SkyTrain Explorer Chapter 5: Main Street-Science World Station

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On Saturday I took the walk around the Main Street-Science World SkyTrain station as suggested by John Atkin in his book SkyTrain Explorer: Heritage Walks From Every Station, and created a section for it here on Just a Gwai Lo. My favourite photos are Green Empty Benches, the signs at the end of Ontario St. (seen to the right) and the elevated SkyTrain guideways. It took a few minutes to spot the Seeds and Feed advertisement, but I found it after walking to the westernmost side of the block behind the building.

The neighbourhood surrounds False Creek, which, from the book, we learn “got its name from a notation made on a map by one of Captain Vancouver's crew who thought the body of water might be a river but turned out to be a 'false creek'.” Various sources, Discover Vancouver among them, say the member of Vancouver's crew was Captain George Richards.

I hear parts of Main Street south of Broadway are nice too. Almost 10 years in this city—at least the regional district—and I've never been to Q.E. Park. During the summer I shouldn't have any trouble finding an excuse to go.

2000 Ontario St.

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Submitted by deleted on Sat 2013-05-18 15:04 #

across the street...........

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A Quiet Memorial at Thornton Park

Remembering and listing the 14 women killed at L'École Polytechnique on December 6th, 1989.

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The Yahoo 360° Canada team use this photo to adorn their blog post commemorating the École Polytechnique massacre.

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Barbara Daigneault Memorial at Thornton Park

Part of the memorial for the 14 women murdered at L'École Polytechnique in 1989. There's one for each student murdered, listed at the Wikipedia page for the École Polytechnique massacre.

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Argo Cafe: Full Course Meals

Not open on weekends.

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Angiotech International Building

1618 Station St., part of the False Creek Research Park.

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Submitted by WestCoast Frog on Sun 2006-04-30 23:40 #

if only it did...

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