Gastown: Neighbourhood by the numbers

1867: The year “Gassy” Jack Deighton arrived to open the area’s first saloon.

0: The number of gas stations in Gastown.

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1977: The year Raymond Saunders built the famed Gastown steam clock.

1,500: The prize in dollars, in a London Drugs gift certificate, filmmaker Joel McCarthy collected for winning the Vancouver Courier’s first-ever Vancouver Minute short film contest. McCarthy submitted Gastown Rap.

1991: The year disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong won the Gastown Grand Prix.

2009: The year Gastown was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

12: The price in dollars at PiDGiN restaurant for a pork belly rice bowl with Asian pear kimchi, bamboo and quail egg.

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