These Vancouver Apartments Are Filled With Character And That’s Just The Lobby

Many West End apartment buildings were built during 1950 to 1970 in Vancouver. These buildings had a similar design and Emily Carr photographer Chris Gergley put together a series of images focusing on the uniqueness of each apartment lobby. Photographed from outside looking through the glass entrances, a personality of each building emerges from the décor and colours.

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In 1950, these apartments were rented for less than your mobile phone bill and gym membership.

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Most of these apartment buildings don’t have elevators and didn’t include an in-suite laundry.

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An apartment back in the day cost 2-3 times the average annual income to buy. It’s at least 10x that now.

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Maintenance fees were less than 2 large pizzas today.

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Door to door peddlers were common and disliked in those days similar to spam emails today.

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There’s a strong American and Californian influence in some of the building names.

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If your building had a buzzer, it was considered modern.

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Discover all of Chris Gergley’s photos here.

17 Brunch Buffets in Vancouver Perfect For Mother’s Day

Why limit your Mom to only pancakes for brunch on Mother’s Day? Show your appreciation and take her to one of these 17 great Brunch buffet restaurants in Metro Vancouver where she can pick and choose from a bountiful and endless selection. It’s the perfect way to say I love you and your Dad will probably love it even more!

Café Pacifica at Pan Pacific Vancouver
10:30am – 2:30pm
300-999 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5
604-895-2480
Adults $84 / Children $42 / Seniors $80
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The American Grille at Vancouver Airport Marriott
Seatings at 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 12:30 pm
7571 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
604-232-2804
Adults $41.95 / Children $18.95
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ARC Restaurant at The Fairmont Waterfront
11:30am – 3:30pm
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
604-691-1818
Adults $72 / Children $36 / Seniors $61
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The Boathouse
Various locations
Adults $39.99 / Children $16.99
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Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant
11:30am
Empire Landmark Hotel
1400 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1B9
604-687-0511
Adults $45.95 / Children $20.95 / Seniors $30.95
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The Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar
11am – 2pm
567 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
Tel: (604) 689-8862
Adults $39 / Children $19
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Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
10:30am – 2:30pm
1253 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
604-685-7070
Adults $59 / Children $25
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e.b.o Restaurant at The Delta Burnaby Hotel
4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby BC V5G 1C7
604-453-0788
Adults $48
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Fresh Restaurant at Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond, BC V6X 3X9
604-279-8303
Adults $36.95 / Children $21.95 / Seniors $29.95
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Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre
10:30am – 2:30pm
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4
604-430-3337
Adults $40.00 / Children $15.00
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The Buffet at Grand Villa Casino
9:00am – 2:30pm
4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7
604-436-2211
Adults $15.95 / Seniors $13.95
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Harold’s Bistro & Bar at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
10:30 am – 3:00 pm
7551 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V6X 0B5
604-233-3968
Adults $39.95 / Children $21.50
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Mosaic Grille at Hyatt Regency Vancouver
10am – 2pm
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
604-639-4770
Adults $64 / Children $29
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Oru at Fairmont Pacific Rim
11:30am – 2:00pm
1038 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
604-695-5500
Adults $75
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River Rock Casino Resort
11am – 9pm
8811 River Road,
Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
Adults $39.95 / Children $22.95 / Senior $32.95
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Sutton Place Hotel
Seatings at 10:30am & 12:30pm
845 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6
604-642-2900
Adults $65.00 / Children $32.50
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YEW seafood + bar at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
10am – 3pm
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4
604-692-4939
Adults $89 / Children $40
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