Heritage Talks: Vancouver’s Main Post Office – The Role of the Community in Determining its Future

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7pm – 9 pm
#100 – 938 Howe St., Vancouver

Join Heritage Vancouver and send a message to the city that you are interested in maintaining the Heritage Post Office on West Georgia Street. We invite to you to provide input into future uses for Vancouver’s Main Post Office. The Canada Post building is one of the city’s last completely intact mid-century modern buildings and is made even more prominent by the fact that it occupies a full city block. The Post Office building that was owned by the people of Canada and Vancouver was sold on January 25th, 2013 to British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest institutional investment managers. To date there has been no opportunity for people to have a say in what uses they would like to see in the building once it is no longer used by Canada Post. Right now the future of the Post Office block is uncertain and is in the hands of the successful owner / developer and the City of Vancouver.

Heritage Vancouver is providing the community with the opportunity to express their ideas about the kind of uses they would like to see in the building. All comments will be passed along to the City of Vancouver and will be made available through community media. People who are unable to attend the conversation will have the opportunity to provide their ideas after the event.

To kick off the conversation we have invited, Philip Boname, of Urbanics Consultants, Patricia Bourque of Bourque Bruegger Architects, and Bruno Freschi, a distinguished architect best known for his role as chief architect for Expo 86. Let’s send the message to our city government that the people of Vancouver have an interest in what happens to this prominent building.