TOKW: City of Richmond Activities

Engineering & Public Works

Planning and design of the City's built environment and the construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure are key components to developing a world-class city and maintaining a livable environment for its citizens. The City annually renews and upgrades infrastructure throughout Richmond to ensure the safety and quality of life of residents is consistently increased. This includes watermain, drainage and roadway improvements, as well as cycling and pedestrian facilities, traffic calming and traffic signal projects.

City Buildings

The Capital Buildings Project Development department is responsible for the planning, design development and construction of both new and existing Community, Corporate and Operations building infrastructure. This infrastructure includes Community Centres (Arenas, Pools, Libraries, Theatres, Heritage and Museums); Community Safety Buildings (Police, Courts and Fire Rescue); Corporate (City Hall, Public Works Yard); and Operations (Workshops, Garage, Stores, Pump Stations).

Richmond Civic Public Art Program

The City of Richmond works in partnership and association with local cultural organizations, artists and local residents to help sustain and develop cultural heritage and individual expression as well as provide a wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities to residents and visitors. Richmond is home to Metro Vancouver’s largest theatre company, the Gateway Theatre; one of the region’s most vital contemporary art galleries, the Richmond Art Gallery; and several captivating historic sites, properties and museums that pay tribute to Richmond’s heritage as a key salmon canning, boat-making and farming hub in British Columbia.


Under the direction of Richmond City Council, the overall mandate of the Transportation Department is to provide the most efficient, effective and safe service to enhance the mobility of people and goods in Richmond by establishing the planning and design policies that help shape the transportation system of the City. These policies include the planning and functional design of the City's transportation infrastructure of roads, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and transit amenities, as well as traffic operation controls such as traffic signals and signage, on-street parking, traffic calming measures, and development access.