How Streetcars and Real Estate Shaped Vancouver

Event Details

University Women’s Club at Hycroft

As part of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Evening Lectures at Hycroft series, Historian and Author, John Atkin, will examine how today’s Vancouver is very much a product of a streetcar system begun in 1889 that would open up vast areas for development. Real estate promoters wished, politicians cajoled and residents petitioned for new rail lines to service their corner of the city. Vancouver developed (and sometimes didn’t) along and around the routes of the BC Electric railway’s tracks.

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