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The Rainway Flows Down to Emily Carr

By Guest Entry

Posted on December 03, 2020 | Updated December 03, 2020, 9:20AM

The City of Vancouver has started a community consultation for the Rainway that flows along St. George St. from Broadway down to the Emily Carr campus. Share your ideas for a water-friendly future in the neighbourhood.

Vancouver was home to over 50 salmon streams, most of which have been buried underground in sewers. One of these streams runs along St. George Street, which flows down to the Emily Carr campus. Over the past decade, a number of students and faculty, including Rita Wong, have worked to honour this historic stream and to imagine a more water-friendy future in the neighbourhood.

Activities have included a street mural that runs between 7th and 8th Avenues on St. George Street; block parties; booths at Celebrate Mount Pleasant Days; imagining sessions at Mount Pleasant Elementary School; a stream parade; storytelling; and more ways to animate the Rainway.

Now the City of Vancouver has integrated the Rainway into its planning, and will be accepting community feedback until Dec. 7 online at shapeyourcity.ca/st-george-rainway.

What ways would you like to see creative spaces and biodiversity enhanced along St. George St. in Mount Pleasant? Please consider taking a few minutes to offer your ideas and feedback.

Contact: Rita Wong | rwong@ecuad.ca