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Depression-era Protests


From 1924-1936 Vancouver City Hall was located at the Holden Building, corner Hastings and Carrall. This made Woodward’s a frequent

Prices Protest


Another from the Pacific Tribune Collection. A protest outside of Woodward’s – the department store as a jilted transition point

Retail Worker’s Strike


From the Pacific Tribune collection, Woodward’s workers strike, dated 1974. A year after price protests at Woodward’s, retail workers express

Police Notes on G8 Letterhead

Kananaskis, Alberta

Scribbles from police meetings. Note the letterhead from the 28th…


Easy Park, 128 W Cordova

A VPD operational plan for a raid on Woodsquat. Police used a tunnel connecting the parking garage on Water/Cordova street

How Vancouver’s Woodward’s could pave the future of dying department stores, October 28, 2017


This article, posted to CBC News, was an oddly timed fluff piece praising the redevelopment of Woodward’s — oddly timed, because it coincided with Westbank’s Fight For Beauty exhibition, which also argued that the Woodward’s redevelopment had a positive revitalizing effect on the neighbourhood, which W.W.A.S. research demonstrates is not true.

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.

Dismantling the Squat


Plans to dismantle the squat, facilitated by the Portland Hotel…

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