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131 Water Street

We anticipated this project for a while as it had been discussed in various Heritage committees in the recent past. Now it’s a development application which has finally appeared on the City’s website, showing two new seven storey mixed-use commercial/residential … Continue reading

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1241 Harwood Street

  Below is the model from five years ago for a long-running and controversial development site in the West End. There were two significant items on the site; the Legg residence (built around 1903, and divided into apartments, and considered to … Continue reading

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1380 Hornby Street

Grosvenor Americas, the North American arm of the Duke of Westminster’s property empire have submitted a rezoning application for a very sharp looking tower to sit on a small site where Hornby meets Pacific. Formerly the home of Il Giardino … Continue reading

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Addition – 1155 Hornby Street

  We posted this project in mid 2012 when details and an initial render were released. It’s one of the schemes that hovered in the background for a long time, but it finally headed to the Development Permit Board in July 2012. … Continue reading

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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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564 Beatty Street (Beatty Gate)

Beatty Gate was a three – or six storey building next to the Stadium SkyTrain station and the ‘Spanish Steps’ down to Chinatown and International Village. It had 3 storeys on the Beatty Street side, but as it’s at the top of … Continue reading

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Ormidale Block – West Hastings Street

The Ormidale Block has been around since 1900. Originally designed by G W Grant, it has seen some minor architectural indignities over the years as the neighbourhood fell from its bustling past. Revitalisation is rapidly improving the business viability of this … Continue reading

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