The area around Vancouver's former Olympic Village continues its rapid transformation, with new buildings opening up and thousands of residents moving in. There are also other big changes in the works including the new Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and developments from Onni including Canvas and Block 100.
You may have missed it in the avalanche of Vancouver real estate and (lack of) affordability stories, but the City of Vancouver recently approved a affordable home ownership program.
Here’s how the pilot program would work: The city would make deals with developers to purchase 20 per cent ownership of 300 new condo units.
Remember Expo 86? I barely do, as evidenced by the photo above, as I was only three years old at the time. But the world's fair, Expo 86, attracted more than 22 million visitors to Vancouver and is credited for the development of modern-day Yaletown, BC Place, Canada Place and even Skytrain. In short, Expo 86 transformed Vancouver from a sleepy provincial backwater into a world city. Concord Pacific is still developing the former Expo lands to this day.
This summer, Vancouver's first bike share program launches with 1,000 bicycles and 100 stations. Proposed prices are as follows: Monthly plan of $15 including unlimited 30 minute trips. But how does that compare to other bike share systems around the world?