The Granville Pedestrian Mall will be back this summer with the street closing to cars and buses on weekends from June 25, 2011 until Labour Day. After the Summer Spaces trial in 2009, Rediscover Granville in 2010, Olympic and anniversary celebrations, this city is ready to once again enjoy this car-free corridor.
The City of Vancouver along with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has put the call out to community organizations and businesses to submit proposals for activations along Granville during this time. The criteria for activations (displays, exhibits, activities etc.) for the Open Streets initiative include the following:
Activations should be highly creative and engaging.
Priority consideration will be given to activations that demonstrate opportunities for one or more of the following:
Priority consideration will be given to activations that take place on a recurring basis.
There will be a limited number of opportunities for one-time large scale activations.
Application information can be found online and the deadline is May 6, 2011.