Norquay Village Open House

[all images from City of Vancouver documents] Over the weekend, I went to the Norquay Village Open House at Norquay Elementary School in East Vancouver.  You can be forgiven for not knowing where Norquay is.  Norquay is technically part of the larger Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.  The neighbourhood centres around Kingsway from Gladstone Street on the western edge to Killarney Street on its eastern edge.  The north … Continue reading Norquay Village Open House

VHF Burrard Street Walk – Nelson to Davie

This is the last part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s walk along Burrard Street.  We went south down Burrard Street past Nelson Street.  Maurice pointed the two hotels near Nelson and Burrard.  There was the older Century Plaza Hotel on the west side of the street and then the Sheraton Wall Centre, which stands on the tallest point on the Downtown Peninsula.  He retold the … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – Nelson to Davie

See you later, Waldorf

See you later, and hopefully not farewell for now, Waldorf.  The Waldorf as-we-know-it closes operations today.  The whole issue has been talked about enough in the media.  So I’m not going to talk about that here.  I only visited The Waldorf for the first time last Friday on the news that it would be closing soon. So I snapped a few photos as I visited … Continue reading See you later, Waldorf

VHF Burrard Street Walk – Robson to Nelson

After the Christ Church Cathedral, we headed south to Burrard and Robson.  Burrard and Robson is the busiest retail intersection in the city.  It’s the start of the Robson Street shopping area with all the big name retail chains.  It’s also where playoff hockey celebrations tend to happen as cars with crazy Canuck fans honk their way up and down the road (but not this … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – Robson to Nelson