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Public art installation wows in Telus Garden alley

Healthy eats hotspot Tractor is opening soon at the new Telus Garden building at Robson and Richards streets.

The restaurant recently opened a new location in the Opsal building in the Olympic Village, and currently has three locations.

Telus Garden Tractor
Rendering of the future Tractor location at Telus Garden, showing the lantern art installation.

Tractor will be located on Robson Street, on the corner of the alley between the new Telus Garden development and the William Farrell Building. It’s scheduled to open this fall.

The William Farrell building was formerly home to Telus but is now owned by Avigilon, a Vancouver-based designer and manufacturer of video surveillance. Telus has moved most of their offices into the new Telus Garden office tower and space in Burnaby.

Telus Garden lanterns
Work of Martin Boyce, artist behind the suspended lantern art installation coming to the alley at Telus Garden.

Tractor will join Nosh and Glowbal on the new alley, one of the first pedestrian-friendly alleys in downtown Vancouver, apart from Blood (Trounce Alley) in Gastown, which is in the first phases of a revitalization project. The alley will also feature a suspended lantern art installation┬áby Martin Boyce. The public unveiling is scheduled for October 12, 2016, but the lanterns have already been installed. Here’s a sneak peek:

Martin Boyce lantern public art
Lantern art installation by Martin Boyce in the alley of Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver.
Martin Boyce lantern public art
Lantern art installation by Martin Boyce in the alley of Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver.
Martin Boyce lantern public art
Lantern art installation by Martin Boyce in the alley of Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver.
Martin Boyce lantern public art
Lantern art installation by Martin Boyce in the alley of Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver.

Last updated October 2, 2016

Westbank invitation to the unveiling of the lantern installation at the Telus Garden alley.
Westbank invitation to the unveiling of the lantern installation at the Telus Garden alley.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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