Make Your Own Pair of John Fluevog Shoes

Make Your Own Pair of John Fluevog Shoes

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:47
Alice Cooper has done some crazy stuff.  He’s opened for The Doors, partied with Keith Moon and has died on stage a few thousand times.

 
 
Choirs Get Ready for the First Gastown Yule Duel

Choirs Get Ready for the First Gastown Yule Duel

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:00
Remember when carolling door-to-door was a thing? Well, we're bringing it back with a one-night event to kick off the holiday season in Gastown.

 
 
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

Monday, 02 November 2015 08:00
What's happening in Gastown? Here's a non-exclusive list of events to keep on your radar.

 
 
Men Get Ready to Take it All Off for Movember

Men Get Ready to Take it All Off for Movember

Friday, 30 October 2015 10:50
Things are about to get hairy... and no, we're not talking about that werewolf costume you're contemplating for Halloween. Sunday is the first day of Movember.

 
 
Haunted Tales From The Old Spaghetti Factory

Haunted Tales From The Old Spaghetti Factory

Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:00
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, one that has logged several other-worldly encounters over the years. 

 
 
Gastown Picks: 6 Shops for Premium Denim

Gastown Picks: 6 Shops for Premium Denim

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:00
Face it, dismal days call for denim, so we pounded the pavement and put together this list of Gastown shops ready to hook you up with a new pair of fall blues. 

 
 
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

Monday, 26 October 2015 08:00
What's happening in Gastown? Here's a non-exclusive list of events to keep on your radar.

 
 
It's Time to Start Thinking About That Holiday Party

It's Time to Start Thinking About That Holiday Party

Friday, 23 October 2015 08:00
If you're in charge of this year's office gathering, we're here to help you out. Gastown is home to more than 60 restaurants and many of them are ideal for group dining.

 
 
Gastown Throwback: The Packing House

Gastown Throwback: The Packing House

Thursday, 22 October 2015 07:00
A look back at the historic Gastown building known as the Packing House. 

 
 
This is #MyGastown - with Samantha Sito (aka @samanthas.style)

This is #MyGastown - with Samantha Sito (aka @samanthas.style)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 08:00
Want to see Gastown the way we see it? We’re enlisting the people who work, live and play in the neighbourhood to give you an insider’s look. Welcome to #MyGastown.

 
 
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

Monday, 19 October 2015 08:00
What's happening in Gastown? Here's a non-exclusive list of events to keep on your radar.

 
 
It's Coming: How to Survive Raincity

It's Coming: How to Survive Raincity

Friday, 16 October 2015 08:00
When it rains, it pours, but that doesn't mean you have to spend all your time indoors. We've put together a guide on how to survive - and maybe even enjoy - wet days in the city.

 
 
Insider Tips for this Thursday's Gastown Shop Hop

Insider Tips for this Thursday's Gastown Shop Hop

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 08:00
Here come the rains again…are you ready to layer on and boot up? After a stunning summer, it’s time to trade flip-flops and flimsy tanks for all things fall. Sweater vests, mock necks and leather sneaks have hit the shelves…

 
 
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 08:00
What's happening in Gastown? Here's a non-exclusive list of events to keep on your radar.

 
 
A How To for All Hallows Eve

A How To for All Hallows Eve

Friday, 09 October 2015 10:00
Halloween is a few weeks away. Have you come up with the perfect costume? From makeup to decor, here are the best spots to stop in Gastown.

 
 
Giving Thanks in Gastown

Giving Thanks in Gastown

Thursday, 08 October 2015 08:00
What are you planning for this holiday weekend? There are several reasons to give thanks right here in Gastown.

 
 
Get Ready for the Gastown Shop Hop

Get Ready for the Gastown Shop Hop

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 08:00
Ready or not, cooler days are finally upon us. It’s time to layer on and boot up. Thankfully, it’s also time for the Gastown Shop Hop.

 
 
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

Monday, 05 October 2015 08:00
What's happening in Gastown? Here's a non-exclusive list of events to keep on your radar.

 
 
Best of Van 2015: The People Have Spoken

Best of Van 2015: The People Have Spoken

Friday, 02 October 2015 05:00
Readers of the Georgia Straight have once again named the best that Vancouver has to offer and it's no surprise that Gastown independents are at the top when it comes to caffeine, close shaves and street style

 
 
Gastown Throwback: The Holland Block

Gastown Throwback: The Holland Block

Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:00
In our latest throwback, we're profiling Holland Block, home to the newly-opened, Buro Coffee, One of a Few, M.I.A., and Blueprint Events. 
 
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terminus water st Gastown

Located in Vancouver's historic Gastown on Water Street, terminus is a unique blend of historic façades and all new construction with a very modern aesthetic. A fire that destroyed all but the façade of the terminus hotel in Gastown provided an opportunity for something exquisite to rise up in its place.

High ceilings - many of them double-height;

secured, in-building parking; and very hip roof top urban lounge help make the flats and lofts at terminus the living end... and a great beginning.



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Gastown Condos Vancouver

 

 

Gastown

Gastown was named after Captain "Gassy Jack" Deighton who had a saloon built in 1867 near the south shore of Burrard Inlet. Soon, businesses followed and in time the community grew into the city of Vancouver.

Today, many buildings remain from the 1886 to 1914 period when Victorian and Edwardian commercial architecture was prominent. During the past decade, the city of Vancouver, the Gastown business improvement association and commercial building owners have shared a commitment to preserve, revitalize and promote Gastown. The area, with some 24,000 residents, is home to 30 per cent of all the social housing in the city. City planners are expecting to see the amount of market housing to double to 4000 units between 2005 and 2015.

The city has been offering financial and administrative incentives to building owners and retailers to conserve their heritage buildings as part of the City's Gastown Heritage Management Plan. All of these efforts have paid off. The area is undergoing resurgence. Buildings are being brought back to life, and new businesses and new residential units are being developed.

 

 

55 Alexander

55 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Abbott Place

233 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Alexis

27 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Bodega Studios

229 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Captain French

41 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Carol Station

1 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Edge

289 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Garage

12 Water Street, Vancouver

Greenshields Building

345 Water Street, Vancouver

In Gastown

150 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Koret Lofts

55 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Malkin Building

141 Water Street, Vancouver

Mission House

150 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Paris Block - Paris Annex

53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Pilkington House

120 Powell Street, Vancouver

Powell Lane

28 Powell Street, Vancouver

Smart

168 Powell Street, Vancouver

Taylor Building

310 Water Street, Vancouver

Terminus

36 Water Street, Vancouver

Van Horne

22 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Woodwards - W 43

128 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Woodwards W 32

108 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

 
 
 
 
 
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Steam Clock Gastown Vancouver




Gastown steam clock more accurate after refit, says creator

Clock was first installed in 1977 as part of Gastown's revival as a historical neighbourhood

CBC News Posted: Jan 20, 2015 7:31 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015 4:06 PM PT

 

Gastown steam clock returns RAW 1:33

 

Gastown's steam clock will finally be back in action on Wednesday, better and more accurate than before, according to its creator.

Ray Saunders was commissioned by Gastown businesses to build and install the clock back in 1977 as part of the area's revival.

It has been impressing tourists and locals with its steam whistles at Cambie and Water streets ever since, but it hasn't been the most reliable time keeper. So after 37 years of operation, the city asked Saunders to give the clock a refit.

The clock was taken down in October, and the $50,000 refit was originally scheduled to be completed by Christmas.

The clock was expected to be working on Tuesday, but after some challenges with a malfunctioning valve, it is now expected to blow steam on Wednesday.

Saunders said the only other time the clock was taken down was when it was hit by a car and had to undergo a $20,000 repair. He notes the clock kept running despite the crash.

Timeless crowd-pleaser

While the clock was away getting repaired tourists had to make do with acardboard replica in its place.

When the clock is operating, Saunders said he still goes down twice a week to check on it and talk to people gathered around waiting for the whistles to blow.

"It is very gratifying to see how popular it has become. I just love going down there and talking to people... quite often I open the clock up and let them push a button and blow the whistle and it really blows them away."

While the Gastown clock was his first, Saunders has since created many other clocks for cities worldwide, including Whistler, Port Coquitlam, Indianapolis and Otaru, Japan.

He also made two other clocks in Vancouver, one on Main Street and the other in Queen Elizabeth Park.

"They are nice little icons for that area of the city."

Steam engine turning the gears

The clock is powered by steam from the city's downtown centralized heating system, which drives a piston inside a miniature steam engine inside the clock.

That engine in turn drives a series of ball-weights, chains and gears, which in turn drive a conventional pendulum, which in turn powers the clock's time-keeping mechanism that was custom-built in England based on an 1875 design.

But the clock is not entirely steam powered. It also has three small electric motors to help operate two internal fans, one of which blows the steam out the top, and another that controls the valves that play the tunes on the five steam whistles mounted atop the clock case.

The large central whistle, which was taken off the CPR steam tug Naramata, counts off the full hours while the four auxiliary whistles chime the Westminster Quarters every quarter hour. The number of chimes matches the number of quarter hours that have passed.

To hear more from Ray Saunders, click the audio labelled: Gastown steam clock's creator.


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Woodwards Condos Vancouver 128 Cordova Street 

 

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Gastown Condos Vancouver 

 

Vancouver Century 21 David Hutchinson has regular video reviews of different areas in Vancouver West & Vancouver East regarding Vancouver condos, Vancouver rentals, Vancouver property management, Vancouver houses, and income property.  Hutchy Knows Homes!  www.vancouvercentury21.com 778-839-5442 vancouvercentury21@yahoo.com Contact David for any real estate questions, and the right answers.

 

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Gastown Condos Vancouver

Gastown Condos Vancouver

 

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Gastown Condos Vancouver, terminus, Bowman Lofts, Woodwards Condos

Gastown Condos Vancouver, terminus, Bowman Lofts, Woodwards Condos

 

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