Coming soon to Yaletown
Be on the lookout for these things coming to Yaletown this Summer:
MAKE MUSIC VANCOUVER
A fantastic free event is coming to Yaletown this Summer!
On June 21st, Make Music Vancouver
will bring in hundreds of bands to the streets and businesses of Yaletown. This event gives the local music community an opportunity to step up and share their passion for music. Make Music Vancouver
is a part of "Fête de la musique", a global event that began in France in 1982. The event brings both experienced and emerging musical talents to the streets on the longest day of the year (June 21st). Last year, Make Music Vancouver brought out 150 local bands and 20,000 people for the free outdoor event
Are you a musician, or do you know a band that would like to perform during this event? Please contact the Yaletown BIA
so that we can have them included in the City permit.
The Yaletown BIA has produced 20 story boards which will be attached to street lamp poles on the "Steamline Walking Route
" along Hamilton & Mainland St. These boards will create a self-guided history tour that you can enjoy as you walk the streets of the neighbourhood. Each board has a unique story, fun-facts, or before-and-after photos of the neighbourhood. Watch out, this tour will be expanded soon to include even more streets with more stories.
History boards will be installed this summer! Check out all the locations online here: http://yaletowninfo.com/visitors/walking-tours/yaletown-history-boards/
PLACES THAT MATTER
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has approved 2 of the Yaletown BIA's nominations for "Places that Matter
". The 2 locations that will receive plaques at an event in the near future are:
- Recreation Park: The first Athletic Park, located in the 5 acres bordered by Smithe St, Nelson St, Hamilton St and Homer St. This recreation park had a stadium and playing field. This park opened in 1905 and survived until 1913.
- First Gas Station: Canada’s first gas station opened in 1907 at the southeast corner of Cambie and Smythe (now spelled Smithe) in Yaletown. This station was operated by the Imperial Oil Company, where pails were hand-dipped into a large wooden barrel of gasoline and then transferred to cars.