Heritage Vancouver Society

Granville Street – Then and Now

Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon in an exploration of Granville Street, one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent ‘high streets’ reflecting many elements that define our city.  Important historic Granville Street buildings and key events that occurred will be discussed such as the emergence of the street as a ‘theatre row’ in the 1920’s. The Parr and Fee buildings, including their Vancouver block and a number of hotels will be highlighted. The past and current roles of the street as a transit hub, a shopping street, an office, hotel and entertainment district and a cultural and neon mecca will also be highlighted.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Tour begins at West Georgia and Granville (southwest corner, near Canada Line Entrance for Vancouver City Centre Station), Vancouver, BC
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members
Learning Units (LUs): 2 Non-core
To register: http://heritagevancouver.org/index.htm#wt-granville

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