We are exploring public realm improvements for Centre Street South from the Riverfront Avenue to 4 Avenue South. This work is being done in coordination with the North Central BRT Study to ensure plans are integrated.

Stage 1- Strategize

The first phase of this project will include working with the community to identify areas of concern and opportunity for potential public realm improvements and pedestrian safety along Centre Street South from Riverfront Avenue to 4 Avenue. The analysis is focused on the North Central BRT Study to ensure that any infrastructure or stations that are proposed are integrated to promote the public realm and do not prevent any potential future improvements. There will be two rounds of public engagement to help inform and develop design options for short- and long-term improvement opportunities.

The opportunities may include but are not limited to:

  • design for pedestrian safety and comfort
  • creation of placemaking opportunities
  • provision of trees and site furnishings for comfort
  • design to support local businesses

This project is being done in coordination with Tomorrow’s Chinatown and will help to inform the Local Area Plan (LAP) and Cultural Plan.

The design options and engagement process is anticipated to be complete by spring 2021.

What We Heard

The What We Heard report from recent engagement is now available. Click here to view the report.

Next Steps

Phase 2 will develop the concepts from phase 1 and complete a comprehensive streetscape master plan. At this time, there is no anticipated timeline for phase 2 of this project. This work will be completed as funding and resourcing for improvements become available.

Final study recommendations

Based on feedback received during public engagement in spring 2021, the project team has developed preliminary design concepts and recommendations for consideration in future stages of the project. Click here to view the final report.



Engagement is now closed. An archive of recent engagement is shown below.



We want you to feel included in engagement. This means that we want you to feel respected; we want you to know your opinion is valued; and, we want you to be supported to participate in The City’s engagement process. We do not want you to experience any difficulties to sharing your ideas and opinions with us. We try to design engagement activities so that everyone that wants to be involved, can be.

We use your answers to the following evaluation and demographic questions to understand which voices from the community are missing so we can be better at including them next time. We work with internal and external colleagues to help ensure that our engagement activities are welcoming to all.

We are also working in a new environment as we navigate engagement in a purely virtual environment, through this phase of engagement we have piloted some new tools including the virtual open house, and would love to hear you feedback on how this worked for you.