Every day the Vancouver skyline seems to change, with new glass walls rising above the rooftops of previous generations. It’s not often that a whole tower is taken down though, and entirely replaced with another. That’s what happened to the Georgia Medical-Dental Building in 1989, when the 17-storey tower was razed and the 23-storey Cathedral […]
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Vancouver’s skyline is constantly evolving and while we still have some heritage gems, like the beloved Marine Building or Dominion Building, all that remains of some fantastic, extinct, architectural structures can fit in the palm of your hand. RENEW Gallery’s “Period Lighting and Decorative Accessories” collection contains some of these artifacts, which are being featured […]
Waterfront Station is a transportation hub in Downtown Vancouver that connects the West Coast Express, Canada Line SkyTrain, Expo Line SkyTrain, SeaBus, and buses outside on Cordova that run all over the city. The current station building was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1914 and is the third station to stand at that […]
It’s surprising how much I remember about Expo 86, given that I was only 6 years old when the World Exposition on Transportation and Communication took over Vancouver from May until October in 1986. I remember going to Guildford Mall to get our family photos taken for our season passes. I had found something to […]
There are only a few dozen public buildings in Vancouver that have celebrated a centennial but in just a few years the Pacific Central Station will join the list. Built when False Creek was first being filled in, this Neoclassical Revival building has served as a train station since 1919, and a bus station since […]
Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened throughout the month of March in Vancouver history: Property damage caused by the explosion. Archives# CVA 586-3598. Photographer: Don Coltman. March 6, 1945 “If you were here on March 6, 1945 you will remember the […]
Browsing the City of Vancouver Archives, I am often searching for a building, a place, or a theme related to how much Vancouver has changed over the years. Lately I’ve been focusing a bit more on the people of Vancouver who walked in Stanley Park, went to parties in the Hotel Vancouver ballroom, and who […]