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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5000 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1937
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5000 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1937
Heritage Value
After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney and his family moved to Burnaby in 1936 and chose the site of their new theatre at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. In 1945, Digney sold the theatre but it remained in operation until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. The Oak Theatre - which had opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black.
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Kingsway
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5000 Block Kingsway
Associated Dates
1891
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5000 Block Kingsway
Associated Dates
1891
Heritage Value
One of the most notorious landmarks in Burnaby was the Royal Oak Hotel, constructed around 1891 at the present-day northeast corner of Kingsway and Royal Oak. Levis Morrison built the hotel, then sold out to Charles Cridland, whose poor hotel reputation prompted Burnaby council to hire its second police constable. The hotel continued to operate until 1973 when it was demolished to build a Safeway store.
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Kingsway
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Sod turning at the 5000 Kingsway Plaza site

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 19 cm
Item No.
480-306
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of R.G. Bentall vice-president of Dominion Construction Co.(builders of the plaza), John Jambor (conceived of and developed the plaza), and Burnaby's Mayor Bob Prittie sharing a shove to do the sod turning together at the 5000 Kingsway Plaza site. The site consists of the entire 5000 blo…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-306
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 19 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of R.G. Bentall vice-president of Dominion Construction Co.(builders of the plaza), John Jambor (conceived of and developed the plaza), and Burnaby's Mayor Bob Prittie sharing a shove to do the sod turning together at the 5000 Kingsway Plaza site. The site consists of the entire 5000 block of Kingsway, with five office buildings and a large retail component.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Dominion Construction Co.
Bentall, R.G.
Jambor, John
Prittie, Robert W. "Bob"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Sharing the sod-turning honours at the 5000 Kingsway Plaza site Tuesday are, from left, R.G. Bentall, vice-president of Dominion Construction Co., the builders, John Jambor and Burnaby's Mayor Bob Prittie."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 15, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-177
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows London Drugs store in the Kingsway Plaza in the 5000 Block Kingsway.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 15, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-177
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows London Drugs store in the Kingsway Plaza in the 5000 Block Kingsway.
Photographer
McCarron, John
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Drugstores
Names
London Drugs
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5000 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Images
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