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January 30, 2009 10:57 AM Subscribe
What are the biggest changes in Vancouver (BC) over the last seven years?
posted by Gortuk to Travel & Transportation around Vancouver, BC (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Seven years ago I moved away from Vancouver to the flat and gray environs of southern Ontario. I haven't been back since then (mostly out of fear that if I went back for a visit, I would have to be physically dragged back home).
I'm planning a trip back for this spring, and wondering how the city has changed in my absence.When I left, the second SkyTrain line was still a work in progress, Main St. wasn't a hip shopping destination, and the Winter Olympics were just a far-off dream.
For those of you still there, what have been the biggest/most significant changes to the urban landscape over the last 7 years? What are the hip new neighbourhoods, what places have taken a turn for the worse? What is the significant new architecture and what beloved buildings have been torn down to put them up? Has East Hastings become gentrified yet, and if so where have the junkies moved to?
I'd also like to hear about where the indie kids hang out these days if not at the Starfish Room, Sugar Refinery, or Blinding Light (all RIP as far as I know).