Thank You!

HOTC2015 Poster EVG_smA huge shout out of thanks to everyone for the great success of this year’s 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival. This year’s festival featured 150 events, a 25% increase over last year, and hundreds of local residents and artists telling the stories, hopes, dreams and issues of our community. It is a privilege and an honour to be able to work with you all. A special shout out to the Festival team! And to all our community partners, over fifty all told. The festival is strong because of the web of relationships, collaboration and partnership we have created together.  Thank you one and all!

If you missed some of this year’s events, or want to relive the ones you attended, our Schedule-at-a-Glance page includes links to photo and video coverage of almost 50 of this year’s events, courtesy of our friends at AHA MEDIA.

Next year’s Festival, under the theme of ‘Living on Shared Territory’, will take place October 29 to November 9, 2016 throughout the Downtown Eastside. We also look forward to presenting Festival events next year at our new home in the Woodward’s building.




The Heart of the City Festival gratefully acknowledges the financial and in-kind support of our 2015 Festival partners and sponsors.

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