Construction to expand the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Surgical Centre at VGH is on schedule and we can look forward to opening our new perioperative suite in January 2021. To support this work, a crane will be installed Thanksgiving weekend — October 11 to 14 — resulting in full closure of the Diamond Centre parkade and Laurel Street.
The parkade and road closures will be in effect from Friday, October 11, at 5 pm to Monday, October 14, at 7 pm.
Laurel Street will be closed from 10th to 12th Avenue. The Diamond Centre parkade and drop-off/pick-up loop will be inaccessible during the road closure.
The Diamond Centre parkade will be closed and inaccessible from 5 pm Friday, October 11, to 7 pm Monday, October 14. There will be no in or out privileges to park or access vehicles or bicycles during the parkade's closure.
Those with valid Diamond Centre parking passes can use their passes at the VGH 12th Avenue parkade. Collect a ticket when entering and show your Diamond Centre parking pass (stall hanger or access card) with the ticket when exiting.
Several public parkades are available near VGH; these options can be viewed on the VGH Construction webpage here.
The Diamond Centre parkade's bike cage will be closed and inaccessible from 5 pm Friday, October 11, to 7 pm, Monday, October 14. There will be no in or out privileges to park or access bikes during the parkade's closure.
The west sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians the full length of Laurel Street between 10th and 12th Avenues. For everyone's safety, we ask cyclists to walk their bikes should they choose to use the west sidewalk to travel between 10th and 12th.
The Laurel Street entrance to Jim Pattison Pavilion will be accessible during the road closure. Access to the Diamond Centre & Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre will be maintained for those with the appropriate security access badge.
Please refer to the map below depicting the Laurel Street closure in effect at 5 pm Friday, October 11. Traffic control flaggers will be onsite to help with directions.
Thank you for your understanding as we build the future of surgery at VGH.
During the Thanksgiving weekend closure, drivers and cyclists will be unable to enter or exit the Diamond Centre parkade.