The Ellis Building has existed in many forms throughout its nearly 110 years of existence. Originally a rooming house for railroad workers, it later transitioned into a furniture store before spending the last 60 years doing custom metal work for everyone that calls Strathcona home. Today the building is a community staple that is home to over a dozen artist studios alongside 3000 square feet of event space. The building has been expertly renovated to carefully preserve its priceless character features and with its exposed wood and brick the property is like no other in the city.
The Ellis building boasts the spirit of East Van with its eclectic personality that makes it an ideal spot to host a wedding, art show, corporate event, film shoot and everything in between. The Ellis Building’s distinct and versatile layout can accommodate an intimate gathering of 50 in the mezzanine or up to 250 guests throughout the events space.