Beresford: Burnaby’s Next Great Street

Comments 346 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Burnaby and Intracorp are working together to rejuvenate Beresford Street, located across from Metrotown and directly South of the SkyTrain line. The first phase was the MetroPlace development and the second is Silver, a 38-storey tower. The City’s plan is to make Beresford the next “Great Street”.

A Great Street, as outlined by the Project for Public Spaces includes:

    Beresford Street Scene

  • Attractions & Destinations
  • Identity & Image
  • Seasonal Strategies
  • Diverse User Groups
  • Traffic, Transit & the Pedestrian
  • Amenities, Management
  • Protects Neighbourhoods
  • Active Edge Uses (human-scaled to allow for interaction between indoors and out)
  • Blending of Uses and Modes (ground floor uses and retail activities should spill out into the sidewalks and streets to blur the distinction between public and private space)

With the current plan, Silver’s community on Beresford gets a Walk Score of 97. They would love to know what you would like to see on Beresford as well. Public spaces, gardens, community events, retail, cafes, and more. To get the creative juices flowing for neighbourhood ideas, they have offered up a $250 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card for one reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Update The winner is Manuel!

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346 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ChristineTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:27pm PDT

    Pedestrian-only/car-free areas and independent coffee shops!

  2. LaurenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:29pm PDT

    Local stores as opposed to chain stores.

  3. Gladys TsangTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:29pm PDT

    Street vendors. A combination of ground-floor retailers and farmer’s market. It would make for a great atmosphere.

  4. VeronicaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:30pm PDT

    A lovely bakery!

  5. StephanieTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:30pm PDT

    I would love to have an area where kids can play in and people can sit down and chat or just enjoy the scenery. Right now it’s pretty quiet, nothing much there at all. It would do really well to liven up the place!

  6. rodTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:30pm PDT

    cool. i love rejuvenation projects.

  7. AmandaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:31pm PDT

    Little shops (kind of like in Steveston) – Small shopping places and ice cream/candy stores!

  8. KevinTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:31pm PDT

    I’d love to see an open street concept similar to how Granville St. gets blocked off to traffic. Have buskers and vendors setup little shops during the summer and you’d have a great little market.

  9. ShannonTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:32pm PDT

    mom and pop shops and specialty stores :)! We have enough big wig stores in metrotown!

  10. NatalieTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    Free parking nearby with the street closed to traffic.

  11. RitaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    LOCAL STORES FOR SURE!!!! (I’m a bit excited, can you tell?) Also, interactive art installations for both children AND adults! Communal areas that can host Farmers Markets! Comfortable sitting areas for summertime reading! Picnic facilities!!! So exciting!

  12. ShaunaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT

    I’d like to see an organic grocer and produce place with lots of beautiful flowers out front!
    And some cool outdoor spaces for people to gather.

  13. cherylTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    I think a car free street would be great for the community!

  14. JenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    Wide sidewalks, flowers/trees, independent cafes/shops and a place to showcase local art!

  15. Leslie luuTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:36pm PDT

    Used book store or a chocolate shop!

  16. cherylTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:36pm PDT

    A street busker area would be cool

  17. VaniaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:36pm PDT

    as a coffee addict, coffee shops would be very nice!

  18. JeremyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:37pm PDT

    Car free areas, benches and table for people to socialize and “built in” oversize game areas (large chess or checker boards in the sidewalk, hopscotch, etc)

  19. Sunshine GTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:41pm PDT

    A pedestrian only zone!

  20. AmyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:42pm PDT

    It would be nice to see some boutique shops or local eats here!

  21. JTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:42pm PDT

    definitely a starbucks!

  22. NicoleTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:44pm PDT

    would love to see great boutique stores and great places to eat

  23. Michelle W.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:46pm PDT

    Street food!!

  24. FeliciaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:46pm PDT

    Independent coffee shops & stores featuring locally made products.

  25. zaeliaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:47pm PDT

    Space for bicycles. Separated bike lanes, bicycle parking, bicycle art! Also Pedestrian-and Bicycle-only/car-free areas.

  26. zaeliaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:48pm PDT

    Space for bicycles. Separated bike lanes, bicycle parking, bicycle art! Also Pedestrian- and Bicycle-only/car-free areas.

  27. KrisTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:49pm PDT

    A park-type area, with sitting and trees and perhaps a playground for kids, and a pedestrian only zone.

  28. LauraTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:52pm PDT

    Definitely more independent/local stores. A good organic/ vegan juice place would be good, as well as a good coffee or tea place to hang out at. Oh, arts and craft stores would be good to – there really aren’t any in Burnaby!

  29. MatthewTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:53pm PDT

    local-only shop which sells produce, housewares, clothing and even furniture made by and for locals!

  30. JessicaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:54pm PDT

    I’d like to see some cool vintage stores, kind of like main and commercial areas. I’d like it mixed in with local boutiques and also some good home decor stores. Plus a great local bakery/coffee shop with an enjoyable patio

  31. KellyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:54pm PDT

    Green space!

  32. MariekeTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:55pm PDT

    A water fountain/feature! Trees! Recycling bins! Lots of public outdoor art! All in all, just a great outdoor community space to be enjoyed by all 🙂

  33. allysonTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:57pm PDT

    Green space and bike routes!

  34. KiranTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 1:58pm PDT

    Little privately owned boutique shops!

  35. KatTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:06pm PDT

    I would like to see a flow from indoors to out as in summer patios, garden spaces and small unique shops.

  36. Nicole ShumTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:08pm PDT

    Some awesome antique stores!:)

  37. MichelleTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:09pm PDT

    A food cart! Especially in the summer so people can mill about outside and enjoy the sunshine with their fun meal 🙂

  38. AnjuTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:11pm PDT

    Specialty tea shops… Yum!

  39. AudreyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:11pm PDT

    Parisian bakery

  40. Kelly B.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:13pm PDT

    More bike racks and maybe some cool cafes too.

  41. JessieTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:16pm PDT

    I live very close by, and would love to see an independent bookstore in this area!!

  42. Linda PTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:17pm PDT

    a nice cake/cafe/bakery!

  43. Louise MahTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:18pm PDT

    Privately owned shops selling local made or grown goods.

  44. DchoiTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:19pm PDT

    A fountain.

  45. JennyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    Car free areas, local market stands, community gardens, food stalls

  46. ShannonTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    oh and a local yarn shop for burnaby! I’m dying for one closer to me!

  47. CarolTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:30pm PDT

    lots of little boutiques

  48. JeremyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:34pm PDT

    a pedestrian only zone, and a playground for families to hangout

  49. Elizabeth BTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    community street parties during the day especially to celebrate various events like Spring, Halloween, Christmas, Back to School…whatever will bring families together for a fun day!

  50. DanielTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT

    Place with a patio to enjoy the summer and people watch.

  51. KatieTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:44pm PDT

    Boutique clothing shops are fantastic

  52. KakaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:44pm PDT

    Stores with yummy foods 🙂

  53. JaninaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    Open, public areas for sitting/lounging.

  54. Holly HTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:47pm PDT

    I think a farmer’s market would be a great addition to the area.

  55. Vanessa LeeTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    It’d be great to have a cafe that had seating outside that wasn’t fenced in. They have it all over the world, why can’t we have it in Vancouver!

  56. DianeTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    A produce shop and a bakery would be perfect really close to the skytrain station so I can stop and pick up what I need for dinner on my way home from work. Maybe even a butcher? Preferably places that stay open later than 6:00. I wish more skytrain stations had convenient shops next door like Commercial and New West do, and this is a great opportunity to add a lot of convenience at a really busy station. Sure, there’s a lot on offer in the Metrotown mall, but it takes a long time to walk to some of those stores (like Shopper’s Drug Mart, especially). There really needs to be another group daycare in the area, too.

  57. JenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:50pm PDT

    A spacious sidewalk with greenery (trees, flowers).

  58. JennTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    Stores selling local products.

  59. Aaron B.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    I’d love to see things like on Granville, with the street closed off for festivals, street hockey, etc. Would bring a lot of people up around this area!

  60. MCTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    Public Space where people can gather!

  61. SamanthaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:01pm PDT

    Wired Monk !!

  62. RennTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:03pm PDT

    Boutiques selling clothes, accessories, and unique finds!

  63. BonsTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    I’d love to see more public space with no cars. Lots of greenery to beautify the environment and local shops.

  64. L.J.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    Small boutiques and cute little bakeries!

  65. Donna LTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT

    a courtyard, or some green space to enjoy some fresh baked goods and a coffee.

  66. BrendaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:13pm PDT

    Free public wifi, local small food businesses

  67. CliffTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:15pm PDT

    A market that sells food from local farmers, dairies, wineries, cheesemongers, meat ranchers, etc.

  68. LeeTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT

    A market area featuring local / independent shops that provide all the basics like butcher shop, bakery, liquor store, cooking supply shop, coffee shop, etc. Mainly pedestrian oriented with sufficient bike racks available throughout. Free public wi-fi would be great.

  69. MeganTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    I’d like to see an independent coffee shop, artisan/gourmet cheese shop, and a craftbeer-centered liquor store.

  70. DorcasTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:40pm PDT

    Local arts and crafts store

  71. graceTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:41pm PDT

    A public art/art installation space. Plenty of shops and stores in Metrotown for people to shop at already.

  72. ChelseaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:43pm PDT

    I believe outdoor terraces are essential! A place to sit and have a coffee and unwind.

  73. Cindy SmithTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

    Starbucks and Cartems donuts!!

  74. BenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:47pm PDT

    I’d give anything to see a cafe a la Cafe Artigiano’s or Cafe Sciué on the Metrotown area…

  75. PatriciaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:50pm PDT

    a walkable street with lots of trees and plantings and the opportunity for people to meet their neighbours at outdoor cafes and mini parks

  76. PaulaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    A stage/entertainment and event area where activities and events can be held outside on a more frequent basis in burnaby. (ex. Fundraisers events, night market, festivals, etc).

  77. Lelainia LloydTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:00pm PDT

    I would love to see the opportunity for an ever changing display of street art. During the Olympics, when Granville was transformed into an inviting public space, I loved all the faux trees decorated with paper lanterns made by kids and large sculptures that were lining the sidewalks. I think street art gives wonderful texture to a city. I’d like to see it change with the seasons, so there was always a draw to go down there and see what’s new. It would be a fantastic way for emerging and/or outside artists to get their work out there. I think this would appeal to not just locals, but also anyone visiting the city. A street should not be just about the shops, but the ambiance. I think paying attention to the aesthetics of the area will help create a go-to destination vibe, much like Robson Street.

    (tweeting now!)

  78. BrandonTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:01pm PDT

    Food Trucks of various foods

  79. ValTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:09pm PDT

    A pub with a patio.

  80. ValTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:09pm PDT

    A pub with a patio.

  81. NancyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:13pm PDT

    Independent shops and artisan studios. Funky cafes and great restaurants/pubs. Street entertainment!

  82. ShelleyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:13pm PDT

    How about some specialty stores like a British Shop or a Dutch Store. That would be fantastic.

  83. RobertaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    A small stage area for musicians in the summer. Food trucks and a no car zone.

  84. ChristinaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    hmm since Metro is nearby, not more shopping. Bakeries and dessert houses! Restaurants! And any special little boutiques =)

  85. CarmelleTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:32pm PDT

    I’d like to see local shops and street vendors!

  86. Elysia STuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    Food carts!

  87. NancyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:42pm PDT

    Some green space and seating areas with room for entertainment.

  88. Angela griffinTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    I would like to see a farmers market.

  89. David L.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    A car free farmer’s market!!

  90. BelindaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    Seeing is Believing store.

  91. Mike GismondiTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:51pm PDT

    I would like to see a pedestrian only walk to access stores.

  92. mariaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:52pm PDT

    No Frills grocery store. It is so cheap!

  93. TamaraTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:54pm PDT

    Food trucks!

  94. Sandra GarciaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:54pm PDT

    Would love to see green space (grass), trees, and a locally-owned theatre.

  95. SheilaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 4:56pm PDT

    Food trucks and lots of outdoor seating.

  96. KateTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 5:02pm PDT

    Would love to see unique and local shops: a cafe or two, farmer’s market, and boutiques. The area could also use a lounge as there are not many options for evening dining out in the area (other than chain restaurants). A public park/event space would be a welcomed addition too!

  97. JulieTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 5:27pm PDT

    Bakeries are always a great choice!

  98. Chris CTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 5:33pm PDT

    There has to be a Starbucks! 😉

  99. LaceyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 5:37pm PDT

    I’d love to see a nice indie style book shop, perhaps with a focus on local authors.

  100. Heather BTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 5:51pm PDT

    Greenspace, communal area, farmer’s market, Korean bath house

  101. MarkTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:06pm PDT

    A pedestrian walkway, a bike path, an air pump for bikes, and a Waves coffee shop!

  102. ammyyyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:14pm PDT

    Public art!

  103. AnneTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:15pm PDT

    I would like benches or some form of street level seating and a nice local coffee shop like Terra Breads or JJ Bean. A farmer’s market on Saturday mornings would be great!

  104. DawnTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:20pm PDT

    A covered area for street entertainers and a square to gather.

  105. RebeccaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    So many great things could go there: a farmer’s market, small bookshop with coffee/tea, some antique shops, a community garden…

  106. DonnaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:42pm PDT

    I would like to see more greenspace with chairs and tables where you could play chess, checkers, cards etc with friends or strangers alike.

  107. Farouk BabulTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 6:58pm PDT

    I’d like to see a pedestrian oriented street lined with public art.

  108. SandyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:08pm PDT

    I would love too see small coffee shops and stores for a small down feel type of thing.. something burnaby has but at the same time we still lack in vancouver

  109. LindaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:16pm PDT

    A newspaper and magazine shop carrying really electic stuff.

  110. TinaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:18pm PDT

    car free zone

  111. ChelleTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:32pm PDT

    Inviting seating areas at street level that are far enough away from the road.

  112. Don McQueenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:50pm PDT

    Creative Landscaping

  113. RoryTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:51pm PDT

    A large, street-level communal patio for street vendor food, cafes, bakeries, and coffee shops, etc.

  114. stephanieTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:55pm PDT

    farmers market an lots of little stores with unique things to buy. Easy parking would be great and alot of ethinic stores. It would be great if there were some kid friendly stores i to. If we go out for a sunday walk the kids get bored quickly if everything is about the grown ups. Thanks

  115. FlorenceTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:57pm PDT

    Artisan coffee and pastry shop that’s open late with a liquor license for the after-mall/movie crowd like Thierry! 🙂 Closing the street to make it pedestrian-friendly would be fab!

  116. DilaraTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 7:59pm PDT

    I’d love to see little mom and pop stores on the street level, perhaps even a farmers market.

  117. Karen CTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:02pm PDT

    A nice park with a local coffee shop!

  118. LaurenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    Street food carts/trucks, with unique and eclectic choices.

  119. MikeTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    I’d love to see some green spaces for people to sit and relax in.

  120. PeterTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    At grade LRT (light rapid transit)… all the great cities of the world, well, most of them, have LRT. It’s galling to see Geneva with Canadian-built LRT while we are stuck with ultra-expensive above-grade Skytrain-type transit.

  121. VictoriaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:05pm PDT

    An old school mom & pop ice cream store!

  122. Kiran MehatTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:08pm PDT

    I would love to see a nice mom and pops bakery 😀

  123. JessicaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:09pm PDT

    Food Trucks!

  124. LindseyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:11pm PDT

    Definitely needs a good vintage shop or small boutiques

  125. JenniferTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:11pm PDT

    I’d love to see a farmer’s market or a tea cafe with macarons and pastries. :3

  126. ElenaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:14pm PDT

    A raw food restaurant! It’s sustainable (all unused fruits & veggies can be dehydrated and made into chips), healthy, and will revitalize and energize anyone who’s walking around the area and shopping (especially if they have a good juice and smoothie selection).

  127. AnthTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:15pm PDT

    A GameStop/EB Games!

  128. MairiTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:15pm PDT

    Public space for all weather to sit, enjoy the neighborhood, eat and socialize without being in private space

  129. LauraTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:15pm PDT

    Would love to see lots of greenery!

  130. tracyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:18pm PDT

    artisans goods from local sellers

  131. Sheryl StephensonTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:19pm PDT

    Coffee shops, local shops, bakery, deli, unique boutiques

  132. Michael KwanTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:19pm PDT

    Pedestrian only, but plenty of free parking in the area. I’d love to see more street performers too.

  133. KnittingridTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:20pm PDT

    Trees and benches. Food trucks!

  134. AnnaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:21pm PDT

    A Bakery!

  135. Sonya TTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:22pm PDT

    lots of local stores (boutiques, farmers markets, cafes and bistros), maybe something for the kids. 😀

  136. ChelseaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:26pm PDT

    Lots of diverse restaurants, outlets for electric vehicles and lots green space/flowers.

  137. UrsulaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:30pm PDT

    A kids’ play area, benches, and some food trucks.

  138. rachelleTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:32pm PDT

    Cafe style restaurants with quaint patios and lots of small but relatively inexpensive boutique shopping

  139. Cathy GTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:32pm PDT

    Integrative health clinics

  140. MariaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:37pm PDT

    A “piazza” where people can gather for special events

  141. IreneTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:38pm PDT

    Organic grocery store. A neighbourhood coffee shop (not chain) that is designed for families with young kids to hang out at. A children’s museum.

  142. Bal PunniTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:41pm PDT

    I would like it to be a car free zone. It would be easy to get around and much more safe. Something like the Seattle Premium outlet, a lot of parking, good stores and restaurants where people can enjoy!! 🙂

  143. KarenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:42pm PDT

    Mexican food!

  144. harjitTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:45pm PDT

    Crafts!!! Handmade items.

  145. ag.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:46pm PDT

    Awesome! Would love to see some great public art!

  146. JeffTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:49pm PDT

    Street food stands!

  147. TimTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:49pm PDT

    Bubble tea and night market type snack food.

  148. ElenaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:55pm PDT

    Quirky, individually run businesses

  149. LorTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:56pm PDT

    A non-major-chain coffee shop with a nice neighbourhood feel.

  150. ManpreetTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 8:57pm PDT

    Definately stores/shops that we don’t have here but instead have to go to the states for also no pubs/bars! Lets make it family friendly!!

  151. TracyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:01pm PDT

    flower stands!

  152. KathleenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:04pm PDT

    used book store and a flower store 🙂

  153. Sarah HaffeyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:05pm PDT

    Organic grocery store like Whole Foods or Donald’s

  154. LisaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:11pm PDT

    Local, independent shops, restaurants, and cafes (no chains)

  155. KelseyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:15pm PDT

    Lots of trees for shade. Hmm, I’d appreciate lots of recycling and compost bins along the streets, too. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to throw away plastic bottles and apple cores in the trash.

  156. CarmenTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:18pm PDT

    A neighborhood bakery!

  157. Robyn SmithTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:19pm PDT

    It would be great to see a bike lane. As well as maybe a park (greenspace) with a playground.

  158. LindaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:27pm PDT

    A public square where people can sell handmade crafts and street food, hang out on comfy benches or by a fountain and chat away.

  159. ChistaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:30pm PDT

    a candy/chocolate shop!

  160. MilaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:33pm PDT

    Id love to see a car free farmers market/ food stand area with picnic space!

  161. Dennis L.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:45pm PDT

    Car free area with lots of space for people to sit and enjoy the area.

  162. Dennis L.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:46pm PDT

    Car free street with lots of space for people to sit and enjoy the area.

  163. LainaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:52pm PDT

    Bike lanes!

  164. RachelTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 10:14pm PDT

    A shop selling local organic meat would be awesome!

  165. JaneTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 10:34pm PDT

    specialty food stores, like cheese shop or save on meats

  166. GaryTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 10:35pm PDT

    I’d love to see lots of ethnic cuisine restaurants

  167. Lor.Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 11:09pm PDT

    Local bookstore, kids art studio, a Neighbourhood park, and a pedestrian zone

  168. TiffanyTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 11:26pm PDT

    Street art is always unique.

  169. darwinTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 11:31pm PDT

    A armer,’s market would be a great addition

  170. DavinaTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 11:33pm PDT

    Boutique clothing and novelty stores

  171. RachelTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 11:47pm PDT

    Wide sidewalk with lots of benches to sit on

  172. LloydTuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 11:59pm PDT

    Car free areas that promote a pedestrian community.

  173. Marga LópezWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 12:03am PDT

    How about a vintage Candy shop!

  174. JohnWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 12:59am PDT

    tons of food

  175. stacey dempseyWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:27am PDT

    lots of public space with no cars and benches to sit on, maybe with small shops and vendors

  176. stacey dempseyWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:27am PDT

    i tweeted!/roswello/status/182382532539588608

  177. icitea/ClareWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:35am PDT

    Foodie trucks with rare eats! Freebies handed out at corners! Topshop! Anthropologie! INTERNATIONAL BRANDS. Japanese fashion stores…

  178. Jenn SWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 2:59am PDT

    Smaller boutiques and specialty shops, along with green space to enjoy the specialty food you buy

  179. Aaron StewartWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 7:03am PDT

    I’d love to see some more open parks. Places for a little bit if tranquility where you don’t have to travel all the way to Stanley park. Now that’s a great street

  180. RachelWWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 7:19am PDT

    Love to keep it green & local so all can enjoy & appreciate a relaxed atmosphere

    Car-free zone
    Daycare & green space/play area
    Benches decorated by local kids/schools
    Mom & Pop stores, local designer stores, food & street vendors
    Farmer’s market

  181. VanessaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 7:27am PDT

    A great street is one that prioritizes pedestrian’s over cars. If they can’t do that then allow the street to be closed for big events similar to Granville street.

  182. AlWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 7:39am PDT

    Great idea!!! Burnaby is a growing city.

  183. KarenWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 8:00am PDT

    An independant small sidewalk cafe with small book store attached. Bike lane, and dog friendly areas.

  184. ChristineWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 8:08am PDT

    Bakery, Farmers market, book store. Would be amazing

  185. IngridWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 8:15am PDT

    I would like to see local bakery, space for people to lounge, and a farmers market would be a bonus!

  186. richard wWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 8:33am PDT

    A local bakery would be AWESOME!

  187. StotesWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 8:48am PDT

    A community garden.

  188. BernadetteWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 9:59am PDT

    local farmer’s market!

  189. lindawwwwWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 10:05am PDT

    lots of sidewalk cafes.

  190. AnnieWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    I would love to see a yummy bakery.

  191. Jennifer M.Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 10:43am PDT

    Little local cafes with outdoor patios and maybe a bakery! Also lots of trees helps make the street look prettier.

  192. JanWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 10:49am PDT

    I agree with the comments for a farmer’s market, and I would love to see an enclosed dog park.

  193. Cyndi TWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 11:03am PDT

    I’d love to see as many local businesses (and fewer franchises) as possible

  194. SarannaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 11:10am PDT

    Benches (non-smoking ones) with green space and areas for kids to sit on the grass and play, roses / flower bed, “trees”. Sidewalk vendors. Farmer’s markets.

  195. GigiWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    Delicious street food would be awesome!

  196. AmritWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 11:36am PDT

    Local stores!

  197. DotWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 12:21pm PDT

    coffee shop with a huge patio. A wine bar with a huge patio.

  198. Joanna WuWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 12:37pm PDT

    I would like to see nature. Parks, large trees, green grass, birds, a park, some benches for old people, and an ice-cream stand. 😀

  199. anneWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 12:53pm PDT

    I think lots of plants and trees and areas for people to sit and chat or have a snack would be great!

  200. SitaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    This is great, I would love to see a car-free zone. Maybe a ‘working art gallery’ where locals can go in to work on ‘art’ and a community gallery. Definitely a nice gelato place and lots of greenery!

  201. kahhleeWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:01pm PDT

    multicultural food stands

  202. juliaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:20pm PDT

    i would love to see a green space with lots of benches for people to relax on. also, an independent coffee shop and bakery would be great!


  203. Tessa KWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:48pm PDT

    definitely free parking!

  204. RobynWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 1:56pm PDT

    Outdoor patios, live music

  205. TYWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 2:23pm PDT

    artwork in public places!!

  206. Aidan KWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    Pervious/Rubberized sidewalks!

  207. MarcelaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 2:43pm PDT

    Benches, garbage bins, bike racks, signage (urban furniture) scaled for pedestrians. Walkable streets keeping them on a human scale and with interesting places to stay, such as coffee shops, bookstores, small unique shops, etc.

  208. AimeeWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    Wide, well-lit sidewalks along small, independent boutique stores for all budgets. A handicap-friendly outdoor playground and useable greenspace with mature trees and a community vegetable garden. Outdoor artwork featuring local artists and interactive displays of local history. A public washroom. Sufficient places to lock up bikes and water dogs. Easy access to transit.

  209. jason kWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT

    Food Carts and bookstores. Bring Main to the BBY

  210. MaryWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 3:06pm PDT

    I would love to see outdoor live concerts or movies!

  211. MarthaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 3:14pm PDT

    a great market!

  212. Michelle WWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 3:16pm PDT

    Security staff 24 hours per day active in patrolling all areas

  213. lisaWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 3:16pm PDT

    some green space would be nice

  214. CeciWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 3:25pm PDT

    organic markets, unique cafes/coffee shops, lots of green landscape!

  215. chrissyWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 4:05pm PDT

    Food vendors!

  216. GaryWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 4:48pm PDT

    Car-free cobblestone streets. A bike line would also be nice.

  217. JenniferWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 6:45pm PDT

    Wide, pedestrian friendly sidewalks.

  218. CaitlinWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 8:56pm PDT

    I think a market would be really cool with independent stores and a nice cafe with a patio.

  219. E. TangWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 9:53pm PDT

    A coffee shop that’s not Starbucks. Also, wall murals or art installations would be nice to have.

  220. Sherry FWednesday, March 21st, 2012 — 10:58pm PDT

    outdoor seating for a non starbucks coffee shop so you can watch all the interesting people go by

  221. janice montroyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 9:00am PDT

    a fabulous Bakery

  222. vincentThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 9:26am PDT

    A nice place to chill with friends outdoors. Round benches.

  223. AdamThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 9:32am PDT

    a great street would have a hands on sports centre with places to meet and do healthy activities: climbing wall, treadmills etc.

  224. LynThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 9:34am PDT

    a photo cubicle where you can sit and have 4 photos taken for a few dollars.
    I’d like it to be non-profit and so the $$$ made from the photos goes to helping people with mental illness have social programs.

  225. MikeThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 9:41am PDT

    I think it’s important to support co=operatives, non- profits, who do valuable community services work. I would like to see people helping people. Free “legal services booth” sponsored by UBC legal program &/or “job centre” with help for people who need training to get jobs which pay more than the poverty line salaries. Let’s promote jobs with so people can have enough money to live.

  226. Leah PiraniThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    Green space!

  227. ManuelThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 11:21am PDT

    Green space with park benches, lined with trees, a wide bike path. Like the Central Valley Greenway.

  228. Jen GThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 11:30am PDT

    I’d love to see a few more boutiques and small businesses. It’s nice to support small businesses instead of large chain stores which are so popular these days.

  229. rinoThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    Green space!

  230. taniaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    organic markets

  231. VinceThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 12:31pm PDT

    Local produce and fair trade coffee houses!

  232. DeidreThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 12:32pm PDT

    no chain stores – just local businesses and community projects!

  233. JuliaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 12:37pm PDT

    Green space and market space!

  234. RogerThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 12:57pm PDT

    Space for Food carts!

  235. Darcy-Airbnb SuperhostThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    Free parking, garden, trees, place for a farmers market.

  236. Lori-Vancouver Airbnb SuperhostThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 1:00pm PDT

    Small coffee shops, cafe, park, free parking, benchs to sit on, cherry blossom trees, enough garbage cans but nice ones-black wrought iron, free wifi.

  237. Sarah NThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT

    A sunny spot to sit and watch the world go by!

  238. TiffanyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 1:37pm PDT

    A specialty/organic grocery store, with healthy organic baking too! 🙂

  239. REW.caThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:25pm PDT

    Low commercial rents so mom & pop shops can afford to do business there. And a hardware store. Every neighbourhood needs one.

  240. hoThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    Small boutique shops

  241. connyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    green trees, planters, benches to sit and wide sidewalks, lots of places to sit outside eg outdoor cafes, possibly a public market, local stores that sell organic produce and maybe BC food and wine products like the store they have on granville island.

  242. TaigiThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:53pm PDT

    Bakery, and a solid cafe where people can relax, preferably with some outdoor parkland that hopefully would be cared for by everyone rather then having to have the city pay for clean up. A Farmers market during the course of the year.

  243. AlexThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT

    an old school type candy store.

  244. robynThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:56pm PDT

    local not chain restaurants would be great. Lots of places to get take away food, coffee and nice bistros.

  245. Serena JMThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:56pm PDT

    I’d like to see a commuter hub for cyclists that includes a secure bike parking lot, tune-up facility, showers and gathering place. A great way to encourage green transportation in the suburbs.

  246. LeanneThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:56pm PDT

    local stores!

  247. YoshikoThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    Gourmet food carts (trucks) like downtown! (´▽`ノ~★

  248. Megan GrayThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    Lots of greenery & local stores, non-chain coffee shops!

  249. TammyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    There should be local stores, vegan stores, bakery, cafe (not starbucks), park area, music store (instruments) different cultures of food. Buskers too!

  250. EmmaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:02pm PDT

    Public space and greenery!

  251. MelThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    Cafes & restaurants with patios and open air art Galleries! Farmers markets are always great as well.

  252. EileenThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    Parks with walking trails

  253. FelipeThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT

    Pedestrian only cobblestone street, beer patios and buskers.

  254. RyanThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT

    High quality street furniture and lighting. Intriguing public art. Wide sidewalks.

  255. DanaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

    I think it should have a local coffee chain, like JJ Bean or Caffe Artigiano.

  256. Buddha GirlThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT

    A pod for street food with picnic tables and covers.

  257. EmilyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:25pm PDT

    Local boutiques! Offer a nice alternative to the shops in Metrotown while supporting local artists and vendors.

  258. Betty Di BiaseThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:27pm PDT

    Whole foods!!!

  259. MiaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 3:34pm PDT

    Musicians and Health food places!

  260. Kristie MarsdenThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 4:16pm PDT

    Mom and Pop stores and businesses like UniverCity at SFU. Support local businesses. Farmers Market too!

  261. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 4:23pm PDT

    I would love to see Pedestrian-only/car-free areas and live music.

  262. Tooth FairyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 4:27pm PDT

    Green eco friendly areas with gardens and greenery and healthy shoppers choices too for those who wish to be going more Green!
    Tweeted @toothfairycyber

  263. TinaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    A great street includes a space for people to walk and lounge. Some local shops, restaurants and food carts along the streets.

  264. Sandra battleThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 6:19pm PDT

    A bike shop rentals repairs and sales and public art.

  265. SiobhanThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 6:19pm PDT

    A cafe with a patio would be lovely!

  266. Sandra battleThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 6:20pm PDT

    A bike shop with rentals repairs and sales, and public art.

  267. MichaelThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 6:54pm PDT

    a large outdoor patio with benches, trees, food trucks, and entertainment

  268. HongThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 8:02pm PDT

    Local bakery or local farmer’s market 🙂

  269. CeciliaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    Boutique, souvenir or gift shops are surely nice to visit

  270. AmandaThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 8:05pm PDT

    Local shops and street vendors!

  271. HolyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 8:08pm PDT

    Lots of plants. A green touch is what everyone is looking for

  272. IvyThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 8:10pm PDT

    How about book stores?

  273. LauraThursday, March 22nd, 2012 — 10:42pm PDT

    I’d love to see lots of pedestrian walkways, seeing as it’s so close to the skytrain, and lots of outdoor (some covered, because it rains) seating.

  274. Gina G.Friday, March 23rd, 2012 — 8:27am PDT

    Baked goods =)

  275. DarrylFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:41am PDT

    Independent retailers & stores featuring products made in Canada or at least North America to start bringing back the manufactuing industry.

  276. SharonFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:41am PDT

    Would be awesome to see it car-free on the weekends, especially, Could even support a farmers market there 🙂

  277. Stephanie CFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:43am PDT

    Mom and pop stores, few large franchise stores/restaurants. Love neat little diners and cafes w/outdoor patios! Arts and craft shops like in Graville Island.

  278. ShaelynFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:48am PDT

    We need more places with patio’s!!

    I’d also *really* love some sort of dog bakery =)

  279. BreanneFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:50am PDT

    Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the views around me

  280. DaphneFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    Car-free environment for pedestrians to stroll and shop to nearby local stores and restaurants.

  281. MichelleFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    I would also like to see a street closure similar to Granville street where you could close off the area to cars. The. You could also have street vendors as well as shops. Kind of like a farmers market/village shopping set up!

  282. Mike LFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:28am PDT

    Bicycle friendly amenities.

  283. GregFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:36am PDT

    A space for (free) community concerts.

  284. Duncan StephenFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    I would love to see an outdoor square suitable for gathering and maybe even local theatre/music performances.

  285. shellyFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 12:45pm PDT

    public artwork!

  286. BekkiFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 7:59pm PDT

    outdoor seating for warm days

  287. KristinaFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 8:34pm PDT

    Would love to see local companies!

  288. ChristinaFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:04pm PDT

    street vendors – affordable crafts and goodies!

  289. ConnieFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:13pm PDT

    would absolutely love to see more fine dining options. small eatries, bakeries, retail stores that support local businesses. outdoor spaces for when it’s nice out or good for an evening stroll. these seems to be what burnaby lacks. I live near this area and find it’s always fast food or asian food that is abundant. not many other options. a place with a granville island type feel would be nice. bringing food carts into the area would be cool too.

  290. LindaFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:18pm PDT

    I would echo a lot of the comments here–it would be great if there were only independent small businesses here, like some cafes/coffee shops, a good bakery (with quality breads and pastries matching Terra Breads) and a local fresh produce store (something like Donald’s Market). It should be geared towards the locals and offer a place for the local community converge. The Mall doesn’t offer locals many opportunities for forging a sense of community within the Metrotown neighbourhood.

  291. Anne TaylorFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:27pm PDT

    a combo of fresh produce stands, small butchers, organic bakeries, bistros, a speakers corner, small playground, craft stalls (jams, honey, soaps etc.)

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  292. Anne TaylorFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:30pm PDT!/greeeneyedwhwom/status/183409826649473024

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  293. MarianneFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 10:12pm PDT

    small shopping outlets!

  294. RoFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 10:14pm PDT

    Farmer’s market!

  295. Steph :)Saturday, March 24th, 2012 — 12:16am PDT

    An afternoon tea place! There isn’t one in Burnaby as far as I know.

  296. Debbie FSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 9:07am PDT

    Rest areas.

  297. GailSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 10:01am PDT

    Make room for a Farmer’s Market!

  298. BonnieSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 11:28am PDT

    A good bookstore and a nice patio cafe would be a must on a Great Street.

  299. shelaineSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 3:02pm PDT

    patio restaurants!

  300. Dianne ChowSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:32pm PDT

    Every great street begs for a French bakery with great coffee and pastries

  301. PuckSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    Parks and green space alongside retail. Definitely!

  302. IzSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:37pm PDT

    Outdoor spaces where events like concerts can be held at!

  303. BrittanySunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

    A vote a bakery !

  304. KateSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:49pm PDT

    I would love to see a bakery, independant coffee shops and a nice pub to hang out in.

  305. KarenSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:54pm PDT

    Sculptures from local artists.

  306. jason tokarykSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:57pm PDT

    A bakery\bistro,lots of little boutique style shops

  307. LynnSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 2:16pm PDT

    Kind of different, but a capsule hotel would be really cool- they have it in Japan for people to have a place where they can have a short nap or rest area during the day 😛

  308. CourtneySunday, March 25th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    I would like to see local music artists incorporated somehow!

  309. Emily HSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 8:35pm PDT

    I think a farmer’s market would be awesome!

  310. CGSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 11:38pm PDT

    Would love to see a dog-friendly patio/terrace for a place where we can enjoy a coffee or an ice cream and not have to leave the dogs in the car!

  311. AlbieMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 6:59am PDT

    Great idea, a place for people walk outside.

  312. LesleyMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 9:03am PDT

    It would be great to see this street be the equivalent of downtown’s Granville Street!

  313. AlexMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 9:34am PDT

    Less cars and pedestrian only areas

  314. LaiMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 9:56am PDT

    Street vendors definitely. Instead of just being in downtown Vancouver, burnaby should have an area w it too

  315. MaryMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT

    street cars, that would be cool

  316. KatyMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 10:55am PDT

    Sounds great! Must investigate… Like the streetcars idea

  317. Lindsay NoyesMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 10:55am PDT

    Pedestrian only areas and street vendors

  318. GinaMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 11:04am PDT

    Street vendors would be a great idea

  319. PriscillaMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 11:26am PDT

    Would love to see Trader Joes!

  320. Lumen photoMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 12:16pm PDT

    A good place to shop on Mondays ~ how about an outdoor performance venue?

  321. VickyMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 12:23pm PDT

    Local farmer’s Market, fresh fruit, veggies and crafts, love those

  322. AndrewMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 12:41pm PDT

    I would love to see lights in every tree.

  323. EvanMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 1:13pm PDT

    Free parking in the region would be very beneficial given how busy & popular the region is √

  324. DeeMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT

    Independent and multicultural restaurants!

  325. NomfundoMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 2:14pm PDT

    I would like to see more local designer and or shops

  326. BelMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    I would like to see cool restaurants and independent retail stores that are not franchised.

  327. PepperMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 3:26pm PDT

    Various garbage containers painted by local artists!

  328. LindseyMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 11:20pm PDT

    Food carts and local shops!

  329. RayMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 11:26pm PDT

    Local boutique style shops especially food places too.

  330. Teresa KTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 6:53am PDT


  331. JeremyTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:06am PDT

    would love to see it become the foodie destination for the city of Burnaby!

  332. Ellis LTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:12am PDT

    A great coffeeshop with fantastic chocolates and patisserie – i.e. mashup of Nelson Seagull + Beta5 + Thomas Haas

  333. MaryanneTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:19am PDT

    Food carts!

  334. WesleyTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:23am PDT

    Open air, pedestrian mainly areas !

  335. RheaTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:25am PDT

    Cafes with outdoor seating, pedestrian only areas, water fountain with seating around for people to relax, play area for the kids

  336. LexiaTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:31am PDT

    I would love to see my idea come to life, for the longest time now I’ve been thinking of a way to help out the low income/ everyday people in Vancouver/Burnaby with a community garden, now this is NOT your average garden. I am hoping to put these gardens in the round abouts used to slow traffic… I think if these round abouts had pretty flowers and veggies for people to pick the hunger problem could possibly decrease here in the lowermainland… if you could help me get this started that would be GREAT!!

  337. TracyTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:33am PDT

    A nice little dog-friendly cafe!

  338. Archana AggarwalTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:33am PDT

    A fancy tea place where you can go for high tea!

  339. JessicaTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:38am PDT

    A beautiful tea and pastry shop for those sunny summer days!

  340. AndrewTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    For a “Great Street”, I would like to see people and activity. A green place for family, kids, and friends to hang out. There should be some shops and restaurants. Food carts on the street would be a great idea too.

  341. NikkiTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

    To me, a new mom, a great street needs to accommodate everyone. I love the idea of integrating all modes of travellers and access to amenities and stores, but too often you go places with your stroller and it feels like an obstacle course. It would be awesome to have enough space that we can all enjoy the new amenities without getting in each other’s way. (And this is in support of wheelchair-bound folks as well!)

  342. NoelTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 11:15am PDT

    Would be great for Shopping!

  343. TiffanyTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 11:23am PDT

    It would be nice to have supermarkets, recreational centres or fast food/ fancy restaurants there!

  344. Jo DunlopTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 3:31pm PDT

    Local atists and artisan shop. Culture Culture

  345. Shamus CromartyWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 8:17pm PDT

    Great little bakery and good coffee shop.

  346. NicolaThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

    It would be great to have a european inspired plaza where cafe’s and restaurants can have areas on the street, public benches placed around, an area for an out door market, busker areas and ofcourse some kind of water and garden feature. I love the idea of a rose garden as these have the most wonderful smells and is a pleasant place to come and sit and think (wheelchair accessible ofcourse). Something to make this a community space aswell as a shopping space. Ofcourse this would mean it would have to be a pedestrian zone.

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