Blue and white balloons, robin's egg blue pom poms, and swing classics from the '50s. Pair that with a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream, Okanagan peach sauce, pie crumble, and whipped cream... What a perfect set-up for good conversations and smiles!
This is how the Downtown Ambassadors re-imagined the Perch @ Lot 19 to make connections in Downtown Vancouver. With a vertically dense (-ifying) population in the downtown core, it might seem like social connections are increasingly difficult to come by. This is why publicly accessible spaces like the Perch @ Lot 19 are crucial to creating community - one conversation, or ice cream, at a time.
To continue re-imagining the downtown core and to celebrate its 25th birthday, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association launched a legacy project called Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver in partnership with SFU Public Square.
What do you think Downtown Vancouver will look like in 25 years? Fill out this survey to contribute your ideas.
Want to do more than just imagine? If you have a performance or activity in mind that will spark connections and shape Downtown Vancouver into what you want it to be then sign-up to activate Lot 19 by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org (click here for more information).
What are you waiting for? Let's get perching!