Vancouver Municipal Elections 2014: Vision Vancouver

Highlights of the Vision Vancouver Platform


Creativity and Culture

Vancouver’s creative talents are as diverse as our city’s population. From music and the performing arts to digital media, local food and street festivals, our city is developing a reputation for creativity and fun.

Mayor Robertson and the Vision team believe that arts and culture is a fundamental part of Vancouver’s success – it’s what makes our neighbourhoods desirable and attracts people from around the world. We need to make sure local artists and cultural entrepreneurs can stay in Vancouver and succeed. That means we need to keep moving forward with investments in the arts, festivals, and supporting diversity and creativity in every corner of Vancouver.

Affordable Housing

Vision has made affordable housing and homelessness a top priority, and we will continue to do so. With over one million people moving to the region in the next 30 years, we need to plan for the future.

There is no easy solution. We need to keep moving forward with a comprehensive plan that invests in housing options across the spectrum. New shelters and interim housing for the homeless. Enabling new rental housing, giving young families an opportunity to live in Vancouver. Seeking creative models like new co-ops, co-housing, and laneway homes to meet the demand for an affordable home in Vancouver. We also need to protect what we have. That means using city tools to ensure landlords maintain their rental buildings, preserving rental zoning, and focusing new housing developments along transit routes. Vancouver needs a wide range of new affordable housing, mixed with strong protection for existing housing, to make our city more livable and affordable for everyone. Mayor Robertson and Vision have shown they’re willing to make the tough decisions for a better future for Vancouver, to keep Vancouver moving forward.

Safe, Inclusive Neighbourhoods

The strength, vitality and safety of our neighbourhoods is what makes Vancouver such a desirable place to live.

Vision is committed to building an inclusive city of neighbourhoods, one where people young and old, with all ranges of incomes and abilities, feel welcome and can call Vancouver home. That means investing in child care and making our new buildings age-friendly. Standing up for public schools, supporting our LGBTQ community and expanding access to community centres. Recognizing that helping those who are less fortunate benefits us all as we become a more compassionate, resilient city.