The city of Vancouver is looking at moving the Pigeon street market to Powell and Jackson.
The city’s Managing director of social policies, Maryclare Zak says the proposed location would be safer for vendors.
“VPD has recommended that the market operate in a fenced site so that it can be more secure and better protect people from issues related to stolen property.”
Downtown east side street market coordinator Rolland Clark says they are excited about the idea because it’s a much bigger space but some vendors were feeling uneasy.
“They were a little concerned about whether the customers would go there because Pigeon park is such a great location and we do get a lot of tourist traffic there.”
If the proposal goes through, the market will be allowed to be open 3 days a week, something Clark says will help vendors earn even more.
The city is proposing the move on June 10.