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Walking Tour – Gore: The Avenue That Slashes the East End

April 27, 2019
10 AM – 12 PM

Via the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:

“Look at a map of early Vancouver and you’ll see that Gore Avenue is at an odd angle. One of the first streets laid out by loggers before surveyors, Gore Street existed before most adjacent streets. From Hastings Mill through Railtown, the Japanese District, past the elements of church and state, along the old boundary of Chinatown, to the original margin of False Creek, no other street in Vancouver delivers so much in nine blocks.”

Tour Leader – John Douglas Belshaw is a second generation Vancouverite who lives in the East End. He is a graduate of Douglas College, UBC, SFU and the London School of Economics. John is a history professor with Thompson Rivers University and currently teaches courses online. He is the author and co-author of several histories of BC and Vancouver, including Vancouver Confidential (2014), Vancouver Noir: 1930-1960 (2011) and Becoming British Columbia: A Population History (2009). He is also the author of two truly mammoth histories of Canada, both of which are used in university classrooms across the country.

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