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Garden Auditorium

Photo Credit: Cassandra Sclauzero

Address

2901 E HASTINGS St, Vancouver BC

Alternate Address

Hastings Park

Neighbourhood

Hastings-Sunrise

Type

Mixed Use

Significance

A

Description

The Garden Auditorium, built in 1940, was once a popular dance hall with a built-in stage and wooden floors. During the Second World War, the fairgrounds were converted as a military staging ground for storage and drill practice. Later, in 1942, the fairgrounds became a detainment centre for Japanese-Canadians, who would be sent to internment camps in BC’s interior.

Source

PNE website