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Something Old/Something New: Adaptive Reuse and Industrial Heritage
February 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Early Mount Pleasant saw residential development spurred on by the opening of the streetcar line up Main Street and west along Broadway, while industry was attracted to the shoreline of False Creek which brought sawmills and shipyards. Up the hill, the neighbourhood’s numerous creeks helped spur on smaller operations including an emerging brewing industry.
Today much of that early legacy of development can be found with these former industrial sites adapted to new uses. Join historian John Atkin to explore the challenges and benefits of adaptive reuse with examples found in this historic neighbourhood.
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