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Elevator Rescues On Vancouver Island Due To Extreme Weather

By Elevator World | November 23, 2021

First responders on southern Vancouver Island, Canada, dealt with at least six elevator rescues on November 15 amid flooding, wind, fires and power outages, Saanich News reports. Langford Fire/Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey told the source his crews responded to at least 24 calls that day, including four elevator rescues in the afternoon. There were also elevator rescue…

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Pre-Sales Begin For Vancouver Residential Skyscraper

Pre-Sales Begin For Vancouver Residential Skyscraper

By Elevator World | November 5, 2021

Apartment pre-sales for the residential Fifteen Fifteen skyscraper in Vancouver, Canada, by architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren have begun, dezeen reported in October. The proposed 42-story tower is located at 1515 Alberni Street in the Coal Harbour neighborhood, and construction is set to take place in 2022. Developers Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties first released designs in…

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Comment Period for Vancouver Tower Closes

Comment Period for Vancouver Tower Closes

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

The public comment period for the 33-story residential development proposed for 1698 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver closed July 30, Vancouver is Awesome reports. The property was rezoned for the project in April and the development application phase required a public comment period. The Development Permit Board will announce a decision in October. The 100-m-tall proposal…

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TKE to Acquire Vancouver-Based City Elevator

TKE to Acquire Vancouver-Based City Elevator

By Elevator World | July 27, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) announced on July 23 it signed an agreement to acquire City Elevator, founded in 2004 and providing elevator service and maintenance through more than 75 employees in the Vancouver, Canada, metro area. The deal is set to become effective on July 29. TKE has a strong presence in the metro Vancouver area,…

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24-Story Tower Proposed for West Broadway In Vancouver

24-Story Tower Proposed for West Broadway In Vancouver

By Elevator World | July 9, 2021

Yuanheng Holdings is proposing to redevelop 1395 West Broadway in Vancouver, Canada, into a 315-ft-tall, 24-story office tower, making it the tallest building on the Central Broadway Corridor, exceeding the 297-ft-tall Jim Pattison Pavilion of Vancouver General Hospital, and the 283-ft-tall rental housing tower a block to the east, Daily Hive reports. There will be 300,000 ft2 of…

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Vancouver House Lands Top CTBUH Award and More

Vancouver House Lands Top CTBUH Award and More

By Elevator World | May 24, 2021

Vancouver House, a 49-story residential tower in Vancouver, Canada, boasting TKE elevators that tie those at Calgary’s Telus Sky for fastest in western Canada at 1,600 ft/min, received the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Building Worldwide Award at the CTBUH 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference held virtually on May…

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Developer Plans Rental High Rise in Vancouver

Developer Plans Rental High Rise in Vancouver

By Elevator World | May 11, 2021

A major Vancouver developer has revealed its intention to redevelop the parkade at the southeast corner of Dunsmuir and Thurlow streets in downtown Vancouver into a 100% rental housing tower, Vancouver Ubanized reported in April. The proposed site, just west of the SkyTrain Burrard Station, is at the rear of a 26-story office building at 1075 West…

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TransLink Planning Major Redesign of Burrard Station

TransLink Planning Major Redesign of Burrard Station

By Elevator World | April 5, 2021

A major capacity and public space overhaul of Vancouver’s SkyTrain Burrard Station is envisioned by TransLink, Vancouver Urbanized reported on March 31. The public transit authority has submitted a development application to the City of Vancouver to build a new plaza and replacement street entrance to the station. The escalator-and-staircase portal, built in 1985, takes commuters down…

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VT, tall buildings coming to LRT lines and Vancouver

VT, tall buildings coming to LRT lines and Vancouver

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Otis Providing Hundreds of Units to LRT Projects Otis is providing hundreds of elevators and escalators to light rail transit (LRT) projects in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, the OEM announced in February. In Toronto, Otis is providing 111 heavy-duty, commercial-grade NPETM escalators for the Eglinton Crosstown line, part of the largest transit expansion in the…

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Updates from across the country

Updates from across the country

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

CECA Postpones Halifax Convention; Looks to Montreal in 2022 The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) has postponed its 2021 Halifax convention to June 2023. The CECA Board of Directors said the decision, announced in January, was based on: Nova Scotia COVID-19 regulations regarding in-person meetings and a mandated two-week quarantine for anyone entering the province…

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