Vancouver redevelopment project honours building’s industrial past

December 10, 2015 12:53 pm

the vancouver sun

A Vancouver developer is breathing new life into a Second World War-era industrial building in Mount Pleasant with the aim of expanding and returning the space to its high-tech origins.

Built in 1942 by Australian-born Henry Holdsby Simmonds — the architect behind Vancouver’s Stanley Theatre and Odeon theatre chain — the building at East 5th and Ontario Street once housed the Cemco Electrical Manufacturing Company. Back then it was staffed by workers making radio and radar components for the allied war effort.

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