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