312 MAIN

312 MAIN is a social innovation centre opening in 2017. It is located in the DTES' old police station. (312main.ca)

In September 2015, Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe (Ti‘ te-­-in) graciously performed a traditional indigenous ceremony at 312 Main so that the good work of future occupants could proceed free of any negative energy lingering within the walls of the building. In doing so, the personal stories of trauma and conflict associated with this former police headquarters and city jail were acknowledged so that the process of healing could begin and the building could have a new start.