Several hundred Marpole residents attended an event at a local community centre on Sunday, with organizers saying 1,500 households have requested protest signs.
The anti-gentrification war in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is heating up after a group of nonprofits and businesses labelled protesters as “bullies.”
If you are among the more than half of Vancouverites who rent their homes, having to fork over a hefty chunk of your income to a landlord every month might elicit groans or even disdain as prices climb.
Downtown Vancouver may have the equivalent of nearly two-dozen 30-storey condominium towers sitting empty, serving as merely oversized “safety deposit boxes” for the wealthy, according to researchers. But blaming the city’s severe housing prices on absentee foreign investors could just be “this decade’s version of the Yellow Peril,” a UBC business professor has warned.
Vancouver event unites advocates, developers, architects, politicians and more.
Vancouver’s housing crisis worsened in the Downtown Eastside in the past year, according to a report released yesterday by an activist housing group, with fewer and fewer Single Resident Occupancy (SROS) rentals within reach of many residents’ budgets.
Here’s a look back over some of my key stories of the last year.
The City says a new method of mixing wax into streets is emissions-lite, but critics are wary of hidden bumps.
After an urban protest camp was set up that lasted several hundred days, British Columbia has revoked permits for a five-storey condominium project that was set to be built on top of the ancient Coast Salish village of c’esna?em.
Hoping to stop people in their tracks, three designers have transformed the heart of Vancouver.