Older buildings being knocked down to make way for new ones isn't necessarily exciting, but when the demolition reveals a mural hidden to the public it's another story.
The walls came down at 530 Drake Street as part of the first phase of a significant expansion project for Vancouver's Covenant House.
The organization currently operates at 575 Drake, but acquired the building being used by Immigration Services across the street as part of their planned growth.
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With the building down, something beautiful on the adjoining cinder block wall became apparent: A mural depicting a waterfront Pacific Northwest nature scene.
A representative of Covenant House tells Vancouver Is Awesome that the mural was put up by Immigration Services and was visible to their interior courtyard, however not visible to the public from the street.
Unfortunately, though, we'll have to enjoy the mural while we can; Covenant House also says their planned five-storey structure will cover up the mural.
The target completion date for the new building is December 2018.