Category Archives: Firehall Facts

07

Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #5

Thirty years ago, when the Firehall first opened, the resident theatre company was Axis Mime Theatre, now known simply as Axis Theatre. Axis is a physical theatre company whose mandate it was to present work that educated and fostered appreciation for the performing arts to young audiences across BC.  Since then, they have continued this work […]


05

Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #4 Facelift

Joan Rivers. Kenny Rogers. David Gest. Dolly Parton. The Firehall Arts Centre. What is the common thread? Facelifts! Turning a functioning fire station into a centre for the arts meant there were some cosmetic changes that needed to be made to the building.   One of those changes was in what is now our lobby and […]


03

Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #3 – This Bloomion’ Tree!

If you’ve ever gone into the courtyard behind the Firehall, you’ve seen how peaceful a space it is in the centre of the city. The hustle and bustle is left behind as you sit, relax on the deck and look up at the beautiful cherry tree blooming in January. Yes, that’s right, I said January. The […]


02

Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #2 (or Fiction)

  Seeing as the Firehall is an older building, there are a lot of stories that have been told and retold about happenings here. One of my favourites is about the Bear. Back when Vancouver was still mostly wilderness, and the city was still growing, the fireman at the #1 Firehall took in an abandoned […]


01

Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #1

Vancouver is a relatively young city – we’ve just celebrated our 125 birthday.  In that time, Vancouver has created quite a colourful history for itself, and the Firehall is proud to be a part of it! For our $30 for 30 Campaign, we’re posting a fact about the Firehall every day for 30 days.  Today […]