Does downtown Vancouver have a future beyond condos and coffee shops? The party’s over. The guests have all gone home, and after seven years of arranging the furniture and polishing the silverware, the hosts can finally sit back and breathe a sigh of relief. They liked us.
Vancouver has become a city of the rich, which means there's no place for the people who actually work here. Two recent incidents point to a particular nasty aspect of the regional economy that has been gaining momentum for some time. I'm talking about the fact that many people are simply too poor to live here.
The transformative aspect of real estate development is mostly a fiction reserved for florid marketing brochures and breathless sales pitches; “cutting edge” and “a new way of living” are almost always cookie-cutter replicas of the same old thing. Or so it was until Woodward’s opened its doors last September.
The object lesson from CREA's skirmishes with the Canadian Competition Bureau: You can pay lower commission and get lower real estate costs. But you'll pay for it in the end. Let's wade into one of the biggest fights to affect Canadians in some time. I'm talking about the current war between Canada's real estate agents and the federal Competition Bureau over fees.
Photographer Barry Calhoun unlocks the design – and composition –behind his favourite interior images. This is a composite of three images. The soft light and natural feel are enticing, but it was challenging to shoot, because the space so sm This image...
Last October members of the Nisga’a Lisims government gathered at the village of New Aiyansh (population: 1,800) in the chambers of their civic headquarters, an impressive post-and-beam structure with large windows overlooking the Nass River Valley that would put most...