Vancouver has always struggled to create sustainable cultural institutions. I speak from experience. That's why so many of my friends joined me in leaving Vancouver over the past decade or so. If you work in the arts, it's a brutal city to try and make things happen.
This was the main reason I stayed at the Waldorf hotel in the summer of 2011. The people behind the place are clearly trying hard in a city that rarely rewards this kind of effort. So I did my best to support them with my wallet. Now someone wants to turn an amazing building into little boxes.
So sign the damn petition. The Waldorf does not need to be turned into condos.