“Looks like we’re finally going to bring some love to Vancouver.”
It appears the Vancouver Park Board has decided on a location for a love lock sculpture in the city.
Commissioner John Coupar says after consultations , staff found Queen Elizabeth Park was the recommended location.
“I can’t speak for the board but I think generally there’s support for finding a location within the park system that allows people to express their love and maybe build something that’s safe and isn’t going to be a problem somewhere else in the city. I think it’s quite a positive initiative.”
The next step?
“We would engage a designer and artist to design and build the love lock sculpture. I would say we’re probably six to nine months away before we see an actual structure” says Coupar.
The board launched a survey in August asking Vancouverites to vote on an ideal location after city engineers removed locks from the Burrard Bridge and Plaza of Nations, citing safety concerns
The other locations were Kits Beach and English Bay but after public consultations, Coupar says it was determined Queen E was most ideal.