Comment 67244

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted August 02, 2011 at 17:11:01

I love Vancouver. Spent a whole bunch of time there over the years, and I'm always in awe of what they've accomplished. There's a very different philosophy out there on any number of topics (there's also a lot of refugees from Southern Ontario, seeking to escape the nightmarish growth/development of the GTA).

As for problems, Vancouver's seen it all. The "leaky condo" crisis and conflicts over gentrification in Canada's poorest postal code. The unbelievable real estate prices on the North Shore. Inner-city scenes that make downtown Hamilton look like Oakville.... The recent Olympics have meant fairly dark days in terms of urban planning (including incredible amounts of highway development). Still, it endures because it's the kind of place people go to follow their dreams.

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