Real Estate & Heritage with Andy Yan and Gordon Price this week!


Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a registered charity supporting the conservation of heritage buildings and structures in recognition of their contribution to the city’s economy, sustainability and culture.
Photo Credit: CVA 371-2568. Promotional event for Vancouver’s real estate c. 1886.

Heritage and Real Estate: Vancouver’s Challenging Heritage Environment

Wednesday April 26th  from 12pm-1:30pm
$15 or $9 (incl. tax) with a valid student ID (please phone 604.246.9642 for student tickets) Register here or pay at the door.

Always a hot topic, Vancouver’s real estate has been a selling point since its incorporation as a city in 1886. Today, Vancouver’s heritage structures face added pressures of high real estate prices when weighed against restorations and upgrades. What does the current climate of heritage and real estate in this city say collectively about what is valued and how we see our future? Researcher and SFU City Program Director, Andy Yan and Gordon Price, former City Councillor and SFU City Program founding Director will present and discuss the impacts of land speculation and development, the foreign-buyer tax and other issues affecting Vancouver’s heritage architecture. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

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Join us for our last spring Brown Bag Lunch and Learn talk, where you get first-hand knowledge about the state of heritage and conservation projects in Vancouver today with experts in architecture and design, city planning and other related fields.  We have a new venue: Vancouver Public Library, 350 W Georgia Street – Alma VanDusen Room (lower floor). This lecture earns 1.5 Non-Core LUs AIBC

If you’re also keen on attending more exciting heritage related events this week join us for an Evening Lecture and a walking tour:

Ten Myths About Vancouver: The Real Stories on Tuesday, April 25
7:30pm – 9pm $15 Register Here or $9 (incl. tax) with a valid Student ID, call 604-264-9642.
University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave
Was there ever any blood in Blood Alley? There are many aspects of Vancouver’s history that are taken for granted, but are they true? Did it happen or was it made up? In this talk Historian and Author, John Atkin will look at the origins of some of the well-worn myths in our city’s history.

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The Viaducts Quandry on Friday April 28
10am-12pm $15 inc tax
Limited space for this walking tour. Register here.

The Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts remain a polarizing site. On this walk, join Historian Maurice Guibord to learn why they were built and what will be going on there in the post-viaduct era. We’ll explore the area and learn the history, check out the impacts and the dramatic changes that continue to happen in their shadow due to various urban pressures and developments.