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Here is a look at how Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver is looking these days.  But like the transformation happening on Robson Street, artists are painting on boarded up storefronts on Granville Street with the support of Downtown Vancouver BIA and Vancouver Mural Festival.

Mural by Moonray Designs on Granville Street

Mural by MoonRay Designs on Granville Street. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Nordstrom on Granville Street Vancouver

Nordstrom on Granville Street boarded up. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Mural on Granville Street by Andrew Tavukciyan

Mural on Granville Street by Andrew Tavukciyan. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

H&M Granville Street Vancouver

H&M on Granville Street boarded up due to pandemic. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Mural by @ihatestencils on Granville Street

Mural @ihatestencils on Granville Street. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Granville Street empty May 2020

Granville Street traffic is greatly reduced due to the pandemic. This is Friday afternoon at 3pm. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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April 29, 2020
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Happy International Dance Day!  I did these photos at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Davie Village as part of  a series about a local Vancouver dance group led by Josh Beamish.

Vancouver dancer

Scotiabank Dance Centre. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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This WW2 Air Force Officer veteran celebrated her 102nd birthday with great fanfare on Tuesday April 28, 2020.  The Vancouver Mounted Unit, Vancouver Police and Vancouver firefighters came by to wish her well and sing happy birthday to her.

WW2 Air Force Officer Veteran

WW2 Air Force Officer Veteran and her daughter with VPD. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

People on their balconies Vancouver

People in the community come to their balconies to watch. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Neighborhood kids with Happy Birthday sign Vancouver

Kids from the neighborhood show up with signs. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

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April 23, 2020
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Seeing all the boarded up store fronts and closed notices on so many businesses makes it seem like everything is shut down due to the pandemic.  I was in Gastown the other day and passed by Six Acres in the heart of Gastown by the Gassy Jack statue.  They had rigged up and outdoor stereo system and had their windows open – signs to show everyone that “Hey – we’re open!”  If you are in a position to, please support our local businesses.  Six Acres is located at 203 Carrall St and is open for takeout from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm-8pm.

Six Acres Gastown

Six Acres in Gastown remains open. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Six Acres Gastown Takeout Menu

Takeout menu for Six Acres in Gastown. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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April 15, 2020
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Last year on April 15, 2019 I  took a photo at a downtown Vancouver gas station as the prices were rising dramatically and I wanted to document it for history.  This year as the prices were falling I went back out on the same day around the same time (after 3pm) on April 15, 2020 to document the price fall.  What a difference a year makes – 74 cents/L!  Fun fact: This is the only gas station in Vancouver’s downtown penninsula.  All other gas stations have been sold for development.

Gas price April 15, 2019

Price of gas was 169.9 cents/L at a downtown Vancouver gas station on April 15, 2019. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

Price of gas April 15, 2020

Price of gas was 95.9 cents/L at a downtown Vancouver gas station on April 15, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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April 14, 2020
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Vancouver store fronts are being boarded up due to a increase in break-ins during the pandemic.

Robson street store fronts

Store fronts on Robson St in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man walks past boarded up store front.

Man walks past boarded up store front on Robson St. in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Entire block of store front boarded up

Entire block of store front on Robson St. boarded up. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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March 20, 2019
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Vancouver students participate in the global movement School Strike 4 Climate at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza on Friday March 15th, 2019.  The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg.

School Strike 4 Climate Vancouver

Vancouver students participate in the School Strike 4 Climate at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

School Strike for Climate Vancouver students with signs

Students listen to speeches at the School Strike 4 Climate Vancouver. Vancouver, BC Canada.

School Strike 4 Climate - 2 students with signs

Students with their signs. Vancouver, BC Canada.

School Strike 4 Climate Vancouver - student crowd

Students listen to speeches on climate action. Vancouver, BC Canada.