Madeleine de Trenqualye is a freelance historical researcher who has worked for Parks Canada, the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. She has an M.A. in history from McGill University.

The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

When experts try to explain how Vancouver’s history has impacted its housing crisis, they often point to Expo 86 as ground zero. But... Read More

What does the future hold for Vancouver’s Chinatown?

In 2014, the City of Vancouver announced a three-year, $2.5 million grant program to provide critical upgrades to Chinatown’s historic... Read More

Selling Bread to Housewives in the 1920s

On a sunny day in East Vancouver in 2011, the new owners of a 1922 building were renovating the ground floor into what is today the... Read More

The City Before the City: “Righting History” in c̓əsnaʔəm

A public controversy erupted in 2012 when ancestral remains were unearthed during the pre-construction of a condo development on... Read More

Vaudeville Vancouver: An Interview with Tom Carter

For Tom Carter – an artist and entertainment historian with a penchant for Vancouver’s lost theatre district – an essential... Read More