, and public gathering spaces.

    Lead: SUP
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  2. Activate Regional Centre public spaces with public art, culture, educational, and democratic activity through formal and informal programming.

    Lead: SUP
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  3. Develop a plan to improve inter-modal connection of Regional Centre cultural spaces by bus, ferry, car, car-sharing, taxi, bike, walking, etc.

    Lead: SUP
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  4. Create an inventory of cultural institutions, events and programs in the Regional Centre.

    Lead: SUP
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  5. Create a plan to develop vacant public and private lands in the Regional Centre for cultural institutions, public spaces and private mixed uses as part of the “Opportunity Sites Task Forces”.

    Lead: SUP
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  6. Develop a strategy to create cultural public gathering places in the Regional Centre to achieve the “Bilbao Effect”.

    Lead: SUP
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

MEASUREMENT

  • Increased building permits in Regional Centre
  • Regional Centre population growth
  • More private investment in Regional Centre ($1.5 billion)
  • Public perception of downtown vibrancy