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Road Trip Randy spent (American) Thanksgiving weekend in Vancouver. This was his experience.

Four Ways Vancouverites Can Give Back this Holiday Season

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Giving back to those less fortunate is top of mind throughout the holiday season. Whether you’re in search of Santa, a tree-lit beach walk or a mountain-top view of Howe Sound, these activities boost Christmas spirit while offering an opportunity to give back.

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Four Ways Vancouverites Can Give Back this Holiday Season

Dramatic Redesign Proposed for Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

An artist's rendering of the proposal

An artist’s rendering of the proposal

The plaza in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery has always been a popular gathering place in Vancouver … but never an especially convenient one.

For starters, there’s a big fountain in the middle of it that eats up lots of the available space. Scraggly trees offer some leaf cover but create a claustrophobic feeling. And then there’s all that bark mulch on the ground, which no one has ever liked.

These shortcomings and more are addressed in a new plaza redesign proposal currently being considered by the city. The plan, submitted by Nick Milkovitch Architects, calls for completely opening up the plaza and creating an airy, European-style public setting. It’s minimal, straightforward and quite possibly exactly what the site needs.  Continue reading:
Dramatic Redesign Proposed for Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope Display Shines Bright

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St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation delighted thousands last night at its 18th annual Lights of Hope community celebration. While a spectacle of lights and fireworks lit up the sky above St. Paul’s hospital, it was announced that St. Paul’s staff and volunteers had collectively pledged $400,000 and challenge the community to raise the remainder of the $3 million campaign goal to support the hospital’s greatest needs.

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St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope Display Shines Bright

Vancouver Skyscraper Earns “Future Project of the Year” Honours

Vancouver-House-by-BIG_dezeen_936_0While the proposal for Vancouver’s new art gallery was met with mixed reviews, one new project is already turning heads and wowing architecture buffs.

The Vancouver House – the twisting, 50-plus-storey high-rise being built at the edge of the Granville Street Bridge – has taken home top honours at this year’s World Architectural Festival.

The uniquely curving tower beat out competitors from around the world to take home the prize at this year’s competition in Singapore. Judges were especially impressed by the way that architect Bjarke Ingels, the Copenhagen-based wunderkind behind Calgary’s Telus Sky Tower and VIA 57 West in Manhattan, dealt with the extreme physical limitations of the building site.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Skyscraper Earns “Future Project of the Year” Honours