City hall shares dates for public-info sessions about the Broadway subway extension through Vancouver

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      The section of Broadway that runs east and west from Granville Street is one of the busiest transportation corridors in North America. Former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson repeated that talking point often when drumming up support for a Broadway subway line.

      He managed to secure promises for provincial and federal funding for the project in September 2018 but then retired just two months later, long before construction is scheduled to begin in 2022. As can happen in politics, he worked hard to bring the project to his jurisdiction but then had to hand execution off to a successor.

      Robertson can still provide input in the $2.83 billion, however. The same way anybody can.

      Today (October 28), the city of Vancouver shared dates for a series of “community meetings” about the transportation megaproject, which will extend SkyTrain’s existing Millennium Line from VCC-Clark Station at Clark Drive and East 6th Avenue to a new Kitsilano station at the intersection of Arbutus Street and Broadway.

      The first open house is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 30.

      “Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information,” reads a city media release. “The public is welcome to drop in at any of the following sessions.”

      Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
      Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      Location: Community Hall at Kits Neighbourhood House, 2305 West 7th Avenue

      Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
      Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Location: CityLab, 511 W Broadway

      Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
      Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      Location: Reliance Atrium at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 East 1st Avenue

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


      Residents can also submit comments about the project online at

      In addition, there’s a project community office at 1212 West Broadway that anyone interested can visit on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

      TransLink and its government partners are hoping to have the new subway line begin to ferry passengers underneath Broadway in 2025.

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