Archive of posts tagged "Robson"

Robson 5 Bus Route Changes

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning as the #5 Robson/Downtown bus turned right onto Thurlow, instead of heading straight towards Seymour, I obviously knew something was up. Usually when there are temporary route changes they take the trolley buses out of comission but this bus was following the lines down Thurlow, left on Smithe, and left on Burrard. The […]

West End Starbucks Hero Remembered

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I heard about this in the news years ago but every time I walk into the Starbucks on Robson and Bidwell I am reminded of the heroic act and sacrifice made by Anthony McNaughton. In January of 2000, Tony McNaughton was the manager of the Starbucks when a man (who was the disgruntled ex-husband of […]

Robson Street For the Holidays

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Living in the West End we often try to avoid Robson street, except when it comes to taking the bus to and from destinations. We prefer the tree-covered strolls of the side streets to the hustle and bustle of tourists, shoppers, students, and those in much more of a hurry than us. That’s not to […]

Vancouver History: Robson is More than a Street

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“Robson” in Vancouver is synonymous with crowded sidewalks, tour buses, a block of stores that sell nothing but accessories, and a strip of restaurants with waitresses in little black skirts. However there is more history in this town than that when it comes down to the name. Jim Robson: Much more than simply a broadcast […]