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THE EVOLUTION OF AN ICON

NEW GROWTH FOR A BUILDING WITH A RICH HISTORY

Creating a Shared Vision for a Historic Landmark and a New Energy for Downtown Vancouver

With a proud history, the Bay Building represents many facets of Vancouver’s storied past. Our plan focuses on a new beginning that serves the needs of today’s community by transforming the iconic retail experience while restoring and contributing to the building’s architectural character.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

We acknowledge that the Bay Building at 674 Granville Street rests on the traditional and unceded lands of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

For 351 years, HBC and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples have shared a complicated and sometimes difficult history. Today, HBC acknowledges its history and is committed to actively working toward reconciliation.

We see this as an opportunity for sincere and meaningful engagement with First Nations and to walk a path together for a shared tomorrow.

SUPPORTING BUSINESS RESILIENCE

HBC believes in the future of downtown Vancouver, and this redevelopment will contribute to the long-term health of the city through the creation of office jobs and the retention of retail space.

OVER $50 MILLION ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SPENDING IS EXPECTED IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

11,500 ONGOING JOBS WILL BE CREATED IN THE RETAIL, TECH, FINANCE AND INSURANCE INDUSTRIES

$2.249 BILLION IN ANNUAL ONGOING ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH COLUMBIA

Get Involved and Let Us Know Your Thoughts

We welcome community feedback and will provide several opportunities for the public to learn more about this project.

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Schematic proposal

Sustainable Development as Our Guide

The proposed plan for the Bay Building incorporates sustainability features that will serve Vancouver’s goals into the future and that align with strategic growth and sustainability plans defined by the Vancouver community. Our focus is on serving the community’s needs, revitalizing the public realm, and driving growth—all while designing in accordance with the standards and needs of tomorrow’s modern urban hub.

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Roof Garden View

The Team Reimagining the Bay Building

We believe authentic development draws inspiration from many voices, respects its environment, and encourages prosperity. First Nations, the Vancouver community, and each of its representatives will steer the revitalization of 674 Granville while Streetworks Development, the real estate development division of HBC Properties and Investments, will guide and implement it.

About our team

The Bay Building Aerial view