The former bus depot site, with 11,800 square metres of space, will host Olympic and Paralympic sport and culture programming. This location, in the heart of downtown Vancouver and next to the Stadium SkyTrain station, is bordered by Dunsmuir Street to the north, West Georgia Street to the south, Cambie Street to the west and Beatty Street to the east.
LiveCity Downtown is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre complex, one of the primary sites for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, and is minutes away from both BC Place Stadium (site of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies) and General Motors Place (the Olympic hockey venue).
LiveCity Downtown will continue throughout the 2010 Paralympic Games with a full slate of entertainment and big screen-based events.
LiveCity Downtown will host thousands of people daily and will be open during both the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (February 13 – 28, 2010, daily 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.) and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (March 12 – 14 and March 18 – 21, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), along with a pre-Games kick-off event in early February 2010. Preparation of the site will begin in mid-2009.