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Toronto 'cool guy' wanted by multiple landlords for double-ended rental scam

A Toronto man is being accused of running a double-ended rental scam in a trendy downtown neighbourhood, where he allegedly ripped off multiple …

Housing

Naked Mona Lisa By Da Vinci, Discovered In France, Is Rocking The Art World

It’s entitled ‘Joconde Nue’ and ’Monna Vanna,’ and French scientists studying the charcoal drawing of a topless woman with a face similar to that of the Mona Lisa, the best known portrait in the world exposed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, believe it was at least partially painted by Leonardo Da …

Art

Considering Chinatown: boundaries, impacts and going slow & messy

Chinatown’s boundary has been shaped by many factors beyond the community’s control. Industry on False Creek, rail yards, ship yards crowded the …

Urban Design

Vancouver Public Library Special Collections — The perfect accessory! Woman with swan on...

Screw the gift economy, a reply to Clay Shirky

I came across a post today by Gaby Dunn called “Get rich or die vlogging: The sad economics of internet fame.” Dunn gives us YouTube and Instagram …

Jack Dorsey

Royal Theatre, 144 East Hastings, Monday 20 March 1933The lobby of the Royal Theatre (originally the Pantages, recently demolished) was…

Royal Theatre, 144 East Hastings, Monday 20 March 1933<p>The lobby of the Royal Theatre (originally the Pantages, recently demolished) was blown to smithereens from a bomb powerful enough to also smash windows out of the Balmoral and Dawson buildings across the street. Although the case was never solved, it was most likely the work of the American mafia, specifically, Wilie “the Pimp” Bioff, who was trying to take control of IATSE, the theatrical workers’ union, in order to extort the big …

illustratedvancouver:

<i>Vancouver Confidential</i>, the final version of the book cover; painting by Tom Carter. It’s official! I’m having a book launch, along with over a dozen of my close associates! I had initially posted the book here but a brand new painting has been completed just for the cover! The cover image shows Hastings and Main from an imagined elevated perspective, giving you a unique vantage point of downtown through a dense stretch of brilliant neon and bustling city streets. This book is not an art …

I Love Transit 2014

August 28, 2014, 3:58 pm<p><i>It’s I Love Transit Week and we’re lucky to have Jason Vanderhill, Translinked and Illustrated Vancouver, write a guest blog</i> …

Carter the Mysterious, Tuesday 14 July 1914

Carter the Mysterious, Tuesday 14 July 1914<p>If you were looking for something to do a century ago today to help take your mind off of the war breaking out in Europe, you might have headed down to the Pantages Theatre to check out Carter the Mysterious, a magician on a double bill with “The Lion’s Bride,” a 1913 film about a girl and her lion BFF that gets jealous of her fiance.<p>Source: FineArtAmerica.com

TransLinked

The Quest to Save LA's Century-Old Batchelder Tiles

On the ground floor of a run-down, four-story building at 217 West 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles, on the block between South Broadway and South Spring, is one of the city's greatest interior-architecture treasures: an enchanting installation of custom tiles that renowned Pasadena artist and …

What’s for Dinner? Historical Menus! | Digitization Centre

The digital Chung Collection features a lot of really fascinating material, but unfortunately the collection is so large we haven’t finished making …

University of British Columbia

Downtown from Nelson and Burrard, 1920s

Downtown from Nelson and Burrard, 1920s<p>There are some familiar landmarks here - the Court House (now Art Gallery), the Vancouver Block, and the Sun Tower - and others that haven’t survived, most notably the second Hotel Vancouver. Note the sea of houses that once covered much of downtown and Burrard Street in the lower left, with a parking lane in the middle of the road. The Burrard Street Bridge was still about five years away, which would transform that street. The big smoke stack in the …

Vancouver looking northwest, 1939

Vancouver looking northwest, 1939<p>Showing the Sun Tower, Marine Building, Royal Bank, Dominion Building, Lotus Hotel, Arco Hotel, Woodwards, and Beacon Theatre. A few years later Woodward’s would hoist the big W on to the top of their mini Eiffel Tower to replace the beacon in this photo, which was confusing to air traffic. The rail yard in the lower left is now International Village mall. This was likely taken from the Gasometer Tower on Carrall near the viaduct.<p>Source: Photo by Leonard Frank …

Urban Sketcher: The Vancouver Drawings

Drawing

Earth Sciences Building Ceiling, University of...

3998 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver