As a City-owned public space, all applicants wishing hold an event or activity in Jim Deva Plaza must apply to the City of Vancouver Film and Special Events (FASE) office for the relevant permits (full details on their website here). The City of Vancouver is responsible for processing and approving all event applications. Once approved, the Jim Deva Plaza Coordinator is available to help your event run smoothly.
Download the event application guide for the detailed event application procedure.
Step 1: Contact the Jim Deva Plaza Coordinator with the preferred date of your event. The coordinator will let you know whether the date you want is available and if your event can be accommodated in the plaza.
604-696-0144 ext. 225
Step 2: Fill out an online application for your event and submit it to the Film and Special Event Office for review and approval. Your FASE liaison will let you know if you need additional permits and can help you work through that process.
Step 3: Your FASE liaison will review the application and contact you. The liaison will let you know if your event is conditionally approved, if more information is needed, or if the City’s partners need to review the event.
Step 4: Wait for the reviews, if required, and provide any additional information needed. The more complex your event is, the more lead time will be required by the FASE office.
Note: Please do not advertise or promote your event until you get preliminary approval from FASE.