WORK IN PROGRESS
2010: A relic of B.C.'S retailing past is brought back to life when the Woodward's building reopens in the fall. The Vancouver development on Hastings–with its mix of affordable and market housing, gallery space, retail and an SFU satellite campus–is a pivot point for Canada's “poorest postal code.” Whether that pivot toward gentrification has been good for all concerned remains hotly debated. 2015: One of the most successful e-commerce plays of the past decade, Indochino, sees Victoria-based founder Kyle Vucko step down. The retailer, a pioneer in selling made-tomeasure suits online, has made the rare evolution from web to bricks-andmortar in recent years: by 2020, it anticipates 150 retail outlets worldwide. 2016: B.C. biotech giant QLT Inc. merges with Boston-based Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and becomes Novelion Therapeutics Inc. QLT was started by scientist Julia Levy and four others as Quadra Logic Technologies in 1981; its Visudyne, used for treating macular degeneration, would become the most lucrative drug in the history of eye medicine.