Chinatown · History · urban design · Vancouver

Pender & Columbia, Chinatown, Vancouver

Looking north on Columbia Street in the early 1980s. Con’s now has an extra storey on top and the Ho Ho restaurant sign, long gone, is just visible on the right. The new sidewalks, part of the beautification scheme have been laid but the overhead wires are still in place, and the Ginkgo trees have… Continue reading Pender & Columbia, Chinatown, Vancouver

History · urban design · Vancouver

439 Powell Celebration

  Dear family, friends and supporters, Friends of 439 invites you to celebrate new beginnings and the Year of the Horse by joining us, along with members of the Ming Sun Benevolent Society, in re-creating the above photograph. We will take a multi-community, multi-generational photo to honour the building’s 125 years of history, the families and… Continue reading 439 Powell Celebration


Celebrating the Opening of Stanley Park

The ‘Vancouver Park’ Dedicated. Vancouver, B. C, September 27th There was a general holiday here to-day on the occasion of opening the public park, a magnificent domain of 1100 acres, in the western part of the city, on the shore of the inlet and gulf. A procession went from the City Hall to the park, where the Mayor of Vancouver, the Provincial… Continue reading Celebrating the Opening of Stanley Park