Project News – June 8, 2015

Central City Shopping Centre

Central City Shopping Centre is getting an upgrade at the East Entry! StructureCraft is on site today installing the parallel strand lumber (PSL) support columns, which will be the main feature at the new entrance. Once the columns are installed, they will be wrapped in glass, similar to the main entry at the North Plaza. Photos thanks to Turnbull Construction Project Managers.

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Events – April 23, 2015

Richmond Art Gallery Exhibit – Richmond/Kowloon


Drop by the Richmond Art Gallery on Saturday afternoon to view Greg Girard’s new photographic exhibit Richmond/Kowloon.  

Vancouver-based Greg Girard spent three decades working and living in Asia examining the social and physical transformations of some of its largest cities through his photographic work. Richmond/Kowloon includes photographs documenting Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong as well as a new body of photographic images of Richmond, BC and its residents.

At 2 pm, Greg will be joining Bing Thom and others for a panel discussion titled ‘Curse of the Livable City.’  Details can be found at

Links, Project News – April 22, 2015

Xiqu Centre Construction Camera and Time Lapse

Located at the junction of Canton Road and Austin Road in Hong Kong, the Xiqu Centre is the inaugural venue for the West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Blending art, education and open space, the Xiqu Centre will preserve and reinvent Cantonese opera and other Chinese traditional theatre for Hong Kong and beyond. It will also showcase different xiqu styles to help nurture new artists and develop new audiences for this remarkable art form.

You can follow the progress of the construction on site through this link

Events – October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Metro Vancouver!

Treatcount 2014

In partnership with the Vancouver Sun, BTA’s 3rd annual online trick-or treat count is on again tonight. Tell us the nearest intersection to where you live, how many trick-or-treaters you received and what type of candy you gave out. Email or post a message on Twitter with the hashtag #treatcount2014. Looking forward to the results!

Treatcount 2014

Events – October 18, 2014

Lego Literacy Building Challenge 2014!


BTA has once again entered the 2014 Lego Literacy Building Challenge. This year’s theme is Imagination. Come see it at Central City Shopping Centre this Saturday and Sunday between Winners and Futureshop.

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Project News – September 24, 2014

A Busy Spring and Summer at the Guildford Aquatics Centre


It’s a been busy Spring and Summer at the Guildford Aquatics Addition site. Some major milestones that have been accomplished has been the completion of the structural roof wood trusses, the enclosure of the building, and the precast concrete panels for the outside of the pool. Here are some photos on the progress on the site.

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Events – September 8, 2014

Bing Thom to deliver Margolese Toronto Lecture


All are welcome to attend a special presentation of the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize Lecture in Toronto which will feature a keynote by 2013 winner, Bing Thom. The award recognizes a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of living environments for Canadians of all economic classes.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Design Exchange in Toronto. A reception will follow at 7:30pm. The Design Exchange is located at 234 Bay Street in Toronto.

For more information on the award, see UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize.

Thank you Andrew Yeung for the photographs.

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