The Latest News on the Waldorf Hotel

News has been circulating fast and furious about the status of the Waldorf Hotel building and its creative team, via press releases, articles in local news outlets, and updates from Mayor Gregor Robertson's office.

We blogged about it last week just after the press release was issued by the Waldorf's creative team, announcing that they would close the doors on January 20.

There have been numerous developments over the past week, the most recent being yesterday's vote by Vancouver City Council to issue a 120-day protection order for the hotel, preventing any potential demolition while an assessment is conducted of the building's heritage value.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 17,912 people had signed the online petition to save the Waldorf. 

We're providing you with links to a number of articles, announcements, and press releases to enable you to gain an understanding of the issues and latest developments. We'll continue to post links here with the latest news as it happens. 

Waldorf Hotel supporters submit their own statement of significance, by Yolande Cole, Georgia Straight, February 1, 2013.

Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel: When does preserving heritage go too far? by Tristin Hopper, National Post, January 27, 2013

Waldorf directors may have to sell homes, by Cheryl Rossi, Vancouver Courier, January 22, 2013

Who killed the Waldorf? by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, January 19, 2013

Waldorf Productions is finished and The Waldorf is just the latest Vancouver cultural venue to come to judgement,
Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun, January 18, 2013

Waldorf Productions is leaving the building, Waldorf Creative Team, January 18, 2013

City council protects the Waldorf and gets a visit from Port Metro Vancouver, by Chelsea Novak, Vancouver Observer, January 16, 2013

Waldorf woes a symptom of broader failure to protect Vancouver's cultural venues, by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, January 16, 2013

Mayor Gregor Robertson's office issued An Update on the Waldorf, January 15, 2013

Is saving the Waldorf a first step to preserving both the city’s body and soul?, by Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun, January 15, 2013

Vancouver issues 120-protection order for Waldorf Hotel, by Yolande Cole, Georgia Straight, January 15, 2013

Union president hopes Waldorf Productions can reach a deal with owner, by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, January 15, 2013

Waldorf Creative Team issues open letter to Gerry Nichele, CEO of the Solterra Group, January 15, 2013

Waldorf Hotel operator seeks meeting with purchaser as city evaluates heritage value, by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, January 14, 2013

Waldorf Hotel can be saved, councillor says, CBC News, January 14, 2013

Waldorf Creative Team issues press release: The Solterra Group is attempting to demolish a cultural institution, not only a building, January 14, 2013

Waldorf supporters stage 'love-in', CBC News, January 14, 2013

Waldorf Creative Team issues press release: The team at the Waldorf created a community-driven and financially viable business that was thriving, January 13, 2013

Mayor Robertson hopes city can help save Waldorf, by Rod Mickleburgh, The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2013

Waldorf Creative Team issues press release: The Waldorf creative team is looking for a solution, January 11, 2013

Patrons lament Waldorf closing, by Frances Bula and Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail, January 9, 2013

Waldorf Hotel operator pulls plug; owner's lawyer says it will be business as usual, by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, January 9, 2013

Waldorf Creative Team issues press release: East Vancouver’s cultural institution the Waldorf Hotel has been sold to real estate development company forcing imminent closure, January 9, 2013

 

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