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Robson Street

John Robson (1824 - 1892) was a journalist and politician who served as the ninth premier of British Columbia. In 1859, upon news of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, Robson moved west to the then Colony of British Columbia from Upper Canada. Unsuccessful at prospecting, he settled in New Westminster, the capital of the new colony and began to become known in reformist circles as an articulate advocate of responsible government, for he was shortly hired as editor of a new newspaper, The British Columbian. His advocacy of devolution of power from the colonial governor, Sir James Douglas, to a democratically elected assembly brought him into conflict with the august and autocratic Douglas, who governed both British Columbia and the Colony of Vancouver Island from Victoria. Robson’s political and journalistic careers overlapped, as he served as mayor of ew Westminster, an MLA, a cabinet minister, and eventually premier. The West End street bearing Robson’s name was known in the years after World War II as Robsonstrasse, because of the European and German flavour of many of its cafés and shops. More recently it has sometimes been referred to as Rodeo Drive North!


Address #

NAME: The Really Big Condo Tower

DESCRIPTION:
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OWNER: 12345 Corporation
www.12345corporation.com

DEVELOPER: One of the usual suspects
www.usualsuspects.com

ARCHITECT: Some famous firm we’ve never heard of.
www.famousarchitect.ca

MARKETING: Another one of the usual suspects
www.reallybigmarketingfirm.com

ZONING
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HISTORY & CONTROVERSIES:
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SPECS:
Height: x feet / y metres / z stories
Strata Units: x
Market Rental Units: y
Social Housing Units: x
Parking Spaces: 135
Completion: Sometime soon

LINKS:
Various


Address #

NAME: The Really Big Condo Tower

DESCRIPTION:
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OWNER: 12345 Corporation
www.12345corporation.com

DEVELOPER: One of the usual suspects
www.usualsuspects.com

ARCHITECT: Some famous firm we’ve never heard of.
www.famousarchitect.ca

MARKETING: Another one of the usual suspects
www.reallybigmarketingfirm.com

ZONING
Lorem ipsum dolor

HISTORY & CONTROVERSIES:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. 

SPECS:
Height: x feet / y metres / z stories
Strata Units: x
Market Rental Units: y
Social Housing Units: x
Parking Spaces: 135
Completion: Sometime soon

LINKS:
Various


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Kevin Dale McKeown
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