Monthly Archives: July 2014

411 Dunsmuir Street

  411 Dunsmuir has just received a major makeover – it’s over 100 years old, and it’s been restored as an office and retail building by new owners. It started life as the Labour Temple in 1911 (designed by Thomas Hooper), … Continue reading

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Opsal is easily the tallest tower in Southeast False Creek – justified by the cost of ‘retaining’ much of the Opsal Steel sheds. Designed by IBI/HB, it was actually a much more complex project, where the sheds were carefully dismantled, restored and … Continue reading

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Choklit Park

This is a small infill development in Fairview. It replaces a house that in turn was once the Purdy’s Chocolate Factory. The factory moved away in 1982, and the former factory became home to a live-work studio for both artist … Continue reading

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The Werks

  Here’s the Werks at 555 W7th Avenue, which started sales in fall 2011 and had finally been completed. There was a period of hiatus for several months while contractors were apparently switched. The design by Matthew Cheng Architects has just 20 … Continue reading

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The Flats – 217 East Georgia

  We first mentioned this Chinatown building three years ago. It is a 9-storey, 26 unit residential building with retail and parking at grade. The lot it’s built on is only 25 feet wide, but the building sits next to a lane, looking … Continue reading

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