Canada Garage on Homer

CVA 1399-529 - [Photograph of Canada Garage]. 1925. Dominion Photo.

CVA 1399-529 – [Photograph of Canada Garage]. 1925. Dominion Photo.

This image from the 1920s is of the Canada Garage. This lot is adjacent to the lane that divides the east side of the block from the Victoria Apartments (now Hotel). This space was home to automobile garages of different names for several decades: from the 1930s until the 1950s (at least), it was Pacific Garage; by the 1970s, it had become Marine Garage.

Today this space hosts a hair service outlet: Zone Hair Gallery. The building in which Zone is situated finally changed. There is no longer any sign of the former garage structure. Zone is located within a lower-rise structure that includes the entry to the BC Hydro HQ parking garage (to the north of the multi-storey current Hydro building at Dunsmuir and Homer).

At Zone, the staff probably offer a “washing” service, just as Canada Garage did; probably not “greasing”, however!

CVA 1376-672 - [Exterior of Pacific Garage at 524 Homer Street]. 1930.

CVA 1376-672 – [Exterior of Pacific Garage at 524 Homer Street]. 1930.

CVA 778-197 - 500 Homer Street east side. 1974.

CVA 778-197 – 500 Homer Street east side. 1974.

528 Homer Street (east side; adjacent to lane separating Victoria Hotel from the Hydro HQ lower-rise annex). Zone hair salon. 2015. Author's photo.

528 Homer Street (east side; adjacent to lane separating Victoria Hotel from the Hydro HQ lower-rise annex). Zone hair salon. 2015. Author’s photo.

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