ICBC to vacate North Vancouver offices in next 3 to 5 years, leaving prime real estate empty – BC

After more than four decades on Lower Lonsdale, ICBC informed its employees this week that it will be vacating its headquarters at 151 West Esplanade St. in North Vancouver in the next three to five years. The 1980 building, which is owned by the public insurance corporation, has just under 300,000 square feet of leasable … Read more

Bigger, bolder, higher: Vancouver’s push for density has builders rejigging their plans

Rendering of the original Raphael building.Cape Group When Vancouver developer Zack Ross heard that the Broadway Plan had been approved, he immediately ordered all work stopped at the site of a 95-unit apartment building on East 2nd Avenue, in the False Creek Flats area. Instead of a five-storey building, Mr. Ross now had the potential … Read more

Why documents found on a sidewalk are shaking up Vancouver’s municipal election

VANCOUVER—It was crisp, white pieces of paper folded up and laying on a drab sidewalk not far from Vancouver City Hall that grabbed the attention of Stanley Q. Woodvine. The paper was pristine enough for Woodvine to assume someone had recently dropped it. So, being a binner who is homeless, he picked it up. “I … Read more

Vancouver social housing complex residents face demo-viction over redevelopment plan

Linsea O’Shea sits outside her home where she is facing demo-viction at the three-storey Alma Blackwell housing project in Vancouver on Sept. 4.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail Linsea O’Shea has lived in a highly affordable three-bedroom rental unit on the east side of Vancouver for almost 20 years. The single mother raised her three kids … Read more

Group opposing development on Vancouver’s Jericho Lands pushes for changes

Murray Hendren and Susan Fisher are part of the Jericho Coalition who are concerned about the debate around development on the Jericho Lands in Vancouver.Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail Imagine a new 35-acre community of midrises built out of mass timber – a place that restricts cars and has a significant share of truly affordable … Read more

Vancouver offers to extend leases to residents of 13 buildings in False Creek South

MiJoung Kim and her husband Rob Renger spending time in their False Creek South neighborhood in Vancouver on August 12, 2022.Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail After years of uncertainty, the owners of 13 strata leasehold buildings in Vancouver’s False Creek South neighborhood have been offered extensions on their leases with the city. The local government … Read more

6 Places Near Vancouver Where The Real Estate Is Way Cheaper, According To A Top Realtor

It’s no secret that Vancouver real estate is pricey, but luckily there are a few small towns and neighborhoods just outside of the big city, that are cheaper to buy a place in. Top real estate agent Conor Kelly, from Stonehaus Realty, sat down with Narcity and gave his expert advice on what the most … Read more

This Stunning House For Sale In Vancouver Comes With Its Own Aquarium & Koi Pond (PHOTOS)

There is a massive luxury home for sale in the Vancouver area and it has some wild amenities. This modern home that comes with its own aquarium and koi pond is for sale for $29.9 million in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood. It seriously looks like something plucked straight out of the reality TV series, Selling Sunsets† … Read more

Generation density: Past planners speak out on urban development

Senior Architect, Urban Designer and Development Planner Ralph Segal in Vancouver.Courtesy Ralph Segal When senior architect, urban designer and development planner Ralph Segal was working on densifying a Vancouver neighbourhood, such as the West End or North False Creek, he’d put on his most comfortable shoes and walk every day, searching for pockets that could … Read more

Here’s What It Costs To Buy Real Estate In Different Vancouver Neighbourhoods & It’s Wild

Vancouver, BC might have the least affordable housing market in Canada, but buying a home in some neighborhoods in the city is definitely a bit cheaper than others. Neighborhoods in Vancouver range from having super luxurious ocean-front houses to more affordable options. But even some of the less desirable areas have wildly high price tags … Read more