Archive for April, 2012

BMO Vancouver Marathon 2012: Route & Road Closures

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The BMO Vancouver Marathon is happening this coming Sunday, May 6th and they have two new courses to showcase. The route will wind through neighbourhoods and around shorelines, from Queen Elizabeth Park to Pacific Spirit Park and UBC, clear through to Stanley Park and the Sea Wall. Traffic disruption will occur in the West End, […]

PaPa on Robson Rental Suites

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Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion — I was not paid to write this post or any other. This post is not an endorsement or advertisement. I have a genuine interest in this development as we have lived in the West End (in view of the buildings) for several years. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Being a West End resident for the last six years, I’ve been watching the gold and brown Pacific Palisades towers undergo a transformation. I don’t cover real estate development often, but it’s been interesting to see the Robson and Jervis based hotel buildings (circa the 1960s) shift into rental properties. Now owned by Austeville Properties, […]

Rick Hansen Celebration 25

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The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay has been making its way across Canada for the last 250 days with over 7,000 Canadians participating as medal-bearers. The relay is currently in Kelowna and will wind up in Vancouver on May 22nd where the Rick Hansen Celebration 25 event will wrap up this accomplishment in style. What: […]

DOXA 2012: Coast Modern & The Burrard Giveaway

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DOXA Documentary Film Festival opens this week with 72 screenings of 100 films (6 world premieres) in 5 different venues around Vancouver. Opening night will be this Friday, May 4th with a screening of Bear 71 at Saint Andrewʼs-Wesley United Church. The closing film of the festival will be Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Saturday, […]

Vancouver Icons: Victory Square

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On April 30th 1886, Lauchlan Hamilton – a CPR land commissioner and surveyor – laid out the plans for the corner of Cambie and Hastings. This is the site of Victory Square today, and the subject of this week’s Vancouver Icons photo post. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr 1924. Archives# CVA 99-1477. Photographer: […]