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Posted July 20, 2015

All forms of lawn sprinkling using treated drinking water are further curtailed. See the At A Glance Guide to know what type of water use is restricted under Metro Vancouver's Water Shortage Response Plan Stage 3 and is enforced by the City of Burnaby. Learn more »

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Citizens' Plaza Pavers

An Important Location in Our City

Using personalized paving stones, the plaza recognizes and honours individuals, groups and businesses that make our community the very special place it is. It is a creative commemoration to local people's and business' distinctive connections to Burnaby. The plaza features 2,001 paving stones, more than 600 of which are now personalized. Each one honours a very special person or community memory. Every personalized paver in the plaza is an important link to our City’s proud heritage and the individuals, businesses, organizations and events that have contributed to Burnaby’s growth and our tremendous sense of place and pride.

Citizens' Plaza was created in 2001 by Mayor Doug Drummond. It was created to celebrate the Millennium and the City of Burnaby while also raising funds to benefit registered charities and non-profit organizations located in Burnaby. To create the Plaza, the courtyard at Burnaby City Hall was renovated to become a place of special community interest. Together, the 2,001 pavers function as community collage or quilt. They serve as a reminder to all of us about how to build a truly great city.

Citizens PLaza Pavers

Purchase a Personalized Paver for Citizens' Plaza and Raise Funds for Local Registered Charities and Non-Profit Groups

Each individual concrete paver measures approximately nine inches square and costs $100 (with $50 covering production costs and $50 going to the local registered charity or non-profit group of your choice). Up to five lines of suitable text, with up to 18 characters on each line, can be used to tell your story. With a paver, you can:

  • Honour a friend, relative, organization or someone admired
  • Share a brief quotation of special words of inspiration
  • Remember a loved one who has fond memories of Burnaby
  • Commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of a Burnaby business
  • Display your family or organization's name, simply because it has a memorable connection to Burnaby

Who's involved in the Purchase of Citizens' Plaza Personalized Pavers?

Individuals, families, neighbours, club members, sports teams, service organizations, classmates, co-workers and businesses are all invited to contribute memorable, celebratory messages to Citizens' Plaza.

Pavers are still available for purchase from the City.

Contact Us

Planning Department
planning@burnaby.ca
Phone: 604 294-7400
Fax: 604 294-7220
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2

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