SkyTrain Broadway expansion – The long-awaited project to extending the SkyTrain Millennium line to Arbutus Street is already in the advanced planning stage and the exact locations for the additional six stations have been made available. This westward project extending from VCC-Clark Station will have add the following entrance locations: Great Northern Way Station, Mount Pleasant Station, (integrating with the existing) Broadway-City Hall, Fairview-VGH Station, South Granville Station and Arbutus Station. These names are as of yet unconfirmed, but the general locations are accurate. The beginning of construction is set for next year for an opening in 2025 – construction will involve a short 750-metre-segment of elevated track west of VCC-Clark Station, before it transitions into a tunnel as it arrives at Great Northern Way Station.

Translink SkyTrain Expansion

Translink SkyTrain Expansion (Source: SkyTrain)

Bentall Office Tower – Planning is in the works for a major office addition to the Bentall Centre office complex. LA-based Hudson Pacific Properties has made public its intention to add a fifth office tower to the existing four-tower complex located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. An additional office tower will be accompanied with a retrofit of the complex’s retail component as well as a general refurbishment and renovation of on-site amenities, lobbies, corridors and landscaping.

Bentall Office Tower expansion downtown Vancouver

Rendering Bentall Office Tower expansion (Source: Daily Hive)

Barry’s Bootcamp – Hailing from California and soon to make its debut in BC, Barry’s Bootcamp offers the quick-fire combination of weight training, cardio and intense anaerobic exercise. Their downtown location will be located at the 1035 West Pender Street ‘Oceanic Plaza’ and will occupy 5,100 SF. Famed for being the LA of all workouts, this bootcamp service blends high-energy workouts with outstanding changing facilities, nightclub-spec sound systems and customized treadmills. This will be their third Canadian location (the first two opened in Toronto) and it will be their first ‘hybrid’ storefront partnering with Lululemon.

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A Barry’s Bootcamp class (Source: Forbes.com)

BC Ferries – A rebuild of the Horseshoe Bay Terminal is in the works as BC Ferries officially seek public feedback on their plan to transform this major terminal into a world-class transportation hub. The ferry corporation states that expansion and upgrades are essential to meeting the terminal’s growing needs as its aging infrastructure has not been replaced since the 1960s. Plans consist of two phases (the first focusing on interim upgrades; the second on a longer-term overhaul) with overall aims to better integrate the terminal with Horseshoe Bay and the waterfront park.

Horseshoe Bay Terminal expansion

Rendering of the Horseshoe Bay Terminal expansion (Source: Daily Hive)

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