Contents | December 2013
The Invasion of Toronto
Hogtown is undergoing an education in premium-casual dining, courtesy of three industrious B.C.-based chains. With little real estate left in Vancouver, Cactus Club, Earls and Joey are taking their proven business models—and casual-upscale cuisine—to conquer the new territory in the Centre of the Universe.
by Gary Stephen Ross
Job perks and sleek office spaces might get employees in the door, but a truly great workplace needs substance and authenticity to retain an engaged staff. We consulted local HR experts to find B.C.’s remarkable employers and got to the bottom of what separates the companies worth working for from the pack.
by Valerie McTavish
TRANSPORTATIONB.C.'s Northwest Passage
It wasn’t expected to happen for years, but because of global climate change, the Northwest Passage has become a viable commercial shipping route.
by Christopher Pollon
URBAN PLANNINGBrent Toderian
Former City of Vancouver planning director Brent Toderian is a civil servant to his core—even if he’s now self-employed in the private sector.
by Lindsey Peacock
TRANSPORTATIONGotta Move These Refrigerators
We crack open B.C.’s cargo ships, trucks, planes and trains, and pour the contents into a revealing infographic.
by Stesha Ho
SFU Surrey and Kwantlen Polytechnic are transforming campuses from banal student dwellings into sustainable, thriving community properties.
by Susan Boyce
CASHING IN ON THE CROWD Crowdfunding has proven its cash-sourcing credibility in the startup world, but it may have one more trick up its sleeve for burgeoning businesses.
VISUAL LEARNING Using sometimes-drastic measures to avoid the office flu.
SOUTH AMERICA First-hand stories from British Columbians navigating the business world in Santiago, Chile, a bustling city of six million.
YOUR BUSINESS The executive outlook for B.C. industries in 2014.