The Industrial Concierge Service is addressing industrial space challenges in Vancouver by activating underutilized industrial spaces and simplifying the space sharing process for industrial operators.
Identify Underutilized Spaces
Find Complementary Businesses
Make Some Matches
Facilitate Space Sharing
Industrial land is dwindling; industrial businesses are displaced. Yet, industrial land is underused. The Activate Program identifies underused spaces – in the Flats, DTES and other industrially zoned areas – with the potential to be transformed into affordable spaces suitable for those businesses at risk of being displaced. The objective is to provide relief to the social enterprises and entrepreneurs that contribute to the City’s economic, social, cultural and environmental goals, while giving them a place to launch and test their creative projects or businesses. The program aims to do this by helping landowners, businesses and City staff work collaboratively to retrofit, permit and fund affordable space projects.