Monthly Archives: May 2011

Patina & The YMCA

Completed just as The Changing City was hitting the bookstores, Patina is a surprisingly big tower, permitted to allow the restoration of the 1940s YMCA building (designed by McCarter and Nairne who had earlier designed the Marine Building) and through … Continue reading

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V6A

V6A is a new (end of 2010) nine storey 140-unit condo project, designed by Lawrence Doyle Architects (now a part of IBI) on Union Street on the edge of the Downtown Eastside. Although it’s one building it’s designed to look like … Continue reading

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Ginger

Ginger was completed at the end of 2009, and set a new design style for the Downtown Eastside. Located on Main Street – often carrying heavy traffic – Ginger was designed by Gomberoff Bell Lyon with deep balconies to place the … Continue reading

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Alto – 1205 Howe Street

Alto was developed by Anthem’s Properties on a site that once held a gas station, and then sat empty for many years. Designed by Howard Bingham Hill, the name refers to the 10 foot ceilings in each of the 110 … Continue reading

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