Gastown – Vancouver’s Oldest District

The original townsite, after the 1886 fire. Many of the buildings date from the last decade of the 19th and the early decades of the 20th century. The district was the downtown core of the city until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now an area of shops and restaurants, as well as, slowly if…

The junction of Cambie Street and SW Marine Drive. Initial development phase. (Courtesy: pcl-group.com)

Developer Greed in Vancouver

I took a look once again at what’s happening along Cambie Street, the section which runs, approximately, from False Creek to the Fraser River. The acceleration of construction is feverish. And I do mean sick. The city’s plan for the 45 blocks in the “transportation corridor,” which has an LRT station about every dozen (very…