Posts Tagged ‘David Podmore’

We won! No mega-casino in Vancouver

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Vancouver urban planning fights: freeways 1967; mega-casinos 1994 & 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

In 1967 a group of citizens waged a fractious and clever fight against a massive freeway system that would have flattened much of  Vancouver’s downtown core and surrounding heritage districts. The fight was led by Vancouver citizens Shirley and Mary Chan, Mike Harcourt  (later mayor and then premier of the province) and many other volunteers.

…read more

Yikes. They want to put this thing downtown.

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Above is an artist’s rendering of the new mega-casino planned for Vancouver. Those three towers jammed up against the stadium in that awkward manner are the “entertainment complex” hotel towers, where presumably you can rent by the hour. The whole thing is designed by IBI/HB Architects, who are more or less condo developers.

…read more