Jessica Bean (cutyourthroat) wrote in abandonedplaces,
Jessica Bean

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Oh Woodwards, How I love thee

Welcome to Woodwards, built in 1903, abandoned in 1993.  She is the crownjewel of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside,the worst neighbourhood in Canada.  Personally, I love this neighbourhood,  the way you walk 5 minutes in the "wrong " direction fom the glitz of Robson or Granville you end up noticing over 6000 heroin and cocaine addicts, most of them single men wildly dancing to the beat of their own drummer down the street.  In 2002,almost 10 years after it's closure, squatters and housing activists ----> opened the building, resulting in a tent city around teh building for exactly 3 months before police "stormed" the building and cleared it for "public safety". It was virtually gutted, and made ---> near impossible to enter except for with city permits.

Tonight CBC Newsworld runs the documentary, -----> Woodwards:The competition

 Discussing future plans for the old Woodwards site, and how to clean up the DownTown Eastside before Vancouver's next big triumph.  The fucking 2010 Olympics. 

I'm sure you already know all about it.


  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment