Vancouver Gentrification

Controversial East Van Condo Gets New Look

CBC | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The developers behind a controversial condo project planned for Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood are expected to unveil a new look for the sit...

Moving On From Gentrification to 'Shared Neighborhoods'

Brent Toderian | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

It's hard to have a conversation about gentrification, with all the baggage around the word. As long as many argue that any level of gentrification is to be absolutely avoided, positive and responsible change remains virtually impossible. Recently urbanist Richard Florida joined others in suggesting we need a new word to replace gentrification, asking "if all economic development and neighbourhood revitalization is gentrification, how do we grow and improve our urban areas?"

Anarchists Claim Vancouver House Fire

CBC | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An anarchist group appears to be taking responsibility for a fire early Wednesday morning at a housing complex under construction in East Vancouver. ...

Vancouver Housing Issues Need New Development Model

Daniel Boffo | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Daniel Boffo

This model of development, mixing both non-market and market uses in a self-supported manner is an innovative, yet repeatable approach. We recognize these two projects will not solve the housing or affordability issues that plague Vancouver, but we do believe they are small, positive steps forward towards creating more vibrant mixed communities throughout the city.

Ex-Homeless Man's Gentrification Hunger Strike

CBC | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A formerly homeless Vancouver man says he will begin a hunger strike today to protest a condo project in the Downtown Eastside. The 51-yea...

Anarchists Smash Pizzeria's Windows

CBC | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A local restaurant owner says someone smashed the windows of his pizzeria on Commercial Drive for the third time in the last half year. Ry...

A Changing Downtown Eastside

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Herb Varley measures the transformation of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by the trendy cafes, upscale grocery stores and high-priced salon...