This is the seventh annual Heritage Vancouver Top10 Endangered Sites, now recognized as the authoritative list of Vancouver’s threatened heritage resources. It is, as always, difficult to keep the list to ten.
Back this year in the No. 1 spot is Burrard Bridge, now even closer to desecration by the City’s current disregard. Also back are Malkin Bowl, the Vogue Theatre, St. Paul’s Hospital, the iconic 2400 Motel on Kingsway, and our endangered schools.
And, while we were so pleased to strike several sites — Evergreen, Kogawa House and Firehall No. 15 — off the list as saved, a host of new sites rushed into the vacant spots, including the apartments of South Granville, the 100 block of East Hastings, the 900-1000 block of Main Street, and old Japantown.
Underlying the entire list is a significant theme — endangered districts and neighbourhoods.