Gastown Throwback: The Holland Block

Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:00
In our latest throwback, we're profiling Holland Block, home to the newly-opened, Buro Coffee, One of a Few, M.I.A., and Blueprint Events. 

Gastown Artist/Designer exhibits “Sense of Silence” in Fluevog’s Flagship store Pt 2

Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:00
Fluevog is no stranger to exhibiting astonishing works. On Tuesday September 17th, a collaborative sculpture called “Sense of Silence” was installed near the entrance of their flagship space. We chatted with Kendra Patton, Project Coordinator for Fluevog’s Retail Store Design,…

Gastown Artist/Designer exhibits “Sense of Silence” in Fluevog’s Flagship store

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 08:00
Fluevog's flagship space has displayed astonishing art pieces in-store, and this month, they’re welcoming "Sense of Silence", a collaborative art installation by Gastown designer and artist, Lee Roberts and furniture designer, Nicholas Meyer. We caught up with Lee to discuss his…

Lamplighter Pub to host Guinness World Record pinball marathon attempt

Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:00
Could you play pinball for 28 hours straight? Pinball champion Eden Stamm is aiming to make to history at The Lamplighter.

Gastown Throwback: Maple Tree Square & The Brynes Block

Thursday, 06 August 2015 09:00
Often referred to as the heart of Gastown, Maple Tree Square is the original site of Gassy Jack’s first bar and near one of Vancouver’s oldest buildings, The Brynes Block.

Gastown Grand Prix Then and Now

Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:00
Of all the neighbourhoods to have an archive of interesting old photographs from years ago and eras passed, may we toot our own (bike) horn for a moment here, and suggest that we might have the best of the best?

Gastown Throwback: Stark’s Glasglow House

Thursday, 18 June 2015 08:00
Locals and travellers from all around the world congregate to The Cambie Hostel & Pub - a legendary establishment that has seen its fair share of memorable events. The Cambie houses one of Vancouver’s oldest pubs, which sits inside a 116 year-old building,…

Remembering the Great Vancouver Fire

Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:00
It was 129 years ago, on June 13th 1886, that Vancouver was completely destroyed by fire.

Nooks & Crannies of Gastown

Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:00
As a neighbourhood characterized by its storied architecture, Gastown is full of intriguing passages and hideaways. Photogenic nooks and crannies make Gastown a place you’ll want to saunter through. Here are a few spots to discover the next time you…

Gastown on the Small Screen

Friday, 22 May 2015 09:30
Recently, Gastown has seen the likes of costumed superheroes, whimsical spirits, and other interesting faces from some of the hottest shows on television. Here’s a look at some of the notable characters spotted around the neighbourhood.

Before Bauhaus, There was The Boulder Hotel

Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:00
The corner of Carrall and Cordova is buzzing with the opening of Bauhaus Restaurant. The new establishment showcases upscale German cuisine inside one of Gastown’s most celebrated buildings, The Boulder Hotel. In honour of their opening, we dug through the…

Gastown Tattoo Breaks Stereotype with Distinct Style

Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:00
Gastown Tattoo Parlour, one of the city’s busiest tattoo shops, pays tribute to the tradition of tattooing with custom art and a ‘zero-attitude’ policy.

Unveiling SmartyPantz, Downtown Vancouver’s First Escape Room

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:00
Are escape rooms the next big thing? Chris Ricard and Dan Civiero certainly think so. Last week, the entrepreneurial duo launched Downtown Vancouver’s first escape room, with plans to expand across Western Canada.

Looking Back at The Grand & The Terminus Hotel

Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:00
Since it’s Heritage Week (and throwback Thursday), we did a little digging through the Vancouver Archives for a dose of Gastown history. Here’s the story behind two prominent heritage buildings on Water Street.

A Day in the Life of an Art Curator

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:00
There’s nothing like getting lost in great art. In our latest series, we introduce key people in Gastown’s art scene, who curate an exclusive range of award-winning works. Nigel Reading of Spirit Wrestler Gallery shares insight on his role as…

Lest We Forget

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00
The City of Vancouver is hosting a ceremony at 10am today in Victory Square to recognize the contribution our veterans have made and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada.

Gastown Makeup Students Looking for a Halloween Model

Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:00
Halloween is a makeup artists’ favourite time of year. This spooky celebration is a chance to transform looks from the imagination to the skin. The makeup students at John Casablancas Institute use the latest techniques to design avant-garde looks for…

Gastown Throwback: The Dominion Hotel

Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:00
Next time you're hanging at the Lamplighter, Clough Club, or Barber & Co, you can throw these cool facts at your friends.

Gastown Throwback: The Packing House

Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:00
A look back at the historic Gastown building known as the Packing House. 

Meet Stuart Teekasingh of Great Tradition Tattoo

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:00
Stuart Teekasingh is a man of many talents. He’s worked as a lead graphic designer, fine artist – and now, he’s going back his original roots in tattoo artistry. After years of creative soul searching, Stuart decided to open his own tattoo…

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