On a rainy Saturday in April, the West End BIA joined a variety of community members and businesses to host the first annual Jim Deva Plaza Neighbourhood Block Party.
A safe space, inspired by Jim Deva’s lifelong passion for freedom of sexuality, gender diversity, and the fight against censorship, where LGBTQ people and allies can meet, share ideas freely, dare to dream, and love unapologetically.
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Davie Village, next to the rainbow crosswalks at Davie and Bute Streets, Jim Deva Plaza is a community serving gathering space and home to a variety of events and activities.
The plaza is named after Jim Deva, longtime community activist, founder of Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium, and advocate for Vancouver’s LGTBQ2+ community. Learn more about Jim Deva’s Legacy, his contribution to the community and his commemorative art piece, The Megaphone.
Take part in some great events! Check out all the exciting events planned in the plaza. Lots coming up!
Interested in holding an event in the plaza? Learn more.
Maintenance and stewardship of the space is undertaken through a special partnership between the City of Vancouver and the West End BIA, guided by input from the Plaza Oversight Committee which is comprised of members from the community.
Founding Programming Partners for the plaza are the West End BIA and Hollyburn Properties.
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