GreenShields - 345 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6, BCS849 - located in Downtown area of Vancouver West, near the crossroads Water Street and Cambie Street. GreenShields is situated near Waterfront Skytrain Station connecting to skytrain, seabus and west coast express, surrounded by cafes, pubs and clubs. Walking distnace to Harbour Square, Portside Park, Simon Fraser University, London Drugs, Money Mart, Vancouver Film School, Victory Square, Army and Navy, Pigeon Park, Steamworks Vancouver, JJ Bean Coffee, Vancouver Community Centre, Starbucks Coffee, Waves Coffee, Canada Place, MTI Community College, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver Harbour Water Airport, Stanley Park, Robson Street with its shopping and a square. The restaurants in the neighbourhood are Meat and Bread, Wild Rice, Java Cat Cafe, Cassis Bistro, La Taqueria, Gorilla Food, La Casita and Old Spaghetti Factory. The proximity to the downtown core makes this area convenient to all amenities including work, transit, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. GreenShields was originally built in 1901 by GreenShields and Company (a dry goods merchant) and was converted into residential building in 2004. This 5-level building has a brick construction, brick exterior finishing and full rain screen. This boutique, heritage, loft-style building offers 22 homes and retains the detailed brick faade, wood casement windows and carved sandstone capitols. GreenShields offers one bedroom homes at 607 - 764 sq. ft., one bedroom+balcony homes 945-1,006 sq. ft. and 2 bedroom+balcony penthouses 773-1,524 sq. ft. Most homes feature 8' 9"-11' ceilings, brick feature walls, mobile translucent glass partitions, articulated art walls, refinished original maple wood floors, Euro fixtures from Cantu, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, stackable Whirlpool washer and dryer, hi-speed (ADSL) internet wiring and pre-wired for security system. Larger, north facing impressive lofts have spectacular views of Burrard Inlet, cruise ship terminal and the North Shore Mountains. Smaller, south facing homes looking out to the action of Water Street.