04/02/2014 09:33 EDT | Updated 06/02/2014 05:59 EDT

Vancouver's shopping district getting major makeover

Robson Street is looking increasingly ritzy, with high-end luxury brands rushing to open retail stores in Vancouver's downtown core, while smaller retailers find themselves pushed out by high rents.

The competition for prime positioning on Thurlow, Alberni and Burrard streets is fierce, with flagship stores by Lululemon and Tesla currently underway, reports CBC's Meera Bains.