Archive of posts tagged "viaducts"

Vancouver to Remove Viaducts

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night, Vancouver City Council voted in favour of tearing down the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. “This is a once-in-a-generation city-building opportunity,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson in a written statement. The vote on Monday night meant staff will start detailed planning and land negotiations, and will report back to council in 18 months with an […]

15 Photos of Vancouver in 1915

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is just over a week left in 2014 and as we look back at the year we just had, and look forward at what might come in 2015 — and we all still await hoverboards as shown Back to the Future‘s version of 2015 — I thought I would time hop back to Vancouver […]

False Creek Flats

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

False Creek today flows in and out of English Bay, ending with the waterfront walkway at Science World. In the early days, through grasslands and a network of creeks and streams, False Creek soaked all the way back to where Clark Drive runs now. False Creek Flats 1898 – Vancouver City and Park Tourist Map. […]

Vancouver Viaduct History and Future

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last month Vancouver City Council decided to proceed with a second series of studies that would concern the future of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts [The Province]. The current viaducts, installed in 1972, serve as passage for tens of thousands of vehicles (and bikes) into the downtown core from False Creek, Chinatown, and East Vancouver. […]

Vancouver History: Hogan’s Alley

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

February is Black History Month and in Vancouver, there’s a significant amount of history to share and celebrate. From the groundbreaking work of Emery Barnes to the life-saving Joe Fortes who was named the “Citizen of the Century” by the City of Vancouver. Settlers of African-American decent came from Victoria (and prior to that places […]

Tunnels Under Downtown: Vancouver History Readers’ Choice

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Having a hard time coming up with a topic this morning I put the call out on Twitter to see what people have been curious to know about Vancouver’s past. There were some suggestions about Joe Fortes or the Great Fire and an abundance of other questions that would be interesting to research. I figured […]