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Expo Gardens by Canadian Metropolitan Properties – Plans, Availability, Prices

Expo Gardens by Canadian Metropolitan Properties – Plans, Availability, Prices

    At a Glance

    • located at 750 Pacific Boulevard
    • 3 terraced buildings of up to 30 storeys
    • 1,648+ condominiums + 380 social housing units
    • 400,000 sq ft of commercial space
    • 34,000-sq-ft community centre & daycare
    • 30,000-sq-ft 400-seat ice rink
    • 17,000-sq-ft music venue
    • next to False Creek seawall
    • short walk to BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, SkyTrain

    Closeup of the west side of the phase 1 building showing view looking south to False Creek.

    Merging Landscape & Architecture

    Coming soon to Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek neighbourhood, Expo Gardens is a highly-anticipated master-planned community by Canadian Metropolitan Properties. Located on the former 10.28-acre site of the Expo 86 British Columbia Pavilion, this new mixed-use waterfront neighborhood will become an integral part of an events & entertainment district that includes BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena. It consists of three terraced buildings of up to 30 storeys that will offer a mixture of condominiums, social housing, retail & office space, and civic amenities. Ground-level cafés, restaurants, and shops will occupy building frontages, with retail anchors at the corners of each block along Pacific Boulevard. The second to fifth floors of the buildings will have larger commercial units and office space. Events and performances can be held at two large public plazas. Along the shore, decks, restaurants, two public docks, and the seawall will encourage more active use of the waterfront.

    Situated at the southeast edge of Downtown Vancouver, Expo Gardens is within comfortable walking distance to the central business district, trendy Yaletown, and historical Gastown and Chinatown. Major concerts and sporting events are conveniently found across the street at BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena, as well as games of chance at the Parq Vancouver Casino Resort. Block B, which will be constructed in Phase 2, will have a civic centre with even more leisure and recreational amenities. It features an ice rink, a music presentation centre, a 69-space daycare, and a community centre. Grocery shopping is just a short walk up Abbot Street to T&T Supermarket, where across the street at International Village you can also catch the latest blockbusters at the Cineplex Odeon Cinemas. With the seawall on your doorstep, you can stroll, jog, or cycle along False Creek and English Bay between Kits Beach and Stanley Park. Alternatively, hop on the Aquabus to Granville Island at the Plaza of Nations dock right in front. For connections to Burnaby, Richmond, and YVR, the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station is an 8-minute walk away.

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    Floor Plans for Expo Gardens
    The exterior is intended to resemble "urban mountains" with landscaping such as terraces and green roofs.

    Block A, the first phase, will consist of 648 condominiums. A variety of floorplans will be available from studios to 3-bedroom suites. At least 25% of homes will be 2-bedroom units and at least 10% will have three bedrooms. Residents will enjoy stunning views of the city and False Creek to the south.

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    Amenities at Expo Gardens
    The lower levels of the three buildings facing the waterside public spaces and the central plaza will consist of restaurant and retail spaces that are envisioned to form part of a Northeast False Creek entertainment district.

    Block B, the northeast building that will be built in the second phase of the development, will feature civic facilities that include a 20,000-sq-ft ground level music venue, a 50,000-sq-ft community centre spread over four levels, a 21,000-sq-ft ice rink with 390 grandstand seats, and a 69-space daycare with a rooftop play space.

    A semi-covered plaza between Block A and Block B lined by restaurants, patios, and shops.

    Between Block A and Block B, situated along a central axis extending from BC Place to the seawall, is a partially-covered central plaza. Lined with shops, restaurants, and patio seating, this tree-lined pedestrian corridor can also function as an all-season event space.

    South of the central plaza on the west side of Block C, a grand staircase will provide public access to a roof deck for views over False Creek. An adjacent waterfront plaza, with steps leading into the water, offers an open-air space to host events with potential for setting a floating stage in the water. The seawall will continue to extend through the Plaza of Nations, from Coopers Quay to Georgia Plaza, for cyclists and pedestrians. Two public wharves, a variety of decks, and two small-scale floating restaurants will also contribute to increasing public activity on the water.

    Parking and Storage
    Vehicle parking and bicycle storage will be accommodated in a garage with five underground levels.

    Developer Team for Expo Gardens
    Property owner, Canadian Metropolitan Properties, commissioned award-winning James K.M. Cheng Architects and KPMB Architects to design the overall development concept and master plan. Francl Architecture was chosen to refine the design for Phase 1.

    James K.M. Cheng Architects is a collaborative architecture & urban design practice that prides itself on creating meaningful and dynamic built environments. Based in Vancouver, the firm is recognized for its pioneering contribution to West Coast architecture and city building. Founded by James Cheng in 1978, the 30-person practice has grown to specialize in a variety of scales with a strong emphasis on the integration of urban, landscape, architectural, and interior design. Their portfolio includes local and international master planning, as well as residential, commercial, and institutional projects. James KM Cheng Architects has been recognized with some of Canada’s most prestigious awards, which include the Order of Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Governor General’s Medal.

    Established in 1987, KPMB Architects is an internationally-recognized architectural practice based in Toronto. Their wide-ranging work has earned over 400 respected awards, including 18 Governor General’s Medals. Founding partners Bruce Kuwabara, Marianne McKenna, and Shirley Blumberg, have all received the Order of Canada for their personal achievements and for KPMB’s collective contributions to improving people’s lives through the built environment. As a full-service practice, KPMB provides expertise in building design, interior design, master planning, workplace strategy, project management, stakeholder engagement, and sustainable design. The firm has designed and delivered projects totalling more than 31 million sq ft in a broad range of sectors.

    Over the past 30 years, Francl Architecture has established a strong track record of efficient and elegant projects that are attuned to the unique social and physical textures of the City of Vancouver. Led by principals Walter Francl and Stefan Aepli, most of the firm’s work is located within the City of Vancouver itself. This gives the firm an intimate knowledge of the evolution of the civic fabric and an awareness of its potentials. Francl Architecture has completed projects certified to a LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver levels. Their past work includes Fifteen Fifteen, Fiorella, Fraser Commons, and The Residences at Nobel Park.

    The development will be built in three phases with completion in approximately 10 years.

    Expected Completion for Expo Gardens
    Construction is to be undertaken in three phases which are expected to take 10 or more years to complete from the date of approval.

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