Category Archives: Brown Bag Lunch

City Conversations: Making Orphan Spaces into Community Places

Thursday, October 17 City Conversations: Making Orphan Spaces into Community Places Time: 12:30-1:30pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free Every city has leftover bits of unloved land: weedy, muddy, derelict— orphaned, because nobody is responsible … Continue reading

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Lunch Poems September 18 SFU Harbour Centre

Canada’s Poet Laureate Fred Wah and Christine Leclerc featured at Sept 18 “Lunch Poems at SFU.” Presented by SFU Public Square, 12-1pm in SFU Harbour Centre’s Teck Gallery (515 W Hastings St.). Free admission, no registration required. Lunch Poems hosts well-known … Continue reading

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The Return of Residential Corner Stores and Coffee Houses

Thursday, September 5 City Conversations: The Return of Residential Corner Stores and Coffee Houses? Time: 12:30-1:30pm Place: Room 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free Before the 1950’s, Mom & Pop grocery stores were common features of Vancouver’s … Continue reading

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City Conversations: The Lost Pleasures of Social Eating

Day:  Thursday, June 6, 2013 Time: 12:30-1:30pm Place: Room 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free Take-out lunches. Heat-and-eat meals. Restaurant dinners with more buzz than conversation. Eating alone with the TV, or Twitter. For many, even if … Continue reading

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City Conversation — Where is Big TOO Big?

Vancouver has had periodic debates over heights of new buildings, first in downtown, then in some neighbourhoods like Mt. Pleasant. Successive councils have allowed developers to build taller buildings than zoning would otherwise allow, in trade for developers’ donations of … Continue reading

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Lunch Poems at SFU

Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique vibrant exchange of poetic ideas and cadence held the third Wednesday of every month, noon to 1 pm, in the Teck Gallery at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre Campus. The next lunch poems … Continue reading

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