KEV Deadscapes

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King Edward Village Photo Gallery

 
 
This selection of thirteen photographs is intended to illustrate points made in a companion account of Kingsway & Knight, Vancouver’s first “neighbourhood centre” planning. The views deliberately focus on the Kingsway “front door” and the interior courtyard “living room,” with no attention given to the King Edward Avenue and Knight Street backsides.

 
 
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     Entire Kingsway Frontage of King Edward Village
 

 
 
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     East Side Kingsway Curb Cut with Parking Tunnel
 

 
 
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     East of Center TD Canada Trust Kingsway Streetwall
 

 
 
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     TD Canada Trust Kingsway Street Door — Not Used
 

 
 
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     Service Canada Devitalizes Prime Corner West of Kingsway Archway
 

 
 
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     West of Center Service Canada Kingsway Streetwall
 

 
 
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     Service Canada Kingsway Street Door
 

 
 
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     Interior Courtyard — Mainly for Vehicles
 

 
 
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     Longer View of Interior Courtyard with Dumpster and Delivery Truck
 

 
 
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     Interior Courtyard with Another Parking Tunnel
 

 
 
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     Interior Courtyard Dwarfed by Roadways
 

 
 
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     Interior Courtyard with Unfinished Space Still Seeking First Tenant — First View
 

 
 
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     Interior Courtyard with Unfinished Space Still Seeking First Tenant — Second View
 
 

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Written by eyeonnorquay

22 August 2013 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Photos

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  1. King Edward Village : i lived in this dump for 4 years — it had brothels, gangsters, mentally deranged residents and too many renters. the police were there daily to deal with the great unwashed. the buildings are poorly managed by Colyvan Pacific — who seem to have a too-close relationship with the Aquilinis. very few repairs were done. it was dirty. there were huge cracks in the underground parking. when it rained heavily, water poured in. no amount of complaining seem to matter. all requests to the Aquilinis to come fix the horrid mess were unheeded. no one was surprised when the library flooded. this whole complex is poorly built with substandard building material. it will be covered in blue tarps one day soon near the 10 year mark — so 2018. the city of vancouver gave the developer the go-ahead and then walked away. proper building inspections were not carried out. and now the COV is suing the innocent people who bought into this atrocity.

    janet

    27 December 2014 at 12:41 pm


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