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1068 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

Canadian
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A 'Canadian' Building
Building Information
Developer Wall Financial Corporation
Architect Peter Busby and Perkins + Will
Management Company Crosby Property Management
Number of Units 213 (without townhouses)
Number of Floors 32
Year Built 2000
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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1068 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Over 45 options nearby
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Strata


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Background

View from above The Canadian


Residents can't feel much more Canadian than living at The Canadian at Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver. No, it's not red and white, but the name alone should help anyone feel at home in this country. This condominium is the third tower to join the Wall Centre development, coming after the luxurious Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, also known as "One Wall Centre" on 1088 Burrard Street and the condominium tower at 1050 Burrard Street. The Canadian is comprised of 213 condominium units and 16 townhouses units at street level. The townhouses are located at 881-891 Helmcken Street and 1054-1068 and 1080-1090 Hornby Street.[1]

Being part of Wall Centre means residents at The Canadian get access to the Sheraton Hotel's world-class amenities such as a fitness centre and pool facilities.

The Wall Centre complex is owned by Wall Financial Corporation and is regarded as Peter Wall's crowning achievement. Peter Wall is a property developer in Vancouver who got into a legal battle with the City of Vancouver over the height of One Wall Centre and its use of dark rather than transparent glass.[2]

The Canadian doesn't have controversial stories attached to its name, and how could it, bearing the name of a nation that signalizes politeness and niceness to the world?


Location

The Canadian is located at 1068 Hornby Street between Nelson and Helmcken Streets. This business district in downtown Vancouver straddles the edges of the West End and Yaletown.

From this central location, residents at The Canadian are a quick walk away from shopping on Robson Street, the Seawall and its waterfront amenities, theatres on Granville Street, as well as numerous dining options. The Contemporary Art Gallery is nearby on Nelson Street, as is the Vancouver Art Gallery in Robson Square. Other outdoor spaces in the vicinity include Nelson Park, Emery Barnes Park, and Yaletown Park.

Some places to grab a coffee or a bite to eat include Float Relaxation Lounge, Guu Garden, La Hacienda Mexican Grill, Allegro Café, Sushi Maki, Indigo Bistro Moderne, and Relish GastroPub & Bar. Sorento Market is the nearest grocery store right on Hornby Street.

Schools in the area are Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts, Rhodes Wellness College, Pattison High School, and Language Studies International.

In terms of transit options, residents at The Canadian are well serviced with a bus that stops near the complex. A few SkyTrain stations are within easy walking distance such as Yaletown-Roundhouse, Stadium-Chinatown, and Vancouver City Centre. With flat roads, this area is friendly for cyclists. The Canadian has an ideal Walk Score of 100.[3]

Construction

Detail of the roof

The Canadian is a 32-story high-rise made of concrete and featuring a glass, concrete, and brick facade.[4] It is reinforced with steel.[5]

A distinct-looking roof with steel rails fans out in a horizontal and playful fashion from the central column, especially when seen from below. Private rooftop terraces offer residents in the penthouse suites fabulous views of the city and mountains. A central courtyard is shared by the skyscraper and the townhouses. The Canadian is a wheelchair accessible building.

Layout and Features

Units at The Canadian are spacious and come with slate and laminate wood floors.[6] Kitchens have granite counter tops and living rooms feature gas fireplaces. Most units have balconies, and some are enclosed. A storage locker comes with the suites as well as a secure underground parking stall. The penthouse suites boast multiple balconies with a private roof deck, two stories and a spiral staircase adjoining the floors.[7] There are in-suite laundry facilities as well.

Floor Plans

Here is a sample of a one-bedroom floor plan at The Canadian:

Amenities

Residents at The Canadian have access to the following great amenities at the Sheraton Hotel:

  • indoor pool
  • hot tub
  • sauna
  • steam room
  • gym

In addition, The Canadian building has these amenities:

  • some suites with city and mountain views
  • bicycle storage
  • landscaped courtyard
  • lounge
  • secure underground parking

Bylaws

Canadian Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


The Canadian welcomes pets, rentals, and barbecues. There is no age restriction.

Sustainability

Unfortunately, The Canadian wasn't built with any specific sustainability features. The onus falls on residents to create a green environment through such means as taking nearby public transit, walking, or biking to get around the city and perform daily errands.

Trivia

One Wall Centre
  • Arlene Loverin & Associates was the interior designer for the suites at The Canadian.[8]
  • The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel has 48 stories. It was designed by the same architects who did The Canadian (Perkins + Will) and won the Emporis Skyscraper Award for the best skyscraper in 2001. It was the tallest building in Vancouver until Living Shangri-La, a mixed-use skyscraper, overtook it in 2008.
  • Like L'Hermitage, The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre has residential condominiums. These take up 17 stories of the building, while the first 27 are for the hotel. Floors 28, 29, and 30 are Club Intrawest Resort floors operated independent of The Sheraton.[9]


References

  1. Condo Advisory
  2. Wikipedia-Peter Wall
  3. Walk Score
  4. Skyscraper Page
  5. Les Twarog & Sonja Pedersen
  6. Michelle Forsberg
  7. Ann Lok Properties
  8. BC Condos
  9. Wikipedia-One Wall Centre


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