History of Apartments: June 2nd

Our own Michael Kluckner is giving what sounds like a fascinating talk on the history of apartments and condos in Vancouver.  The following is from the Heritage Vancouver Foundation’s notice: “A century ago, half of Vancouver’s population rented. Today, that proportion is unchanged, yet the city is so physically different it’s hard to imagine itContinue reading “History of Apartments: June 2nd”

Heritage Salvage Sale — This Saturday!

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is holding a sale that should be of great interest for those with heritage houses or looking to do a fix-up. As they write: We have collected enough material to host a one-day sale of architectural salvage. The types of items we will have range from hardware and small metal piecesContinue reading “Heritage Salvage Sale — This Saturday!”

August 21st meeting recap

There was a full house again for the GHG’s monthly meeting, held (as always) in the boardroom at Britannia at 7 pm on the third Thursday. Cynthia Low, the executive director of Britannia, gave a Powerpoint presentation and listened to questions and comments about the ongoing planning process to replace the current Britannia Community CentreContinue reading “August 21st meeting recap”

Meeting Notes: March

We had about twenty people at our meeting last night, with a couple of new visitors.  I don’t think anyone was disappointed with all that we managed to cover in a couple of hours. Michael Kluckner gave a detailed and excellent illustrated talk that led us through the history of heritage legislation and regulation inContinue reading “Meeting Notes: March”

The Importance of Heritage

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has published a very interesting piece of research that shows “the importance of heritage to both public and professionals. It gives an overview of past and present municipal heritage conservation programs and policies, and suggest[s a] strategy to ensure that heritage remains an integral part of the urban environment and landscape.”Continue reading “The Importance of Heritage”

Heritage Survey

Vancouver Heritage Foundation along with SFU has put out a survey request regarding heritage buildings in Vancouver.  It is, they say, “a critical tool” in their “effort to explore whether heritage building conservation matters in the 21st century.” https://websurvey.sfu.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSurvey.woa/wa/survey?117560497 The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and I would encourage those interested inContinue reading “Heritage Survey”