Statement from the Mayor Gregor on the closing of the Waldorf Hotel
Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson:
The Waldorf closing is a big loss to Vancouverâ€™s growing creative community. They built a great culture hub, and itâ€™s my hope that theyâ€™ll be able to re-launch and return in some form in the near future. Supporting Vancouverâ€™s dynamic arts and culture sector is a top priority of our City Council, and the City is exploring ways to support the Waldorf continuing as one of Vancouverâ€™s most unique and vibrant cultural spaces.
Additional background from the Mayorâ€™s Office:
The site at 1489 East Hastings is currently zoned for mixed-use commercial purposes, not residential development. Any change in zoning would require extensive neighbourhood consultation and approval by City Council.
Photo:Â Frank Synopsis