Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, 13 March 2015 09:00
St. Patrick’s Day is a long-standing tradition that gathers people from all walks of life to hoist a pint in honour of the Saint Patron. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, The Irish Heather, Six Acres and Blarney Stone…

Gastown Wins Best Neighbourhood for Dining

Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:00
The results are in! Georgia Straight readers submitted their favourites to give a comprehensive snapshot of what makes the Lower Mainland scene so vibrant in the 18th Annual Golden Plates Awards. Thank you for voting Gastown as the best neighbourhood for dining…

Escape Room Digs Date Back to the Turn of the Century

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:00
Visitors to downtown Vancouver’s first escape room, Smarty Pantz, weave their way through two of Gastown’s historic buildings – the Runkle Block and the Cook Block.

Designer, Pierre Derreumaux Curates a Unique Home Collection at Espace d.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:00
Pierre Derreumaux has a forte for home décor. For years, he used his design expertise to help clients create their dream space, and today, he’s got his very own, complete with a unique collection of goods gathered from travels to…


Monday, 09 March 2015 08:24
This week’s list brings a few unique surprises including Bambudda’s Games of Thrones cocktail event, Guilt & Company’s live improv night, and more.

LUMAS brings a 'liberation of art' to Gastown

Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:00
When the Berlin-based founders of LUMAS launched their first gallery in 2004, they were anomalies in the art market. This month, Gastown joins the ranks, bringing a curated selection of authentic and limited edition works to the corner of Water…

Measure Accounting’s, Rob Leadley, Knows Some Sh!t

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 08:00
When you book a meeting with a company that has the word ‘accounting’ in it’s name, you envision piles of receipts and calculators with paper rolls, not the creative office overlooking Cordova Street that’s home to CMA-CPA, Rob Leadley.

How to Gastown Like a Local

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:00
Notice something different? In the past few months, Gastown has welcomed new additions in food, fashion and culture. Here are some exciting newcomers (and offerings) to look out for on your next tour de Gastown.


Monday, 02 March 2015 09:00
It feels a little more stylish thanks to the opening of Neighbour’s new woman’s location. Among the list of events, LUMAS gallery will showcase a first-ever Canadian exhibition in their grand opening event.

Salida 7 Serves up Spanish Style with Local Flair

Friday, 27 February 2015 09:00
If you’re craving a taste of Spain, new restaurant, Salida 7, celebrates tradition with a twist. Since opening in October, they have shifted from authentic dishes to inspired tapas for a style that’s all their own.

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.

This is #MyGastown - with Viranlly Liemena (aka @viranlly)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:00
Want to see Gastown the way we see it? We’re enlisting the people who work, live and play in the neighbourhood to give you an insider’s look. Welcome to #MyGastown.


Monday, 23 February 2015 09:00
Art has found a new home behind Gastown's Steam Clock. This week, the neighbourhood will tip its hat to international art, visual display, denim culture, and other stylish endeavours. Here's a list of events to keep on your radar.

BRUSH Salon Opens with a Blowout

Friday, 20 February 2015 08:00
For stylists, Michael Gibson and Calvyn Cass, life is too short to have boring hair. The pair recently opened BRUSH Salon on Cordova and the response is blowing them away.

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.

The Scoop on Streetwear Fashion

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:00
Wearing streetwear is a statement. It’s style with attitude for risk-oblivious dressers looking to break free from the crowd. If this describes your fashion manifesto, check out Gastown’s hub of streetwear retailers. These shops are always stocking something cool and…

A Guide to Coffee & Breakfast in Gastown

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:00
How you start the day is very important – and that’s when a great breakfast comes into play. Whether it’s a pre-work nosh, or leisurely meal, you can look forward to some signature offerings at one of Gastown’s independent establishments.


Friday, 13 February 2015 10:00
Champagne without the caviar, and dessert without the frosting – Mosquito, a new dessert lounge, has debuted on Water Street. This week’s list also includes the launch of Notturno’s wine dinner series, Bambudda’s Dumpling Festival, and Six Acres' Cask Night.

Gastown on the Silver Screen – Fifty Shades of Grey

Friday, 13 February 2015 09:00
Gastown is often seen as the heart of Hollywood North and continues to draw big names. If you live or work around the neighbourhood, you’ve probably taken note of the prime filming locations. For decades, camera crews have frequented Gastown's storied…

Setting the Stage for an Unforgettable Oscar Party

Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:00
Whether you’re pulling for Birdman or Boyhood, plan an Oscar gathering that will have friends toasting you long past the last speech of the evening.

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