Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan’s Alley

Hogan’s Alley is an essential part of the history and soul of Vancouver. This vibrant, notorious neighbourhood was a magnet for famous entertainers (it’s where Sammy Davis Jr. learned to dance!). But it was also seen by 1960s city planners as an example of urban blight, and became the first few blocks destroyed to make way for a proposed 12-lane freeway.
We’ll view the short documentary Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan’s Alley, followed by discussion with the director, Melinda Friedman, and featured contributor Wayde Compton.

Saturday, February 18
1 pm
Room 1800, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)
Free and open to all adults, but please register.


  1. The proposed freeway was never to be 12 lanes… it was 6. Those Viaducts should remain in place. If someone is that intent on restoring “notorious” history, there are plenty of other locations in False Creek to do so.

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