1 Alexander Street

Building type: Office
Size: 35,850-sqft
Year built: 1896
Neighbourhood: Gastown

Notable Tenants

  • Chill Winston
  • Guilt & Co.


This historic brick and wood beam building was built in 1896 by renowned architect N.S. Hoffar. Located in the heart of Gastown, it stands at the convergence of 4 of the neighbourhood’s busiest streets – Alexander, Powell, Carrall and Water. Guilt & Co., a popular destination for live music and libations, occupies the basement while the ground floor hosts Chill Winston and its alternative shareable menu. Above are 4 floors of office space, with new HVAC systems, an elevator, and a restored façade. The location is just as storied as the building itself ­– it was the site of Vancouver’s temporary “tent city hall” after the great fire of 1886.


1 Alexander Street


The historic heart and birthplace of Vancouver. This neighbourhood has been labelled the “Epicenter of independent design, culture, food and fashion, and one of a kind experiences”. With it’s Victorian architecture Gastown retains its historic charm and independent spirit.

Eat & Drink:

  • Meet
  • Tacofino

Shopping & Style:

  • Secret Location
  • Aesop
  • Kit & Ace
  • Kit and Ace

Points of Interest:

  • Maple Tree Square
  • The Steam Clock
  • Gassy Jack Statue