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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

  • Deadlines: Obits of Memorable British Columbians

    Author: Tom Hawthorn, Harbour Publishing, October 2012 As a journalist it always fascinates me where my colleagues find their passions. For me, it’s how...

  • The Story of Brock House

    I’m a huge fan of Samuel Maclure, a BC-born architect with an incredible design range. Maclure designed almost 500 houses in his 40-year career including...

  • North Shore Corner Stores

    I wrote about Andrews on 8th in North Vancouver earlier this summer. It was once a corner store, now thanks to its owner Brad Hodson, the 1912 “blue...

  • Ceperley House/Burnaby Art Gallery

    I love this photo of Grace Ceperley and her family taken a century ago. I went out to Burnaby recently to take a comparison shot of the house. When it was...

  • The Vancouver Historical Society

    A few years ago, Bruce McIntyre Watson was checking the Vancouver Historical Society’s info line and found an enquiry from the president of the Lions Club...

  • Boyd House

    Kerry McPhedran is selling the house she bought in 1972. It’s not because she wants to—as a freelance writer, it’s her retirement plan, and because of its...

  • L.D. Taylor and the History of Taylor Manor

    Thanks to a $30 million anonymous donation last month, Taylor Manor will get a much needed facelift and provide housing for 56 people with mental...

  • Forbidden Vancouver

    I took the Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour with my friend Sharon Rowse this past Saturday night. Sharon writes historical mysteries set in Vancouver and...

  • Andrews on 8th

    I haven’t been past the Blue Building for several months, so it was a nice surprise to drop in for coffee and a veggie panini at Andrews on 8th. Don’t let...

  • The Vancouver Heritage House Tour

    [Authors Note: Coming up on Sunday, June 3rd from 10 am – 5 pm is the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 10th Annual Heritage House Tour. This year’s one-day...