Curious to know the best neighbourhoods in downtown Vancouver? I’d like to introduce you to six of my friends: Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour, Olympic Village, Gastown, and Chinatown.
The concept for the expansion of Coopers Park into an under-utilized area under the Cambie Street Bridge is moving ahead.
The City of Vancouver plans to add a protected bike lane on Drake Street through Yaletown, from Pacific Blvd. to Burrard Street.
Three floors of office space will soon be added to a two-storey heritage building at the corner of Homer and Drake in Yaletown. Acton Ostry Architects Inc. designed the addition for the building at 1290 Homer Street, originally known as the MacPherson & Teetzel Company Building, built in 1910. The building’s structure will be upgraded […]
We are getting a better look at Amacon’s upcoming redevelopment of the former Catholic Charities building at 150 Robson Street. GBL Architects has released new renderings of the hotel and condominium development, slated for the property at Cambie and Robson. Developer Amacon purchased the former home of the Catholic archdiocese in Vancouver in 2014. The […]
A new survey by CENTURY 21 has found that two of Canada’s top three most expensive neighbourhoods — calculated by price-per-square foot — are in Vancouver. The nationwide study found that Vancouver’s posh westside was the priciest neighbourhood in the country, at $1,201 PPSF (price per square foot), with Vancouver Downtown coming in second at […]
UPDATE: BC Hydro will not go ahead with two planned underground substations in downtown Vancouver after the city said the process had been too rushed. BC Hydro is proposing the construction of two new electrical substations in downtown Vancouver over the next 35 years, but their locations may surprise you. The electric utility says demand in […]
Amacon is proposing a new residential tower, hotel and commercial space at the former home of the Catholic archdiocese. The historic, red brick building at the corner of Robson and Cambie has been a fixture on the edge of Yaletown since the 1930s. The archdiocese moved out of the building at the end of 2014 […]
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.
The Aquilini family, owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena, are smartly capitalizing on Vancouver’s tight apartment rental market with their three-tower development called Aquilini Centre.
Once complete, the project will bring 600 new rentals to downtown Vancouver’s near-zero vacancy rental market.
Rents in the first tower started at $1,550 for a 450 sq ft one bedroom unit, but those units appear to be all snapped up.