EVENT: Vancouver Vanishes Book Launch and Discussion, Nov. 23rd

Anvil Press is please to invite you to the Vancouver Vanishes book launch and discussion of Vancouver’s vanishing heritage... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use: The Joy of Re-purposed Buildings

VHF would like to thank this post’s guest writer, Marta Farevaag – Urban Planner. In Vancouver, our residential neighbourhoods... 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

New Welcome Centre: A Potential Poster-Child for Housing Refugees

According to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSBC), between 2009 and 2013, a total 8,319 refugees arrived in... Read More

Video Vancouver: Circa 1948

Via SFU Woodward’s Circa 1948 is a groundbreaking and immersive interactive storyworld co-created by the National Film Board of... Read More

Modernist Vancouver: The Award-Winning Buildings of the Post-War Era

While Modernism began as early as the late 1910s and early 1920s, the period after World War II gave a major push in ideology and... Read More

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