Moving A Building On Commercial Drive

In the summer of 1913, the part of Commercial Drive south of First Avenue was being widened. This expansion took place after a number of major buildings had already been erected on that route since 1910, some of which were in the way of the new road. This inconvenient fact was not allowed to standContinue reading “Moving A Building On Commercial Drive”

Notes from the January Meeting

On Thursday evening we had a grand turnout for our monthly meeting.  It was, I believe, the largest gathering of its kind that we’ve had.  There were lively discussions about a wide range of topics. We began by discussing the Heritage Workshop put on by the Community Planners that many of us had attended duringContinue reading “Notes from the January Meeting”

Meeting Notes: November 2012

We had a marvelously lively meeting on Thursday evening, dealing with a wide range of topics. We began by discussing the 10-point proposal that GHG has submitted to the Grandview Woodland Community Plan. This led to an animated debate about the role of public engagement allowed under the Plan’s Terms of Reference. The 1913 versionContinue reading “Meeting Notes: November 2012”

Widening Commercial Drive

In an earlier post, we described how the Brandon Block on Commercial Drive was pushed back by seven feet when the street was widened in 1913.  Further to that, I have now found the Local Improvement Schedule that includes the widening. The Schedule was published on 18th October 1911 and called for the widening ofContinue reading “Widening Commercial Drive”

Moving A Major Building in 1913

In the summer of 1913, the part of Commercial Drive south of First Avenue was being widened. This took place after a number of major buildings had already been erected on that route since 1910, some of which were in the way. This inconvenient fact was not allowed to stand in the way of progress,Continue reading “Moving A Major Building in 1913”