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Main Photo: 2003 1188 HOWE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "1188 HOWE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2267864
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Welcome to 1188 Howe located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver (Corner of Davie & Howe)! This 1 br & den (enclosed balcony) features a functional floor plan with good sized bedroom. Amenities include INDOOR pool, gym & shared laundry. Location close to YALETOWN... More details
Listed by One Percent Realty Ltd.
Listing information last updated on May 25, 2018 at 08:06 PM (UTC)
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Introducing Gastown

gastown2Gastown is the oldest neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver.

The original fledgling city was centred around what is now Gassy Jack Square but burnt down in the Great Fire of 1886.  The Alhambra on Carrall Street is now the oldest building in Vancouver.  The area is host to a wide variety of different stratas of society.  For many years the area fell into decay and became a ghetto for the homeless and many addicts of various substances.  However, with its proximity to the downtown core and its interesting heritage architecture it became a place of choice for many of the City’s artistic community and slowly a renaissance began.  Many of the original residents are still living here but in much improved housing thanks to the City.

Most if not all of the seriously bad old rooming houses have been renovated, The Pennsylvania, Ranier and Alhambra Hotels on  Carrall Street are probably the most recent renovations and look wonderful.  Hopefully, with more funding more of these old buildings can be restored. The area is gradually being gentrified but with sensitivity.

Several pioneers have led the way for the alternative self owned housing that is now flourishing in the neighbourhood.  The first self owned building was Mission House at 150 Alexander, this 1911 structure was refitted in the mid ’80’s and soon several other developers  at 27 Alexander (The Alexis), 41 Alexander (The Captain French) and 55 Alexander  gradually started to build and renovate.

Some of the other notable loft buildings in the area are 28 Powell, its neighbour The Globe, and Abbott Place at 233 Abbott.   Then about 14 years ago, Brad Holme, an old high school (Magee) friend of Nicholas Meyer, President of Downtown Suites, started to build some loft buildings on Cordova Street, The Van Horne (171 lofts) and Carrall Station (71 lofts).  Nicholas also has been part of the process serving on the City’s Carrall Street Greenway Steering Committee, the Gastown Historic Committee and several strata councils.

Currently,  there has been restoration of some wonderful architecture on Water Street, namely The Taylor Building across from the Steam clock at 310 Water, The Terminus, The Garage and The Bowman Block and Paris and the Paris Annex close by.

What were once run down old buildings are now very chic and home to fine restaurants, unique pubs i.e. The Irish Heather, boutiques and city residences; some of which are costing well in excess of a million dollars.  Possibly, the most notable contribution is the recent transformation of Woodward’s, an old department store bounded by Hastings, Cordova, Abbott and Cambie Streets.  The new version, still has the old original store but there are two towers (42 and 30 stories respectively) which will probably be the catalyst to transform the area forever. It now houses Simon Fraser University (SFU) School for the Contemporary Arts as well as banks and shopping.  Also close by with several campuses is the world renowned Vancouver Film School (VFS).



I’ve known and worked with Nicholas for the past 20 years. When it comes to rental suites, nobody knows the market better than him. You will always be satisfied utilizing not only his services but his knowledge is incredible.

I do not believe 20 years have gone by since we started doing business together. I also remember your being prompt and being so human to help us when we got worried. Thank you for being you. More than providing real estate service, you have been a friend to us.
Two words best describe Nick, Consummate Professional. Nick get’s the job done, quickly, quietly and most effectively and that is all you can ask. Without knowing me, he set up several introductions with major property developers in Lower Mainland and helped me provide my investors several viable options to expand their portfolios.
Leadership qualities that set an example for others to aspire to. Building a lasting foundation of integrity in the marketplace. Nicholas, is a model for anyone to follow. Balancing a healthy lifestyle, with a successful business model in 2015.
I value Nic’s opinion as they have always been realistic, honest and reliable and I thank him for sharing his views with us.