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Urban Fringe Communities: Marpole

W68 Granville Condos
Marpole is one of Vancouver's oldest communities, split up into four sub-areas of Granville, Hudson, Oak, and Cambie. It's a bustling gateway from the south that visitors first encounter via the international airport (YVR). The neighborhood has an eclectic mix of shopping, entertainment, and housing in the form of apartment buildings under 5 storeys (50.1%), newer mixed-use buildings up to 12 storeys (9.1%), single-family (20%), and detached duplex (11.7%) according to 2016 census data.

Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius Year of the Rat The Lunar New Year took place on January 25, 2020, and marked the beginning…

Green Roofs

green roofs

Pictured above is the green roof on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver. It appears no detail has been overlooked, which is to be expected when the market value of its residential units is $1,600+ Providing a view of something more…

Airbnb Regulations

A recent meetup brought together Vancouver’s Airbnb community, hosted by Aaron Zifkin (Regional Director – Americas Operations) and Alex Dagg (Public Policy Manager, Canada). The event was geared toward shedding some light on where the regulations stand when it comes to…

Stanley Park


Vancouver’s 400 hectare urban oasis, Stanley Park, was recently voted the number one park in the world according to Trip Advisor, a travel website that receives 50 million+ monthly unique visitors, and millions of user reviews; 6,300+ of which were positively attributed to Vancouver’s…



“It will be like living in an idea.” – Urban Design Panel Words expressed by the Urban Design Panel regarding 777 – 795 West 41st Ave., where Arno Matis Architecture’s Aperture development is located along the Cambie Corridor. The structure, much…

Gastown 1905 to 2014


As Vancouver’s original Downtown founded in 1867, Gastown survived a period of decline and disrepair following the 1960s, today known as a tourist and commercial hub, and home to a number of the city’s most prominent high-tech businesses and startups.

Vancouver’s West End Gentrification


“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett It’s one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Western Canada, comprising 35% of Downtown Vancouver’s peninsula, and with the City under significant…

Laneway Housing


Although typically classified under names such as coach houses, infill housing, and granny flats, Laneway House (LWH) is a great densification initiative that can provide many benefits for both the land owner and tenant. Made official in late 2009, the…