The Vancouver Art Gallery is housed in a neo-classical courthouse at the heart of Vancouver’s downtown. Its large stone staircases to either side of the building have long been used as a setting for events, protests, and gatherings. The plaza to northern side of the historical building is the heart of civil assembly in Vancouver. In 2013, the city unveiled renovation plans to enhance the safety and utility of the plaza. When the upgrades were finished, the square was renamed “šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square.” The new name is takes from the languages of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsliel-Waututh nations, and refers to a place of cultural gathering.
Vancouver Art Gallery and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square
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