The Vancouver Sun reports that the Museum of Vancouver is currently holding an exhibition entitled "Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver" with a selection of neon signs from Vancouver's past.
Did Vancouver’s flashing neon signs signal glamour, excitement and big city living? Or was neon part of a tawdry display that disfigured Vancouver’s natural beauty?
People were of two minds in Vancouver in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Neon signs that are now loved were, at that time, objects of deep civic controversy.