To Save, or Not to Save?

The Waldorf is just the latest Vancouver cultural venue to come to judgment
By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun
January 19, 2013

Born within two years of each other in the same postwar boom that spawned a sleeker, stripped-down style of architecture, the Ridge Theatre and the Waldorf Hotel have had little else in common over their seven decades of life. One was a west-side movie house that, with the adjacent Varsity Ridge Bowling Lanes, catered to middle-class, white-collar workers and urban professionals. The other was an east-side hotel and bar that at first captured the travelling public entering the city on one of its eastern approaches and later became a watering hole for the gritty and booming port industry. More …

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