Arts + Culture

HERITAGE

In the 1880s, George Leslie built a Queen Anne-style home on Hornby Street that came to be known as Leslie House.

ARTS + CULTURE

Grosvenor values arts and culture and understands the positive impact they can have on vibrancy and diversity in cities.

SUSTAINABILITY

At Grosvenor, sustainability means constructing buildings that not only limit their impact on the environment, but are also designed for longevity.

HERITAGE

In the 1880s, George Leslie built a Queen Anne-style home on Hornby Street that came to be known as Leslie House. Ninety years later, the heritage residence formed part of Umberto Menghi’s famed Il Giardino restaurant.

Today, Leslie House is a local landmark and an asset the community. As one of Vancouver’s most treasured heritage homes, the “little yellow house” will be carefully restored and relocated to Pacific Street.

George Leslie’s Family Home c. 1888 | Umberto Menghi’s Il Giardino Restaurant c. 2013 | Umberto Menghi’s Il Giardino and La Cantina Restaurants | c. 1978

ARTS + CULTURE

Grosvenor values arts and culture and understands the positive impact they can have on vibrancy and diversity in cities. At The Pacific, a Canadian artist has been commissioned to create a public art installation that aims to respond to the architecture and engage with the community.

Across the lane, Grosvenor will be constructing a seven-storey building to be given to the City of Vancouver that will provide brand new space for artists and cultural organizations to come together.

Grosvenor public art from left to right: LightShed, Liz Magor, Vancouver, BC | Room, Antony Gormley, London, UK | Chasing Desire, Zio Ziegler, San Francisco, CA | Silence, Tadao Ando, London, UK

Sustainability

In addition to being centrally located in the amenity-rich downtown core, The Pacific will target a measurable reduction in energy and water use through LEED Gold certification. The design includes high-performance triple-glazed windows on the north and south facades, and balconies on the east and west facades that naturally cool the building by providing shade.

The new arts and culture building is designed to meet the rigorous design criteria of Passive House – an internationally-recognized standard of sustainable building practices.