Human Scale Urbanism On The Drive

As mentioned in the minutes to the last meeting, GHG and GWAC are co-sponsoring one of this year’s Jane’s Walks (named for famed urbanist Jane Jacobs). The walk along the Drive — with the theme Human Scale Urbanism — will be led by Lewis Villegas and Steve Bohus. Jak King will tag along to offerContinue reading “Human Scale Urbanism On The Drive”

Grandview Heritage Walking Tour

Join heritage expert John Stuart as he explores Grandview’s industrial heritage.  Sunday 10th April 2016, 11:00am Free (though donations to GHG are always happily accepted) Tour begins and ends at the facilities building at Pandora Park, Garden & Pandora “A feature of recent town planning has been the separation of work and living spaces.  Today communitiesContinue reading “Grandview Heritage Walking Tour”

Early Immigrant Walking Tours: Strathcona

Strathcona, Vancouver’s historic east end, has been home to generations of immigrants from around the world. In the 1930s the local elementary school was called “the Little League of Nations” acknowledging the 33 nationalities that attended classes there. In the surrounding neighbourhood, local churches reflected the diversity and the evolving nature of immigration; a LutheranContinue reading “Early Immigrant Walking Tours: Strathcona”

Walking Tour: West Grandview

Next Saturday, 29th March at 10am, historian and GHG’s own Maurice Guibord will be conducting a walking tour concerning the history and heritage of the area between Commercial Drive and Clark Drive. This is a walk arranged by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation who describe it in the following way: “This fascinating sub-area has been littleContinue reading “Walking Tour: West Grandview”

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”

Next Meeting: Thursday 3/20

The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is this coming Thursday, 20th March, at 7:00pm at the Britannia Board Room.  The agenda at this point includes: Report on our student intern’s work on Woodland Park area history Michael Kluckner presentation:  “H is for Heritage” Sunday’s walk (see below) Update on 1872 Parker Street VisitContinue reading “Next Meeting: Thursday 3/20”

Heritage Walk This Saturday!

Historian, raconteur and all-round great tour guide Maurice Guibord will be conducting a heritage history walk this Saturday and you shouldn’t miss it. His tour will cover the area to the west of Commercial Drive down to Glen Drive — an area that is often forgotten when people think of Grandview’s heritage.  Maurice has collectedContinue reading “Heritage Walk This Saturday!”