Former Vancouver Mayor Recieves City’s Highest Honour

July 13, 2010

On July 6th, former Vancouver Mayor, Art Phillips received the Freedom of the City Award. Under Mayor Phillips, the City of Vancouver adopted socially and environmentally progressive policies that laid out the foundation for what is today one of the most livable cities in the world. Mayor Phillips and his party rejected the plan to build a freeway into downtown, saved Strathcona, Vancouver’s most significant cultural and architectual neighbourhood, and created South False Creek, an area of abundant parkland and mixed income housing, featuring the largest piece of the city’s co-op housing stock. Read the full story in the Vancouver Sun