July’s Vancouver Urbanist Meetup is in Gastown


It’s the first week of July (Happy belated Canada Day!), and that means it’s time to start thinking about the next Vancouver Urbanist Meetup!


This month we’ll be gathering at the Metropole Community Pub in Gastown. The Met is a great example of evolution of Gastown. The pub has retained its original mosaic tile floors, stained glass, exposed brick—and low prices. But more importantly, it remains connected to the local neighbourhood, employing local residents and donating 25% of its profits to community organizations in Gastown and the Downtown Eastside.

Come out and enjoy a cheap drink or affordable bite to eat with your fellow urbanists. There will be a lot to talk about, including the history and evolution of Gastown and the impact of the Woodward’s redevelopment. I’m also interested in hearing your reports from the recent Vancouver Urban Forum and Velo-City events.

The Metropole Community Pub is located at 320 Abbott St. (map) As always, feel free to drop in when you can and stay as long as you want. We’ll be there from 3 pm until at least 5 pm.

You can RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite, or simply show up if you are in the neighbourhood. Give me a call or text at 604-992-4197 if you have any questions.

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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