Orum OF THE WEEK
RAPID TRANSIT has a profound effect on the urban landscape. Construction is scheduled to start for the Broadway subway in 2020, and there is a growing interest in what the extension of Skytrain’s Millennium Line could mean to one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.
The 5.7-kilometre line will pass under Mount Pleasant. In addition, one of its six stations will be located on Main Street near Kingsway, at the heart of the charming district. The Heritage Vancouver Society is holding a panel discussion on this subject at 7 p.m. on November 15 at SFU Woodward’s (149 West Hastings Street).
Speakers include newly installed Green city councillor Michael Wiebe, who owns the local Eight ½ Restaurant Lounge. The others are resident and transit user Alyssa Myshok, transportation expert Tamim Raad, and Much & Little clothing boutique owner Sarah Savoy. Heritage Vancouver Society executive director Bill Yuen will serve as moderator.