Jak King has lived on Commercial Drive for more than twenty years. Now retired, he has devoted many years to the study of the Drive’s retail, social, architectural and political history. He has published two books on the subject, with two further studies in preparation.

Book Talk: ‘Battleground: Grandview’ by Jak King

A conversation between author/historian/activist Jak King and architect/urban designer Scot Hein, recorded via Zoom on March 4, 2021... Read More

Power, Energy, Change & Continuity

Yesterday was the first day of Heritage Week, and in BC, the theme is Power and Energy. In celebration, thereof, I offer this 1950... Read More

100 Years Ago Today: Grandview Theatre Opens

On February 12th, 1912, Thomas Shiels opened the Grandview Theatre movie house at 1712 Commercial. It is the white-arched building... Read More