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Community Meetings

Community meetings and pop-up events were held between October 28 and November 7, 2019, with staff on hand to answer questions and share information about the Broadway Subway Project. Click to view the postcard notification.

Community meetings were held:

  • Wednesday October 30, 2019
    4 pm to 7 pm, Community Hall at Kits Neighbourhood House – 2305 W 7th Ave, Vancouver
  • Saturday November 2, 2019
    11 am to 2 pm. CityLab – 511 W Broadway, Vancouver
  • Thursday November 7, 2019
    4 pm to 7 pm, Reliance Atrium at Emily Carr University of Art + Design – 520 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Pop-up events were held as follows:

  • Monday October 28, 2019
    4 pm to 6 pm at Fairview – VGH
  • Tuesday October 29, 2019
    8 am to 10 am at Broadway – City Hall
    4 pm to 6 pm at Arbutus
  • Monday November 4, 2019
    4 pm to 6 pm at Mount Pleasant
  • Tuesday November 5, 2019
    11 am to 1 pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Wednesday November 6, 2019
    12 pm to 2 pm at UBC
    3 pm to 5 pm at Commercial – Broadway station

Click to view community meeting and event pop-up materials, and our Project map(PDF 14MB).

These sessions follow extensive stakeholder and public engagement, including two rounds of consultation led by TransLink in 2017.

Street Survey – August 2019 

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. This voluntary research will supplement our ongoing survey of local businesses to better understand business and public access needs and interests. This will help us and our partners at the City of Vancouver and TransLink learn more about how and why people come to Broadway to inform traffic and construction management and mitigation plans.

Business Survey – July through August 2019 and ongoing

The Broadway Subway Project team wants to learn more about local businesses and offices in the project area. 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 about their needs and interests. Project teams are gathering information to learn more about access, customers, product or services, and communications preferences.

The project team will consider the information gathered, along with technical requirements, to create traffic and construction management and mitigation plans. It will also be referenced as needed throughout construction and may be shared with project partners such as the City of Vancouver and TransLink.

While a large project such as this will inevitably bring temporary impacts during construction, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and contractor will implement mitigation measures to provide ongoing access to business, visibility of signage and current information wherever possible throughout construction.

Previous Public Engagement

Efforts to identify a rapid transit solution for the Broadway Corridor have been underway for decades. As part of the UBC Line Rapid Transit Study (2009-2012), an evaluation of approximately 200 technology and route options was completed along with extensive stakeholder and public engagement.

Two previous rounds of public engagement were led by 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.


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