Mayor Robertson to be replaced with condos

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Many Franks pointed out this article over at syruptrap.ca:

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to be town down, replaced with condos

VANCOUVER (The News Desk) — After a long fight with developers, City Hall announced yesterday that Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson will be demolished to make way for a condo development.

“Gregor is such a recognizable part of this city. We are all very sad to see him go and regret that we couldn’t do more to save him,” said City Hall human resources manager Deborah Swift as she watched construction crews approach the mayor from across the street.

According to documents from Henriquez Parters, the developer, Robertson will be rezoned as “mixed-use residential.” If the application is approved by council, the two-term mayor will be rebuilt as a 16-storey residential tower, with commercial space at street level.

Read the full article here.

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Unplugged
Unplugged
6 years ago
Royce McCutcheon
Royce McCutcheon
6 years ago

@33: Fixie, I appreciate your perspective on the experiences of past generations as your arguments are clear and sometimes provide back-up data you base your conclusions on. But I must ask what it would take for you to accept that those currently establishing families today (say mid-20s to mid-30s) have it tougher than their boomer folks did when they were the same age. Referring to the Depression, you yourself acknowledge that generational differences can exist. What data would you need to see? I’m not ascribing this to you but in my real life experiences (and in experiences recounted by friends), nothing has made baby boomers I know bristle more than the suggestion that it might be harder to establish a family now than it was when they were the same age. I don’t experience or hear of anger on any… Read more »

fixie guy
fixie guy
6 years ago

@41 Straw men, false dichotomies and self-contradictions are no way to go through life.

cris
cris
6 years ago

fixie,

Now, all of a sudden it is all about personal perseverance when the topic changes to “Others.” Others are always not working hard enough, not taking initiative.

What happens to household income/house price ratio discussed HERE every 15 min? What do these matrix compare now and then?

“Others” is always where the problems begin.

Son of Ponzi
Son of Ponzi
6 years ago

Kudos to the Richmomd News for not censoring opinions voiced by its readers.

http://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/letters/don-t-like-canada-there-s-the-door-1.912132

UBC in Crisis Mode
UBC in Crisis Mode
6 years ago

@29: what are the total sale for Van West so far? Maybe the following is only showing sales of two weeks ago?

apartment/house/duplex
New listing 380 156 53
Sold so far 2 3 0
Listing(Feb)555 236 80
Sold (Feb) 223 136 35

Best place on meth
Best place on meth
6 years ago

“Hong Kong and mainland Chinese immigrants be warned. This summer, Canada is plugging gaps in its border management that have allowed some of you to practice passport and taxation fraud.”

You couldn’t print this in a Canadian paper, it would be deemed racist. That’s how politically correct and screwed up this country is.

I’m sure a lawsuit against Canada from angry Chinese is forthcoming.

“You don’t respect our culture! We had a deal!”

Bull! Bull! Bull!
Bull! Bull! Bull!
6 years ago

>And I don’t really think there’s that much non-compliance now – why would someone making all their money in HK or mainland China want to spend most of their time in Canada anyway? they problem is people who are in Canada but claiming to reside in HK to avoid tax, as the article states (“or citizens who falsely claim to be residing overseas in order to dodge Canadian tax obligations”). come on patriotz. you aren’t even listening to the other side of the debate. >The real problem, which we have been discussing for some time, is those who are officially residents not reporting offshore income. And this is a taxation issue not an immigration one. it’s also an immigration issue. why would you want to allow people into the country who only see it as a passport of convenience? and… Read more »

Johnny-boy
Johnny-boy
6 years ago

Big Idiot Poloz saying he may even cut interest rates further trashing the Loonie even more.

What’s he going to cut them to? Negative? They will pay people to borrow and every time you go to deposit money in your savings account, the bank manager will come out and deliver a big kick in your ass, that will be the ‘deposit bonus’

RFM
RFM
6 years ago

Regarding Comment # 31: IF monthly sales are 2586, the Vancouver Realtor Hunger Index would be at 61%, slightly below February’s 62%. Historically, during the last 17 years for which I have data, a VRHI of 61% for March would be the third highest, eclipsing even 2009’s 60%. Only March 2013’s 64% and March 1998’s 65% are higher. Details and comparison data for 17 years at: http://vancouverpeak.com/Thread-Vancouver-Realtor-Hunger-Index

fixie guy
fixie guy
6 years ago

@6 cris Says: “Unless you have some workable solutions, until then, go easy on us.”

Your generation is far from the first to go through this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_1980s_recession . After spending two years as an unemployed grad I solved it myself by accepting a job at half my ‘education wage’ and working my way up. Still grateful considering the generation before told stories of hand shoveling coal for $2 a ton.

patriotz
6 years ago

@27: “The bad news for such fraudsters is that the loopholes that allowed this deception are being closed.”

All that will happen for citizens claiming taxation non-residency is that they will have to keep their time in Canada below the legal 183 days a year. And I don’t really think there’s that much non-compliance now – why would someone making all their money in HK or mainland China want to spend most of their time in Canada anyway?

The real problem, which we have been discussing for some time, is those who are officially residents not reporting offshore income. And this is a taxation issue not an immigration one.

On the other hand, I think there will be a real effect on permanent residents who are falsely claiming to be in Canada while actually working offshore.

VHB
VHB
6 years ago

Total days 21
Days elapsed so far 12
Weekends / holidays 6
Days missing 0
Days remaining 9
7 Day Moving Average: Sales 121
7 Day Moving Average: Listings 254
SALES
Sales so far 1497
Projection for rest of month (using 7day MA) 1089
Projected month end total 2586
NEW LISTINGS
Listings so far 3214
Projection for rest of month (using 7day MA) 2290
Projected month end total 5504
Sell-list so far 46.6%
Projected month-end sell-list 47.0%
MONTHS OF INVENTORY
Inventory as of March 18, 2014 15231
MoI at this sales pace 5.89

Heard Herd selling
Heard Herd selling
6 years ago

This just in….1800GotJunk is buying all MC2 condoms, they will be used as live work spaces and corporate training will be done as Vancity landfill nearby will enable trainee to decipher what’s junk and what’s Jank, Corp will be hiring 100 garboligists, with a typical Vancity starting wage of 12.88 per hour plus free umbrella, rumors are Microsoft and Apple employees will be competing for these coveted positions, said mayor Robertson in a news conference

VMD
6 years ago

(Unconfirmed) A realtor just sent the following stats to clients yesterday:

SFH Sales: March 1-17,2014
Point Grey: 1
Dunbar: 2 ($1.5m & $2.18m)

“for whole of Feb 2014, the above two areas recorded 47 sales”

tedeastside
tedeastside
6 years ago

Seattle has Boeing Microsoft….Vancouver has 1-800-got junk

where u gonna work at!!!! proud vancouverite

VMD
6 years ago

Ian Young: “Canada to target tax and visa cheats by tracking departures” Hong Kong and mainland Chinese immigrants be warned. This summer, Canada is plugging gaps in its border management that have allowed some of you to practice passport and taxation fraud. Asides from any security concerns, this rather glaring loophole has presented two major opportunities for fraud – for permanent residents who untruthfully claim to be living in Canada in order to qualify for citizenship (regarded as an unpleasant duty by some Chinese immigrants), and for citizens who falsely claim to be residing overseas in order to dodge Canadian tax obligations. Hong Kong and Chinese immigrants are widely understood to be among the most prolific offenders in both respects – an understanding that emerges not because of racial profiling but because of the sheer number who divide their time… Read more »

Heard Herd selling
Heard Herd selling
6 years ago

Rumor today is the port truckers strike is affecting supply chain of fortune cookie, so city council is making them, all profits go to bigger better green cycling lanes, actually they no longer paint road green, but now grow green marijuana so when stoned cyclist crash they no get scabs, just nibble on herb road and feel better,

paulb
6 years ago

New Listings 275
Price Changes 105
Sold Listings 133
TI:15231

http://www.paulboenisch.com

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6 years ago

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Snake
Snake
6 years ago

With real estate prices out of reach for the average citizen in Vancouver, some are resorting to renting pricey closets. Do closets even have heat registers? You’ll also have access to the living room, kitchen, and bathroom in case you get a little stir crazy.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1216086/micro-living-spaces-gaining-in-popularity-in-vancouver/

http://priceypads.com/4-more-closets-to-rent-in-vancouver-bc/

http://priceypads.com/oh-canada-5-closets-to-rent-in-vancouver-bc/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXY3ycuPpRw

Doug
Doug
6 years ago

@Crikey
“Most of us here understand that higher interest rates go hand in hand with falling housing prices”

Correction:

Most do not understand that higher interest rates (ie. higher inflation) often go hand in hand with rising housing prices.

Another way to correct your initial statement would be to simply insert the word ‘real’ before interest rates. But that word 🙂 really confuses most people.

patriotz
6 years ago

@21: “I’m actually grateful for most of flaherty’s work. Elimating income trusts introducing the TSFA.

On the other hand, all that CMHC tinkering…”

That’s like saying two goldfish comprise most of two goldfish and a whale. Actually you left out the second whale, the massive structural deficit.

T
T
6 years ago

I’m actually grateful for most of flaherty’s work. Elimating income trusts introducing the TSFA.

On the other hand, all that CMHC tinkering…