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Westbank Project Corp. executive Michael Braun joined Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James at a Pacific Rim hotel party.

Vancouver

This image is owned by Postmedia, and is available on all their affiliated news organizations, including the Vancouver Sun. Posted November 29, 2013. Cool Google image find, if you ask us. 

Unaffordable residential, commercial realities rankle local market, October 31, 2017

Vancouver

Peter Mitham wrote this article for the Real Estate section of Business In Vancouver, in which he mentions Westbank’s Joyce-Collingwood development that had recently been a point of controversy. There was community pushback to the Joyce-Collingwood development because it was so unaffordable in a neighbourhood that is home to many low-income families and marginalized communities.

Artist’s Rendering

Vancouver

A rendering

Keep 6, organized by Anti-Poverty Action Committee (brochure)

Vancouver

Keep 6 was developed in response to increased allegations of harassment by police. At that time, it was speculated that more police resources were dedicated to the Downtown Eastside and East Vancouver to “sweep the streets of ‘undesirables,’” making those neighbourhoods more attractive for new developments.

Depression-era Protests

Vancouver

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

Notes On Van Housing

Carnegie Community Centre

This research summarizes the fight for social housing in the 1990s, the promises that were made and broken, and the overall tension between the Downtown Eastside and low-income residents, Gastown residents, developers and the City.

“Worlds colliding” by Scott Steele, Maclean’s, April 21, 1997

Vancouver

This article explains the demographics of the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, and explains the danger of “condo culture” on the fabric of a neighbourhood.

BEDS

Vancouver

The question of beds – of who was providing beds and who was to get beds, who was to sleep