In 1988, Downtown Eastside activist Jean Swanson made a valiant run for mayor, failing to unseat the incumbent, Gordon Campbell, but winning many hearts with her advocacy for low-income people.
Nearly 20 years later, Swanson, now an Order of Canada recipient, finally got her chance to sit in the mayor's chair.
It came today after fellow activists disrupted a Vancouver city council meeting, forcing an adjournment.
The city stopped its live Internet broadcast feed of what was taking place in the chamber after it was taken over by housing advocates.
Below, you can see how this has been covered on social media.