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Archive of posts tagged "downtown"

Vancouver Basic Tips and Etiquette Inspired by NYC

April 17th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A series of clever animations, Do We Need To Be Touching, was created by Nathan W. Pyle to illustrate basic etiquette and tips for navigating New York City. It’s a rather long list but some helpful panels can also be applied to Vancouver (transit, busy downtown streets, etc.) so I have plucked them out for […]

PappaRoti on Robson

April 11th, 2014 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When the PappaRoti signs when up on the corner of Robson and Nicola I’m certain that many in the West End (myself included) opened up a browser to search the term, curious to see what would finally occupy the long-vacant space. As a neighbourhood resident for the better part of the last decade, I was […]

VIVA Vancouver Robson Redux: Entries

April 4th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this year there was a call out for design ideas for this summer’s Robson Redux that will close Robson to traffic between Howe and Hornby, engaging those who pass by. 2011. Photo credit: Maurice Li & Maurice Li on Flickr 2012. Photo credit: Ruth and Dave & Jason Gallant on Flickr 78 entries have […]

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1974

March 27th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are celebrating 40 years of Whitecaps soccer in this city, promoting previous team members, traditions, and the beloved “White is the Colour” chant, heard best when coming from a record player. In honour of this anniversary, I have put together a collection of Vancouver photos from May-August of 1974, when the Whitecaps […]

PHOTOS: Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks

March 17th, 2014 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In February it was announced that we would get a 745-foot aerial sculpture along Vancouver’s waterfront for TED. “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” went up last week, was illuminated on Friday night, and now we have just a few more days to take in its display. Made from soft fibers, this sculpture installation will be […]

Cheap Parking in Downtown Vancouver

March 13th, 2014 @ 4:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today the CBC launched a very handy map, one that shows where the best (and worst) parking deals are located in Downtown Vancouver. Source: CBC Vancouver The Google Map shows meter parking as well as city-run EasyPark lots, where you might find a better deal parking in a lot than a nearby meter — or […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Oscar’s Steakhouse in Vancouver

February 28th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Academy Awards (Oscars) are taking place on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and when I was browsing the City of Vancouver Archives recently, I found the iconic statuette in a most unusual place: perched outside a building on Burrard and Georgia. Zoomed in. May 1955: Photograph by Walter E. Frost. Archives# CVA 447-330 Oscar’s Steakhouse […]

VOKRA Oscar Party at the Morrissey

February 26th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (“VOKRA”) is hosting their 3rd annual Oscar Party at the Morrissey on Sunday. VOKRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing cats around the Lower Mainland and placing them in foster homes, covering costs and providing support. Their Oscar parties combine a red carpet experience with an evening of […]