Adaptive Re-Use through “Loft-Style Living”

With tall ceilings, open floor plans and often large windows it is not hard to see why people are drawn to loft-style apartments. The... Read More

A Made-in-Vancouver Experience: The Vancouver Special

“There’s a shared sense of experience that comes from living in a Vancouver Special that’s uniquely Vancouver and that cuts across so... Read More

The Story Behind a 1924 Vancouver Photograph

One of my favourite characters in Sensational Vancouver is Detective Joe Ricci who joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1912. Joe... Read More

Video Vancouver: To Build a Better City (1964)

A 1964 City of Vancouver/CMHC film There was a time when old poor neighbourhoods were considered an urban blight and needed to be... Read More

Main Streets: At the Heart of Vancouver’s Communities

Main streets enliven downtowns everywhere. The mix of public spaces with a diverse array of heritage buildings and new developments... Read More

EVENT: Sensational Vancouver at Lynn Valley Library

WHEN: February 11, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver ADMISSION: Register for this free... Read More

EVENTS – Restoring Community: Documentary and Discussion of Sustainability, Heritage and Community

WHEN: Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 – 8 pm WHERE: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street ADMISSION: Tickets $12/ $8 with valid student ID... Read More

Our Missing Heritage: What were we thinking? – Part 3

I came across this photo of downtown Vancouver in 1924 while I was playing on the Vancouver Archive’s site recently. It took me... Read More

Our Missing Heritage – What were we thinking? Part Two

The Marine Building is one of Vancouver’s most treasured buildings, a gorgeous example of Art Deco. So why did we destroy our other... Read More

EVENT: Vancouver Historical Society Christmas Book Sale, Nov. 27

Vancouver Historical Society’s Christmas book sale DATE: Thursday, November 27 TIME: Starts at 6:30pm, speaker at 7:30pm LOCATION... Read More