This city has lost more than a thousand people a year in the 25-44 age group since 2012 and it’s not hard to guess why.
One of those people has an editorial in the Vancouver Sun:
Sure, I managed to pay rent on a 380-square-foot apartment and eat takeout sushi once in while, but I definitely haven’t saved for retirement or been able to afford to give birth yet. I’ve spent most of my 30s on the west coast (land of economic opportunities?) while I watched my friends on the east coast (with less education than me) buy four-bedroom houses and multiple cars.
Sure, they shovel snow, but they also run across the street to borrow sugar from the neighbours. They trade gardening tips with the elders living next door. Their children play in the backyard. They are happy and connected.
In Vancouver I’m lucky to get a hello in an elevator.
Read the full editorial here.
Are you in that 25-44 year old demographic and if so are you thinking of leaving or in love with the city and never gonna go?