Yes We Can!

UPDATE on the proposed tree removal: I spoke with a city worker on the site who told me people were there this morning, and the trees are not going to be removed, they are redesigning something right now to care for the roots. Emails were circulated by business owners and residents! City responded! yes we…

Good News on Carrall Street

The Pennsylvania Hotel finally has opened its doors – providing housing for 44 people needing homes in the DTES. I took videos of the opening, posted them to Youtube and over to the Carrall Street Journal, so check them out. By the way, I decided kept the Carrall Street Journal going after all. (Of course,…

Hyper-Local on Carrall Street

This post is a duplicate of a page in my Carrall Street Journal. I started a blog named The Carrall Street Journal in March 2006, and it has been an on and off activity for me. My original ideas for it are listed below. They were a little bit out of scope, and I began…

Performance on Carrall Street this Tuesday

This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal. Art on Carrall – literally about Carrall Street. This is the kind of thing I’ve been thinking about for years, and now it looks like Althea Thauberger is making art about this street and its complexities. Can’t wait to walk out my…

Carrall Street Journal Returns: Hi Yo Silver, Away!!!!

After a too long hiatus, I’ve gone back to the Carrall Street Journal. Client work and a general disillusionment with the entire public process conspired and I left that blog to lie fallow. It was still getting hits, and now, after my recent meeting at the Gastown Heritage Area Planning Committee (the unpronounceable GHAPC), I…

Urine Smell Overpowers Me

All right, I’m Back Every year or so I come back to this blog about Carrall Street and report on the same old things. It wasn’t inspiring me, so I put my energies elsewhere. Still living here, still involved but it was so much the same old same old, I had no reason to tell…