Shifted Priorities for Central Burrard

1923-2014These images are from the 900 block of Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. The two starkly show the differing priorities for the area over the last 100 years or so. In the early years of the 20th century, public education held sway in the neighbourhood (in addition to Aberdeen School, shown above, Dawson and King George Schools were within three-blocks).  In the early years of the 21st century, however, the property became far too pricey for public schools to retain. On the sites of these former public school buildings today are a grocery store (with a condominium above it), the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, and the Wall Centre condo tower.

 

 

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