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2019 Heritage Award winners

Heritage Award winners include architects, community organizations, developers, writers, artists, and ordinary citizens. We recognize recipients for their extraordinary work efforts to preserve our diverse heritage throughout Vancouver's neighbourhoods.

Browse the winners from 2019.

Award categories

  • Honour: Demonstrates an outstanding contribution to heritage conservation, advocacy, education and awareness, or community revitalization
  • Merit: Projects that make an important contribution, in whole or in part, to heritage conservation, advocacy, education and awareness, or community revitalization
  • Recognition: Acknowledges an accomplishment, project, or effort which contributes to heritage conservation, advocacy, education and awareness, or community revitalization

Awards of honour

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the public tours and events at The Penthouse, speaking to an earlier culture and time capturing the experiences of a smaller city, and as it contributes to education and awareness.

  • Chinatown BBQ

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the initiative put toward the opening of the Chinatown BBQ, 130 East Pender St, translating intangible cultural values into a physical setting with economic benefits and as it contributes to local community revitalization.

  • Caroline Adderson

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes her leadership in illustrating, informing, influencing, and educating the public of issues around the loss of neighbourhood heritage character and community cohesiveness as it contributes to advocacy.

  • Exchange Building

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the sensitive restoration work on both the exterior facades and the interior elements comprising the elevator lobby of the Exchange Building, 475 Howe St, as it contributes to heritage conservation.

  • Burrard Street Bridge

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the restoration of structural and design elements, while introducing new elements in a respectful manner to allow for continued and improved public use of the Burrard Street Bridge, as it contributes to both heritage conservation and community revitalization.

  • Ludgate Residence

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the rehabilitation of the exterior, and important interior elements, of the Ludgate Residence, 2024 West 15th Ave, as it contributes to heritage conservation.

  • Strathcona Elementary School

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the innovative engineering work as part of a respectful approach to seismic upgrading and exterior rehabilitation of Strathcona Elementary School, 500-594 East Pender St, as it contributes to heritage conservation.

  • Places That Matter Plaque Project and Community History Resource website

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the Places That Matter Plaque Project and Community History Resource website, bringing life and vitality to cultural, historical, and architectural resources across the city, seeking public input on the stories of people, places, and events, as it contributes to education and awareness.

  • Lim Sai Hor Kow Mock Benevolent Association Building

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the sensitive rehabilitation of character-defining elements, in keeping with the original, of the Lim Sai Hor Kow Mock Benevolent Association Building, 525-531 Carrall St, as it contributes to heritage conservation and acknowledging the important role of this building in the community.

Awards of merit

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Mount Pleasant Heritage Group

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the efforts in raising and promoting public appreciation of both the neighbourhood’s history and the resources within the community, as it contributes to education and awareness.

  • Journeys of Hope

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the publication of Journeys of Hope - Challenging Discrimination and Building on Vancouver Chinatown's Legacies as it contributes to education and awareness, including a deeper understanding of struggle, resilience, and hope.

  • The Dorothies

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the efforts put towards retention, relocation and select rehabilitation of exterior elements of The Dorothies, 2814 West 41st Ave, as it contributes to community revitalization.

  • Brookhouse Residence

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the challenges of rehabilitating the exterior of a neighbourhood landmark, the Brookhouse Residence, 1872 Parker St, as it contributes to community revitalization.

  • Cambie Street Apartments

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the rehabilitation of the exterior of the Cambie Street Apartments, 2930 Cambie St, as it contributes to community revitalization.

  • Gables Estate

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the select rehabilitation of the exterior and interior elements, and the integration of new landscaping while respecting the historical components of the Gables Estate, 2106 SW Marine Dr, as it contributes to heritage conservation.

  • Vancouver Chinatown Food Security Report

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the Vancouver Chinatown Food Security Report as it strongly and clearly illustrates the cultural importance of food as an intangible value while contributing to community cohesiveness.

Awards of recognition

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Spencer Building

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the detailed rehabilitation work on the upper floors of the Spencer Building, 515 West Hastings St, as it contributes to heritage conservation.

  • Macken Residence

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the rehabilitation of the exterior of the Macken Residence, 1975 West 15th Ave, as it contributes to heritage conservation.

  • Heather Heritage Society

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the long-term efforts in promoting and publicizing the work necessary for the preservation of the Heather Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital as it contributes to advocacy.

  • 2018 Orpheum Theatre Tours

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the 2018 Orpheum Theatre Tours showcasing the historical and cultural importance of this civic heritage building, and as it contributes to civic education and awareness.

  • The Acadia

    By City of Vancouver

    This award recognizes the exterior rehabilitation of The Acadia, 609 Heatley Ave, as it contributes to community revitalization.

2019 jury

  • Mollie Massie
    Vancouver Heritage Commission
  • Janet Leduc
    Vancouver Heritage Commission
  • Denise Jacques
    Vancouver Heritage Commission
  • Peter Cardew, Architect
  • Denise Cook, Heritage Consultant