Archive for the ‘Beautification’ Category
As it Comes by Raymond Boisjoly presents its text like a credit from a B-list horror film.
Read more about this public art exhibit at TheCanadaline.com
Neil Wyles, President of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association (BIA), scanning a QR code on the new Yaletown History board.
The Yaletown BIA has created twenty of these vignettes to showcase important historical events and fun facts. The boards are being installed throughout our neighbourhood along Vancouver’s Historical Steamline Walk on Davie, Hamilton, and Mainland Streets.
Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers took to the streets again this May in a city-wide cleanup campaign. Most of the KVS cleanup events take place from May 1-31 but there are community groups who organize cleanups throughout the year.
New street furniture has arrived in Yaletown today!
The 5 new Chapel benches were similarly commissioned to the 4 benches that arrived last week. These new benches were designed by Nathan Wiens and manufactured by his company, Chapel Arts.
The Chapel Benches were created in celebration of Vancouver’s (and Yaletown’s) 125th birthday. The new furniture is a gift to the citizens of Vancouver and our neighbourhood, from the businesses of Yaletown (through the Yaletown BIA).
The benches have all been placed throughout the heritage district along the “Steam Line” walking route.
Celebrating Vancouver’s 125th birthday, the Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) has commissioned new benches for Yaletown.
Come take a look! The “Rail Benches” are installed along Mainland Street, between Helmcken and Nelson.
The benches are created from reclaimed warehouse beams from Yaletown. To tie in Yaletown’s history, the benches were designed to be reminiscent of past Yaletown industries, as a warehouse district and rail yard.
Have you noticed something different in Yaletown?
The first few days of Spring have come and flowers are blooming! We’ve brought back the very popular Yaletown Crew for a quick Spring clean up of the area.
Please keep your eyes open for a few more changes in the area, as Yaletown inherits new Akebono Cherry trees for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Birthday Blossoms.
.. Did a train just stop beside Yaletown Park?
What is happening?
The Yaletown BIA has located an authentic, decommissioned railway caboose near Mainland and Nelson, alongside Yaletown Park. This is part of a “heritage street furnishings” program undertaken by the Yaletown BIA to commemorate Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary in 2011.
What is it for ?
This caboose is an icon and a landmark, recalling the railway history of Yaletown and the connection that Vancouver has long had with rail transportation. The caboose will initially serve as an event centre for community events such as Christmas Toy Drive, Halloween and some celebrations of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary in 2011.
The City of Vancouver has installed a little addition to Yaletown’s street signs.
While Downtown Vancouver has the Vancouver skyline on theirs…we thought it was a good idea to spread some love in Yaletown.
New banners are up throughout the Heritage district to launch the Taste of Yaletown coming October 13, 2010. There are a series of 4 delicious “taste” banners and 4 more “concept” banners to show off fresh Yaletown’s style.
Once again the smiling faces of our Yaletown Crew are out on streets and hard at work! All summer the youth crew will be removing graffiti, planting flowers and doing a number of beautification projects in Yaletown.
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