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December 30 2015

A Look Back at 2015 in Gastown

THE CLOCK STRUCK ONE

We kicked the year off by welcoming back the Steam Clock. Ya, ya, you all say you hate it, but when it came down last December, media reported on it and you all freaked out. 

MUSIC FILLED THE STREETS

We rocked out all year long with the Red Bull Tour Bus, Make Music Vancouver, and Yule Duel. Missed one? Gastown was the place to be when thousands decended on Water Street James Vincent McMorrow, Alberta Cross, Dicey Hollow and White Ash Falls. They were all aboard the Red Bull Tour Bus, parked right in front of the Hotel Europe. A month later, it was another great edition of Make Music Vancouver with more than 100 bands. And then, on December 3rd, we held the first Yule Duel sidewalk carolling competition. Twenty Vancouver choirs packed the street with holiday tunes. 

RedBull

MMV

YuleDuel

BIKES WHIZZED BY

There were some new additions to this year’s Gastown Grand Prix, as we hosted the first youth race in the neighbourhood. Fifty girls and boys got the chance to warm up the circuit for the pros to follow. The sun shone and it was another great day.

GGP 

THERE WERE NEW NEIGHBOURS ALL AROUND 

And, we welcomed a lot of new businesses to the hood. 2015 saw line ups for ice cream in the winter, the opening of Gastown’s first escape room, the unveiling of German fine dining and a whole lot more. If you haven’t visited them all, you now have plans for January.

18th Amendment

Aesop

Alexander Gastown

Bao Down

Bauhaus

Birds & the Beets

Buro

Capellaria Bertacchi

Durrant Sessions

Espace D

Frank & Oak

Lumas

M.I.A.

Neighbour Woman

Nicole Bridger

Poppy & Rye

Smarty Pantz

Soft Peaks

Tacofino

Happy New Year everyone and we’ll see you on the flip side!