Posts Tagged ‘Mike Riste’

The Del Mar Inn, Vancouver, turns 100 this week. Join us for a birthday party!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Please join the Or Gallery, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Riste Family in saying Happy 100th Birthday to the Del Mar Inn! The Vancouver Heritage Foundation will be awarding a Places That Matter heritage plaque to the building on the occasion of its birthday. The ceremony and reception are this Thursday, August 2, 7 pm at the Or Gallery on the building’s main floor.

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Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide: RIP George Riste

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

This small residential hotel in downtown Vancouver was stubbornly saved from demolition by its amazing owner, the quietly determined George Riste. George resisted numerous attempts by BC Hydro to buy his building, continually asserting the rights of his tenants to remain exactly where they were.  In the end, BC Hydro was forced to wrap its complex around George’s property and you can see the BC Hydro building above,  towering over George’s Del Mar Inn.

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