THE ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD | Getting To Know Vancouver’s “Craftsman” House Style

THE ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD | Getting To Know Vancouver’s “Craftsman” House Style

Vancouver’s architecture is often difficult to distinguish as many of its homes are adaptations or amalgamations of more recognized styles. By cataloguing them, we gain an understanding of our homes and neighbourhoods, which gives us all a sense of pride

YOU SHOULD KNOW: The History Of The City’s Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood

YOU SHOULD KNOW: The History Of The City’s Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood

colour photos by: Martin Knowles by Stevie Wilson | When we hear the term “Grandview” we typically think of The Drive, cheap pizza joints, and the transit circus known as the Commercial-Broadway Station. With a geographical reach stretching all the

VANCOUVER DETAIL #279: The Sculpture At The Top Of Century House On Richards

VANCOUVER DETAIL #279: The Sculpture At The Top Of Century House On Richards

Even in the fog it’s easy to make out the sculpture on the top of the old Beaux-Arts building at 432 Richards Street. From a distance it might look like two beavers spraying clouds of musk on your second to

YOU SHOULD KNOW: How Its Tiki Tacky History Makes “The Waldorf” Worth Saving

YOU SHOULD KNOW: How Its Tiki Tacky History Makes “The Waldorf” Worth Saving

by Stevie Wilson | January 24th will mark The Waldorf Hotel’s 64th birthday. In light of the recent sale of the property to condo developers, it’s uncertain as to whether this particular milestone will be celebrated by Vancouverites. But thanks to an

YOU SHOULD KNOW: The Fishy History Of 611 Alexander On The Downtown Eastside

YOU SHOULD KNOW: The Fishy History Of 611 Alexander On The Downtown Eastside

by Stevie Wilson | Nestled near the end of Railtown’s industrial promenade, the modern steel and glass elevator installation at 611 Alexander suggests the building hasn’t been in place for more than a few decades. Its contemporary facade, however, is

CITY BRIEFS: On Dwarfing A Sugar Baron’s Heritage Mansion With Development Folly

CITY BRIEFS: On Dwarfing A Sugar Baron’s Heritage Mansion With Development Folly

by Ellen Johnston | Last December I wrote an article that looked into the origins of Vancouver street names, focusing on the “who” and the “where” that have defined us as a city. But what I neglected to mention is

YOU SHOULD KNOW: About The History Of Sunrise Market On The Downtown Eastside

YOU SHOULD KNOW: About The History Of Sunrise Market On The Downtown Eastside

by Stevie Wilson | Situated on the corner of Powell and Gore in Nihonmachi, the Japanese name for the Powell Street area, Sunrise Market and its neighbours offer a complex narrative that blends modern and historical identities to produce one

YOU SHOULD KNOW: About The History (And Controversy) Of North Van’s Air Raid Siren

YOU SHOULD KNOW: About The History (And Controversy) Of North Van’s Air Raid Siren

by Stevie Wilson | Contemporary Canadian notions of the Cold War often conjure up images of stern-voiced American politicians, missile crises, and foreign-language propaganda posters of impending doom (we know it’s Russian because they have those backwards Rs). Indeed, despite

YOU SHOULD KNOW: About Vancouver’s Weird Relationship With Neon & Lit Signage

YOU SHOULD KNOW: About Vancouver’s Weird Relationship With Neon & Lit Signage

by Stevie Wilson | In the wake of Vancouver council’s recent protest against the ridiculously bright advertisements adorning BC Place, I’d like to make mention of the Museum Of Vancouver’s fantastic exhibit highlighting Vancouver’s ‘complicated’ relationship with lit signage. Neon Vancouver/Ugly

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