47 thoughts shared about Vancouver
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Housing

Dear Vancouver,

I love you to bits. You're beautiful, clean, and exciting (even when it's raining) but seriously you need to get your act together when it comes to cost of living. It's getting harder and harder to justify paying such absurd prices.

Housing

Dear Vancouver,

I wish there would be a system in place to highly tax owners of more than one home or homes that aren't being lived in, so that the rest of us wouldn't be paying astronomical prices to rent or buy. You make it tough to keep living in this city that I never want to leave.

Environment

Dear Vancouver,

I love your seawall, I love your parks I love your bike lanes, I love your smell, I love your condos. I love most things about you, even the rain.

Economy

Dear Vancouver,

You gave the promise of the city of dreams. But what you turned out to be was the city of dead end jobs, crushing financial debt, and elitism.

Economy

Dear Vancouver,

YOU are too expensive to live in anymore for most regular income people. Small business are going under everywhere and the big brands taking over. Roads are always backed up with construction and it is impossible to get around. You have lost your charm.

People & Diversity

Dear Vancouver,

You used to be a city I was proud to be from. Now when people ask "You're FROM Vancouver?" I'm not proud that I really am. You've completely disregarded your working class who are why you are what you are today. We're left struggling to make ends meet in sub-par apartments wondering what we did to warrant being ignored by you in favour of wealthy folk from other towns. We built these hoods and now you're exploiting our personalities for profit so others can pretend they saw you first..I miss you

Urban Planning & Public Space

Dear Vancouver,

When you get it right, you do it BEST. On a bluebird day, in any season, you are the most beautiful, gorgeous, spectacular city in the world. But P.S. holy crap, your traffic sucks.