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VPD Summary

Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

A Vancouver Police Department backgrounder for dealing with the occupation. Note the emphasis on the obstruction posed by the camp,

Anti-Poverty Committee Threat

Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

These documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Request submitted by the Friends of the Woodward’s Squat, attest to the threat that the Anti-Poverty Committee (APC) posed to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). Despite attempts to maintain control of the situation, police were seriously challenged by APC, and saw the squat as potentially disastrous for their control over the neighbourhood. Following Woodsquat, VPD documents suggest that authorities were anxious the APC would occupy another building.

Carnegie Community Action Project 2012 Hotel Survey & Housing Report

Carnegie Community Centre

The excerpts above represent the pages of the CCAP 2012 Hotel Survey & Housing Report related to the neighbourhood impact of the Woodward’s Redevelopment.

Woodward’s Designer Reveals Secrets, February 25, 2010


Christine McLaren interviews architect Gregory Henriquez for The Tyee. Some of his statements, such as “We displaced nobody,” demonstrate a certain saviour complex and ignorance with regards to the Woodward’s redevelopment and its lasting impact. Though it is not mentioned in this article, Henriquez’ ego appears to rival the height of the Woodward’s condo. 

City of Vancouver Victory Square Policy Plan, July 19, 2005


This plan for the neighbourhood around Victory Square was put forward by the Development Services branch of the City of Vancouver, and adopted by council on July 19, 2005. In it, there are valuable insights into how City officials regarded the neighbourhood around Victory Square. This plan acknowledges its decline and the need to bring businesses back to the neighbourhood, but it also passes judgement on existing businesses for supporting illegal drug activity. This document is at times thought-provoking and compassionate and other times misguided and ignorant.

Surveillance plan


A collection of images and notes outlining the VPD’s surveillance of Woodsquat. A different view of the Woodward’s building –



Reports of firearms being kept at the squat come up several times in police documents. An informant within the squat

VPD Confiscating Property

Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

Police raided the Woodsquat camp and confiscated squatters belongings during…


Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

Rumours are an integral part of any good political action.…

Early Morning Meeting

Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

Minutes from an early morning meeting held September 25, 2002, at VPD headquarters. These notes are from the first few

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