Since its founding in 1969, Wall Financial Corporation has invested in preserving some of Metro Vancouver’s historic cultural institutions and historic buildings. It also committed to investment in public art, public spaces, and architectural design that shapes the City’s future.

This commitment to the City’s architectural past includes the revitalization of cultural landmarks such as the Orpheum Theatre, the Stanley Theatre, and the York Theatre, which continue to thrive as important venues in Vancouver’s cultural scene.

The restoration of Shannon Estate, one of the City’s most notable turn-of-the-century mansions was completed in 2015.

Community Amenities and Benefits

Heritage revitalization and presentation of the historic Shannon Estate at 57th Avenue & Granville Street. The heritage elements consist of a Beaux-Art Mansion, elaborate Italianate garden, a Coach House, Gate House, and a perimeter stone and brick privacy wall. Completion in 2015.

Construction of 81 affordable housing units and 24,000 sq. ft. of social amenity space at a project to be constructed at 1105 Seymour Street at Helmcken. Completion in 2016

Construction and development of 70 affordable housing units at a project to be developed at 955 East Hastings Street.
Completion in 2017.

Construction and development of approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of social amenity space at a new development at Boundary Road & Vanness Street. The spaces will be occupied by the Mosaic Society and Collingwood Neighbourhood House.
Completion in 2017.

Renovation and heritage restoration of the historic York Theatre on Commercial Drive. This 100- year old, 370-seat theatre celebrates Vancouver’s vibrant history of live theatre production and is operated by the Cultch. Completed in 2013.

Construction and development of a new performance theatre space with 200 seats and associated administration offices totalling approximately 44,000 sq. ft. of area as part of the Wall Centre False Creek development on 1st Avenue in southeast False Creek. Completed in 2016

Daycare facility for 27 children located at Kingsway & Nanaimo. Completed in 2013.

Construction and development of the VSO Music School, expansion of the Orpheum Theatre, and a new Rehearsal Hall space at 843 Seymour Street (adjacent to the Capitol Residences). Completed in 2011.

Construction and development of a public park at Mainland & Nelson Streets.

Construction and development of a new, universal access Skytrain station at Granville & Dunsmuir Streets.

Instrumental in saving the Stanley Theatre on Granville Street.