The Post at 750
110 - 750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5 (in the CBC Campus)
Run by the 110 Arts Cooperative
In December of 2014 Touchstone moved into our new permanent home with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Music on Main, and the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Go to The Post at 750's webiste by clicking here. This new shared office and rehearsal space is an innovative creative hub for the community, in the heart of the downtown core. The four partners formed the 110 Arts Cooperative to manage the new space, which has two rehearsal halls available for rent for rehearsal, meetings, workshops and events. To book, email our Facility Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at the new space:
HOW TO GET HERE:
750 Hamilton is set back from the sidewalk in the 700 block of the street. When you're on Hamilton, in the middle of the 700 block on the east side, you will see a JJ Bean Kiosk. Just south of the kiosk, you will see a set of stairs going up towards a red sign that says 750. Follow this path until you are at the door, then call 110 on the entry phone. You will get buzzed into the building.
What's in a name?
The leaders of the new shared Arts space at 750 Hamilton St. had a desire to root their endeavor in the material memory of the land in downtown Vancouver on which the space sits.
Hamilton Street is named after CP Rail Surveyor Laughlin Hamilton, who surveyed much of Vancouver and several other Western Canadian cities. The method used to parcel out land at the time, consisted of driving steel posts in the land as markers and measuring out lots with chain. Given the terrain in Vancouver, this was an arduous process that presented many obstacles.
For all four of the founding Arts organizations the home they now inhabit is their first permanent space. Finding, creating, and securing space for the Arts in Vancouver is a similarly arduous process to the original survey of the city, and so the leaders found in the image of a Post a striking statement of staking a claim for the Arts in the downtown core.
The Post is both an image of stability and rootedness, and also a hub or beginning that many other things will spring from. The inclusion of 750 will help our community with wayfinding and visual recognition of the space in the built environment.