The Georgia Straight - - Housing -

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.

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