Kick Off the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival With A Weekend Of Free Music

For many, it’s the official start of summer. The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival celebrates its 32nd year with a fresh new look for its opening weekend, June 24 and 25. Downtown Jazz, the free celebration of music, food, and community, marks the first large-scale gathering on the newly refurbished Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.

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Kick Off the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival With A Weekend Of Free Music

$3.2-Million Facelift Set for Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

Image sourced from City of Vancouver

Image sourced from City of Vancouver

The plaza in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery may soon be getting a new look.

Several redesigns are being considered for the prime spot in the heart of the city, site of concerts, protests and public gatherings throughout the year. Options range from “urban living rooms” to minimalist, space-age public spaces.

One common denominator: All of the proposals involve removing the badly weathered, occasionally functioning fountain in the middle of the plaza.  They also suggest doing away with the tons of unsightly bark mulch spread over the site. Continue reading:
$3.2-Million Facelift Set for Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza