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750 Burrard Street is a building in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the northeast corner of Robson Street and Burrard Street.

The site was home of the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library from 1957 to 1995. In December 1996, Canada's first (and ultimately only) Virgin Megastore opened on the lower level; Virgin eventually decided to exit the Canadian market and sold the location to HMV in September 2005.

The upper levels were taken over in fall 1997 as studios for the newly-launched independent TV station VTV. VTV later became part of the CTV network, and the site now serves as CTV's west coast headquarters. The site selection, and indeed much of the VTV format, had been inspired by Toronto station Citytv and the iconic downtown studios that were at the time synonymous with the station. Incidentally, CTV would later acquire the Toronto building in question (but not Citytv).

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Coordinates: 49°17′01″N 123°07′20″W / 49.2836°N 123.1221°W / 49.2836; -123.1221



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