Curious to know the best neighbourhoods in downtown Vancouver? I’d like to introduce you to six of my friends: Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour, Olympic Village, Gastown, and Chinatown.
The Salvation Army Harbour Light is planning to move across the street and into a new, nine-storey mixed use building.
Many home buyers have difficulty seeing past the current state of a property and being able to visualize what it could look like.
An upcoming project in Gastown near East Hastings and Carrall will see a heritage building in poor condition restored, and the addition of 38 new rental homes. Millennium Group and Human Studio Architecture + Urban Design have applied to the city to restore the two-storey McConnell building at 325 Carrall Street, next to Pigeon Park. […]
Downtown parents will be delighted to hear about a development proposal in Gastown that will add a new daycare facility and preschool to the top of a large parkade. Acton Ostry Architects has designed two buildings to go atop the Gastown parkade located at 150 Water Street, and 151 West Cordova Street. The parkade is […]
A redevelopment at 155 Water Street in Gastown will add new office space and retail units above a heritage building. CBRE Urban Properties Group is marketing three new retail units at 155 Water Street, most recently home to Kit and Ace and before that, Nood, a New Zealand-based furniture retailer with a short-lived presence in Vancouver. […]
A fully-renovated and redesigned Gastown loft in a former warehouse dating back to the early 1900s is on the market for $1.29 million. The 1,035 sq ft. home at 27 Alexander Street features great city and ocean views, and a stunning interior blending modern design, while showcasing the building’s historic past. The reconfigured layout includes […]
Henriquez Partners Architects has reworked the design for a 10-storey, mixed-use development on West Cordova in Gastown, and it’s a huge improvement. The development is a partnership between Westbank and BC Housing, and will see both the Stanley and New Fountain hotel façades retained, and a 10-storey building added behind. The site is unique as […]
The MPA Society, a non-profit organization that offers housing to those facing mental health challenges, has applied to build a new six-storey building on the eastern edge of Gastown. The site, at 124 Powell Street between Main and Columbia, is currently a vacant lot used for parking. It is also next door to the MPA […]
A 200 sq ft. furnished micro apartment above the Metropole Pub in Gastown is listed for rent on Craigslist for an astonishing $1,450 per month. The tiny apartment has been listed for nearly a month on the site, and is one of several “furnished, renovated, micro-studio apartments on the top floor at the historic Metropole […]
Seattle-based outfitter Filson is set to open their first store in Canada this Spring, at 47 Water Street in Gastown. The company is best known for their leather-trimmed canvas bags, as well as a variety of clothing and accessories for men and women. All of the company’s products are made in the U.S. Filson was founded […]
H&M’s stylish, higher-end cousin, COS or Collection of Style has opened their first Vancouver store at 18 Water Street in Gastown. The boutique is located in a heritage building most recently home to furniture store Zientte Interiors. The beautiful, bright space with its high ceilings showcases COS’ timeless basics for men and women. Price points […]
A surface parking lot in Gastown across from the Woodwards development will soon be home to 132 new apartment rentals. Holborn has applied to the city to develop a new 10 storey rental apartment building at 95 West Hastings Street at Abbott Street. The new building will be made up of mostly studio units measuring 344 […]
The City of Vancouver is proposing a major rehabilitation of Blood Alley in Gastown, with construction beginning in 2018. The existing brick paving and granite blocks were introduced to Blood Alley — also known as Trounce Alley — in the 1970s, as part of the city’s Gastown beautification project. Over 40 years later, many of the […]
InGastown by PortLiving is nearing completion near Main Street and Cordova Street. The new “affordable” condo building has been in the works for several years. The nine storey building features 61 homes with retail space on the first floor. There will also be a common rooftop deck with BBQ and garden plots. The building does […]