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Piccadilly Hotel

Photo Credit: Bob Hare (will be updating with new photo in 2018)

Address

620-622 W PENDER St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Downtown

Type

Mixed Use

Significance

C

Description

In 1903, according to historical building permits, owner Thomas Sykes applies for repairs to the building at 620 W Pender St. In 1906/1911, a brick building at 622 W Pender St, valued at $350 is registered to owner Geoffrey (Geo) Jirne and the architect and builder is attributed to J.W. McLennand. 1930 marks a big improvement year in the city’s records.

In 2007, the Piccadilly Hotel was closed for fire-code violations, with the loss of 40 low-income rooms.

In 2011, The former Piccadilly Hotel was completed remodeled. The four-storey wood framed brick building with a full basement, and distinctive bay windows, 10ft and 9ft ceilings and detailed cornices has its original hardwood floors but rooms have been converted to over 50, 100-150 square foot micro-spaces renting at around $600-$800 a month.

Since 2014, the main floor is fully renoated and now Gyoza Bar.
For more information on the micro units including images: http://620westpender.blogspot.com/p/policies.html

Source

Building Permits, Vancouver Neon website, Pivot Legal Society Oct 15, 2017 article, "Micro living spaces gaining popularity in Vancouver" by Amm Judd, Global News March 2014, 620 W Pender website