VHF Burrard Street Walk – the Central Business District

Burrard Street is home to our current Central Business District.  It is where Vancouver does business.  The stretch from Hastings south to Georgia is home to most of the corporate headquarters in British Columbia. We walked south along Burrard from the Marine Building while Maurice, our guide extraordinaire once again, introduced some of the buildings to us.  One of the first buildings we came across … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – the Central Business District

Marriott Copley Place Boston

For the conference portion of my stay in Boston, we were in the Marriott Copley Place Boston.  It’s in the middle of the Back Bay area of downtown Boston.  It’s a very convenient location. There are two shopping centres connected into the hotel.  Copley Place is built directly into the hotel and the Prudential Center is accessible by an enclosed pedestrian bridge over Huntington Avenue.  … Continue reading Marriott Copley Place Boston

Why I don’t like suburban business parks and their environs

I was originally call this “Why I don’t like Mississauga.”  Sorry to those who live in Mississauga.  This is not a judgement of Mississauga as a whole.  It’s simply a judgement upon one part of Mississauga.  However, the pattern of what I found in one area of Mississauga seems to repeat itself around the city and in other similar cities across North America.  I’m just … Continue reading Why I don’t like suburban business parks and their environs

Merchants, residents fight Broadway SkyTrain, citing Cambie construction mess

Merchants, residents fight Broadway SkyTrain, citing Cambie construction mess. Kudos for the merchants along West Broadway for being pro-active and drawing the line in the sand.  Sure, it may seem a little premature, but if a Cut-and-Cover construction, similar to Cambie Street’s Canada Line construction, is chosen then it will be quite disruptive. I particularly like this part of the article: “We want them to … Continue reading Merchants, residents fight Broadway SkyTrain, citing Cambie construction mess