Shopping & Style

May 15 2019

Hooray! It’s Fluevog Day!

  Gastown has quite the history. This is where Vancouver was born. We all know about old Gassy Jack. And the steam clock is a constant reminder that once upon a time in the 70’s, this weird and wonderful little place redefined itself, and once again, rose from obscurity into a bright shining star. Today …

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Culture

October 17 2018

Fact or Fiction? The Haunting of Gastown

  Gastown is the one of the oldest areas in Vancouver and indeed, the most haunted. Whether a dark spectral yarn be solid as a rock or fluffy as a feather, one thing’s for sure: Gastown has a rich history filled with many a bizarre tale. Believe what you will, here are five confirmed ghost …

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Live & Work

October 12 2018

Neighbourhood Profile: Walter Manning from Old Faithful Shop

  Name: Walter Manning Title: Owner  Organization/Business: Old Faithful Shop Social: @oldfaithfulshop   What do you do and how did you get here? I am the owner of The Old Faithful Shop and we’ve been here since 2010. General Stores have been part of my family for many generations, and back home in Newfoundland, my grandparents on …

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Culture

September 28 2018

Hollywood Loves Gastown: Part 1 – TV Shows

  (McGyver enjoying a refreshing strawberry cone as he strolls past the Steamclock in the show’s opening credits). It’s hard to deny that Hollywood has an ongoing love affair with Gastown. Walk through the neighbourhood on any given day and there’s a very good chance of encountering a film set covering a few blocks, or …

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Culture

August 24 2018

Svetlana Fouks from Gastown’s Coastal Peoples Gallery

  Gastown is lucky to have so many fine restaurants, shops, cafés and interesting places for visitors and locals to hang out in. Many people come here for all that. But there is a growing trend among art collectors, (including many locals), in acquiring high quality First Nations art, particularly from the west coast of …

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Culture

August 15 2018

Photo Journal: Gastown Doors

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ―from  ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by  Daniel Keyes. Doors can reveal a lot about the space to which they allow one to enter and to leave from. They are often your first point of physical contact, and your last, between the divide that separates …

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Culture

June 13 2018

Remembering The Great Vancouver Fire

From The Great Fire of 1886 – Chuck Davis, the Great Vancouver Book Vancouver, a city of about 1,000 wooden buildings was destroyed in less than 45 minutes, some say as little as 20.  Details vary in the accounts of eyewitnesses, but all agree it happened with stunning suddenness.  “Vancouver didn’t burn,” said one eyewitness, …

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