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1. Okay, Vancouver! It’s time to put on comfortable walking shoes. We’re off on a trip to Union Street in Strathcona. Our meet-up point is the Stadium/Chinatown SkyTrain station. If you’re early, do some prep using Harold Kalman and Robin Ward’s Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide.
2. Crossing the Dunsmuir viaduct is a reminder of a plan to push a freeway into downtown Vancouver. It affords us enviable views of the North Shore mountains, the cranes in the harbour, Martin Creed’s neon installation, Andy Livingstone Park and a window overlooking the changing face of the Downtown Eastside.