From the Georgia Straight today:
York Theatre safe at last – by Jessica Werb
After over a year of campaigning, battles with city hall, and business negotiations, the future of the York Theatre now appears to be secure.
At a news conference on Monday, February 2, the City of Vancouver, the Wall Financial Corporation, and the Cultch, will announce a partnership and outline their plans to save and restore the theatre as a live performing arts venue.
Mayor Gregor Robertson, president of Wall Financial Corporation Bruno Wall, Jim Green, executive director of the Cultch Heather Redfern, Save the York Theatre Society founder Tom Durrie, and architect Gregory Henriquez are scheduled to speak at the Sheraton Wall Centre late Monday afternoon.
Our deep and profound gratitude to everyone involved in this resounding victory for our culture of theatre . I am immensely proud to be a Vancouverite today.
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