Downtown Vancouver

LOOK: Jail Turns Into Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's latest stab at innovative and affordable housing (after laneway homes and shipping container homes) comes in a more unexpected form: a jai...

This Photo Could Reunite Brothers After 12 Years

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - He left home for the West Coast when he was 16 to make a name for himself in music.But fame was always just out of reach for Bruce Sauer. Hi...

Experience The Best Of Vancouver In Seven Days

MapQuest Discover | Ryan Stuart | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Travel

Vancouver often ranks as one of the most livable cities in Canada. Climate is one reason – it's the mildest in the country. But Vancouver’s allure...

Re-defining the D-Word: 'Density Done Well' in Vancouver

Brent Toderian | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

Density can be the most controversial aspect of how cities and communities are planned. But smart and successful cities worldwide are now tackling "the D-Word" head on, and looking to model cities who have learned how to do density well, often with the scars to show for it. Vancouver is such a city.

Outsider's View Of Proposed Vancouver Georgia Viaduct Demolition

Kim Bosco Mo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kim Bosco Mo

The City of Vancouver has plans to take down the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and transform the area into more green space and housing, as well as improve traffic. It is hard not to compare similar plans in Sydney, Australia where I lived for 15 years before moving here.