Jim Deva commemorative plaza a step closer after West End consultation

A city consultation with West End residents and businesses has found strong support for a commemorative park or plaza to honour Jim Deva, the gay rights advocate and neighbourhood leader whose sudden death last year shocked the city.

As many expected, the community would like to see Deva honoured with a small park at Bute and Davie, the site of the “Heart of Davie” public space created last year as a pilot project. City planner Kevin McNaney set out the results of the consultation and next steps in a memo to council released earlier today.