After a successful pilot at designated public plazas throughout the city, Vancouver city council has voted to take their legal public drinking program year-round.

“Time and time again we have seen that Vancouverites can be trusted to safely and responsibly enjoy alcoholic drinks in shared public spaces. We’re incredibly pleased to support the expansion of this program,” Mayor Ken Sim said in a news release.

“Community connection and spaces for public life are so important for our well-being and quality of life. Having plazas that allow alcohol consumption year-round will help make our city more vibrant while supporting local businesses.”

Among the seven approved locations is Kitsilano Commons Plaza at Maple Street and West 4th Avenue which will be open from May 15th to October 31st from 11am to 9pm.

Last modified: April 11, 2023

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