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 […]