Monthly Archives: May 2014

Supreme Court judgment released in WEN legal challenge to STIR, Rental 100: Initial response by WEN

MEDIA RELEASE Judgment released in WEN legal challenge to STIR, Rental 100: Court finds that City has almost unlimited power to define Housing Affordability as “Affordable Housing is Housing Someone can Afford” (Vancouver, 30-May-2014)  West End Neigbours reports today that … Continue reading

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Video, media of Vancouver heritage advocates at threatened Legg Residence, 1241 Harwood, 25-May-2014

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, between 100 and 200 citizens gathered despite heavy rain to put a spotlight on issues surrounding the accelerating loss of heritage homes in Vancouver. This event was held in front of the Legg Residence at … Continue reading

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Photos of 1241 Harwood, Legg Residence, locals’ event to stop heritage demolition, May 18, 2014

About 200 people stopped by and talked to organizers Shahla and Paulette, who organized this four-hour event to raise awareness about the Legg Residence and explain that it didn’t have to be this way. Many people felt the same!

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“Stop the Demolitions” major event planned at threatened heritage home – 1241 Harwood, The Legg Residence, May 25 (Sun) 3 pm

“Stop the Demolitions” 3 pm on Sunday, May 25, 2014 1241 Harwood Street Update on speakers: Michael Kluckner (artist, author, and heritage activist) Elizabeth Murphy (Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver) Adriane Carr (Vancouver City Councillor) While demolition equipment has been moved … Continue reading

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Locals to protest loss of trees, heritage, noon to 4 pm May 18 (Sun) at Legg Residence, 1241 Harwood

We are passing on this message as a public service. Protest the loss of trees and heritage at Legg Residence 12 noon to 4 pm, May 18, 2014 (Sun) Location: 1241 Harwood For information or to support the effort, please … Continue reading

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Demolition coming for Legg Residence (1241 Harwood): Zoning explained – How much height and density did the City really have to give the property owner?

(This article is copied from CityHallWatch with permission. Neighbours are planning a protest this weekend, ahead of demolition slated for May 20. Stay tuned.) There’s been some confusion in recent media reports about the upcoming demolition of the Legg Residence (the … Continue reading

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VPD Women’s Personal Safety Workshop, May 15, 2014, West End Community Centre

(Public Service Announcement) The Community Policing Services Unit and the West End – Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre are hosting a personal safety workshop for women.

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Crane coming down today: Westbank Tower at Comox and Broughton (The Lauren – 1051 Broughton Street)

Today is another page in a long saga in the West End — the story of St. John’s Church site at the corner of Comox and Broughton Streets. The construction crane is coming down (though work continues on the exterior … Continue reading

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Status update – WEN legal challenge on STIR and Rental 100 programs

This is an update on WEN’s court case with the City of Vancouver regarding the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) and Rental 100. As of today, May 9, exactly a month has passed since the first of two days in … Continue reading

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