Vancouver Public Library Unveils New Rooftop Garden and Community Spaces

On Saturday, September 29th, the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch unveiled a new community space on the 8th floor of the library. Crowds gathered this past weekend, as they took in the rooftop views from the vibrant green space filled with gardens and outdoor terraces.

Now open to the public, we recommend grabbing a book and heading over to the VPL’s new rooftop to unwind and enjoy the city views.

World-renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander designed the rooftop garden, adding an additional 1,560 square metres of outdoor space. As you step outside onto the rooftop, you’ll come across various plants, flowers and sweeping views of the city, including a unobstructed view of BC Place.

The expansion also offers meeting rooms, a glass enclosed reading room, an 80 person theatre, and an exhibition space featuring “morph, an exploration of change.”

Carol Nelson, the director of planning communications at Vancouver Public Library, said she hopes the new expansion will encourage more people to visit the library and gather in the space for reading, as well as for community events and screenings.

To learn more about the new rooftop gardens, visit:

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