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At the corner of Robson and Cambie, Amacon’s Block characterizes city living at its best

By Michelle Hopkins Jul 9, 2021

Vancouver’s downtown entertainment district just got a lot more exciting. Award-winning Amacon unveils Block - an eye-catching 30-storey brick building comprising of 187 one, two and three-bedroom + den residences, including exclusive two-level penthouse homes with rooftop patios. 

At the corner of Robson and Cambie, Block puts you in the epi centre of the best Vancouver has to offer; where boutiques, art galleries, award-winning restaurants await. That’s not all, Block is nearby sports and concert venues — large and small.

Block - Exterior Building


“Block is a dream project for the Amacon team,” says Steve Featherston. “It’s a rare opportunity to build a new construction in one of Vancouver’s most iconic locations, giving buyers access to a new home in the heart of the city.” 

Formally the Northern Electric Building, Block has been brought back to life by award-winning GBL Architects. Blending old with new, Block harkens back to that Hollywood era chic architecture with its heritage brick façade, while inside its modern design will delight and impress. 

Conceived by CHIL Interior Design, a global leader in design, Block connects both living and dining space, with an open-plan design that invites the flow of functional modern living. Materials and finishes were chosen to set a sophisticated, character-rich palette. Think brushed oak hardwood floors throughout, sleek roller shades, and dream master bedroom closets.

Block - Lobby


Spacious, spa-inspired, deep-soaking bathrooms blend beauty with function. Finished in polished porcelain tile surround to all baths and showers, chic brushed nickel Kohler accessories, including a 48-nozzle spray face and Katalyst Air-Induction technology. 

Kitchens transition easily from informal to formal; perfect for making a home-cooked meal or hosting a dinner party. Expansive and open, each epicurean kitchen features thoughtfully considered materials complementing European appliances with black stainless-steel accents, two-toned cabinetry and polished quartz countertops and backsplash. 

Each Residence opens onto a balcony with spectacular city views and fresco living unfolds high above the energy of downtown Vancouver. 

While in-residence, Block owners will appreciate effortless living with hotel-inspired services and thoughtful touches, with a dedicated concierge, space for wellness and a luxurious social lounge. Turn-key living awaits at Block.

Block - Aerial



Block is about buying into a lifestyle; where at your doorstep, you are within minutes of the entertainment, arts and culture scenes, like Yaletown, with its fabulous shops and eateries, and the downtown core. 

Amacon is a respected, well established developer with more than five decades of excellence in the real estate development and construction industry. Amacon is recognized as one of Canada’s most influential firms; so, you can rest assured your new home will last the test of time.

The Block Presentation Centre and Display Homes, located at 1035 Seymour St., Vancouver, are open by private appointment. The homes range from 507 to nearly 2,900 square feet of understated sophistication. Register now for VIP access at [email protected] or by calling 236-471-4834. For more information, visit

Michelle Hopkins
Michelle Hopkins is a Vancouver-based freelance writer with extensive magazine, newspaper and online writing experience in home décor, new home developments, culinary adventures, wine, travel and more. Michelle writes for many notable publications including Real Estate Weekly and other Glacier Media Group publications, Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Home Décor & Renovations, to name just a few. Michelle is passionate about anything to do with real estate.
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