It’s the first week of July (Happy belated Canada Day!), and that means it’s time to start thinking about the next Vancouver Urbanist Meetup!
This month we’ll be gathering at the Metropole Community Pub in Gastown. The Met is a great example of evolution of Gastown. The pub has retained its original mosaic tile floors, stained glass, exposed brick—and low prices. But more importantly, it remains connected to the local neighbourhood, employing local residents and donating 25% of its profits to community organizations in Gastown and the Downtown Eastside.
Come out and enjoy a cheap drink or affordable bite to eat with your fellow urbanists. There will be a lot to talk about, including the history and evolution of Gastown and the impact of the Woodward’s redevelopment. I’m also interested in hearing your reports from the recent Vancouver Urban Forum and Velo-City events.
The Metropole Community Pub is located at 320 Abbott St. (map) As always, feel free to drop in when you can and stay as long as you want. We’ll be there from 3 pm until at least 5 pm.