Heritage Vancouver Society

Walking Tour: History of Granville Street
July 23, 2016 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet at The Entrance to the City Centre Canada Line SkyTrain Station
W. Georgia and Granville

Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon and Vancouver Heritage Commission member, Anthony Norfolk in an exploration of one of Vancouver’s most famous streets – Granville Street, south of West Georgia Street.

Important historic Granville Street buildings and key events that occurred on the street will be discussed. The past and current roles of the street as a transit hub, a shopping street, an office, hotel and entertainment district and a cultural and neon mecca will also be highlighted.

It will also be noted that a key Council decision in the early 90’s reduced the permitted height from 300 feet to 90’ on the blocks south of Robson Street resulting in the retention of almost all of the historic buildings that existed on these southerly blocks at that time. More recent initiatives aimed at the revitalizing the street and the transformation of the blocks south of Drake Street will be discussed.

Full event details at http://heritagevancouver.org/event/walking-tour-a-history-of-granville-s...

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