Placemaking by Pub placing at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Square

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queen-elizabeth-theatre-plaza-vancouverThe Daily Hive reports on Queen Elizabeth Square, that area west of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre that is largely used by the theatre as overspill space. Located at 688 Hamilton and 675 Cambie Streets this space can be rented for over $3,000 a day for private events . Even its current public description is a bit anonymous-one website refers to this space as “a versatile blank canvas that can be adapted and decorated to achieve multiple moods and personalities.”  Which is a kind way to say that it is pretty anonymous and has no specific character or reference.

Having been stuck inside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre during the 2011 Stanley Cup riots, it’s timely for the  plaza area to be looking less anonymous and read more like a cultural adjunct. During the melee several rioters ran across the vacant plaza with  planters to throw through the theatre windows…

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