The Found and The Freed was started as a popup shop by Ainsley McIntyre and Lindsay Burke in 2010. They found a more permanent location in 2013 within the historic Scott's Market at Victoria Drive and East Hastings Street. Ainsley and Lindsay travel across BC and the USA to find the store's unique items. A curated collection of antiques and artifacts, this store sells everything from candles and honey to maps and old books (including a copy of the City of Vancouver By-laws from 1944 - now a permanent fixture in our collection), to vintage stools and drawers.
The store's pièces de resistances are the transit scrolls salvaged from Vancouver's busses. The roles have been cut to manageable (and displayable) sizes, with seven or eight stops per piece. In an age where everything is going digital, it's nice to have a piece of Vancouver's history (especially if you can remember the bus drivers rolling the scrolls as they came to the end of the line).
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