February 3, 2014
VANCOUVER EVENTS FEBRUARY 2014
Every month, the Cit compiles a list of Vancouver’s must-see events. This makes it easy to ensure that you’re always around ‘n about town experiencing all that vivacious Vancouver has to offer. We’ve drawn from various sources to make this calendar your monthly go-to list for all things Vancouver. The Cit is pleased to release the February edition of your Vancouver Social Calendar. As always, if you have an event you’d like us to include, share.
For a list of full events, check out our events calendar.
Robson Square Skating | Nov 15 – Feb 28 | UBC Robson Square | Saunter the open-air rink on skates | www.robsonsquare.com | @UBCRobsonSquare
PuSh – Performing...
January 30, 2014
TED CONFERENCE VANCOUVER 2014 SPEAKERS LIST
This March, the world renowned and official TED Conference is leaving its Long Beach, California location for a new home in Vancouver.
Some of the brightest and most inspirational icons, mavericks and geniuses will be coming to Vancouver to share their innovative and trend setting ideas. Speaker highlights for this year include Bill and Melinda Gates, Chris Hadfield, Sting, Zak Ebrahim, Rob Knight, Randall Monroe, Yoruba Richen, Wendy Chung and Chris Kluwe. See below for the full list of speakers.
Speakers will touch on topics ranging from technology, entertainment, design and education to climate change, architecture, music, physics, parenting, typography, and fireflies.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, The TED Conference...
December 2, 2013
Best Christmas Events Vancouver 2013 Guide
Christmas in Vancouver is the most wonderful time of year. If you’re spending the holidays in town, don’t miss out on Vancouver’s best Christmas events. Standouts include the Rogers Santa Claus Parade, the world’s tallest living Christmas tree and free ice skating at Robson Square. You’ll also want to make your season brighter with a visit to Vancouver’s shiniest Christmas light displays, including the dazzling Bright Nights at Stanley Park.
Without further ado, here’s your guide to Christmas in Vancouver 2013.
Best Christmas Events Vancouver 2013 Guide
November 22, 2013
The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive
The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive will be collecting until Monday! Instead of letting your old coats and jeans sit in your dresser, bring them to one of our drop-off locations for someone who will really appreciate them. It's starting to get cold, and every article you can offer helps. For locations visit:
The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive story
Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s eastside and said to themselves, we’ve got to do something.
They put out an appeal to their fellow colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown...
November 21, 2013
VANCOUVER NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014 PARTIES GUIDE
Vancouverites can choose to party small or splurge big with an exciting assortment of New Year’s Eve parties this year. Check out our complete Vancouver New Year’s Eve 2014 Parties Guide.
Large New Year’s Eve Parties
Ciroc Vodka Presents The Shangri-La NYE Gala 2014
Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
- Dress Code: Mandatory Formal Attire
- Crowd: 25+ for Men / 23+ for Women
- Music: STIMULANT J AND DJ C-STYLEZ – House, Dance, Top 40, R&B, 90’s & Party Anthems, Old School
- Food: Appetizers served at the beginning the night courtesy of Market
- Liquor: Yes, complimentary glass of champagne
- Time: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Price: Starts at $110
November 6, 2013
Vertical Forest Building: Vancouver Approves Modern Project
The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted: 11/05/2013 5:34 pm EST | Updated: 11/05/2013 5:54 pm EST
How would you like to live in a forest?
What if it had four walls, a kitchen, and a comfy bed?
On Oct. 29, Vancouver City Councilapproved the building of a project called The Vertical Forest. Created by Arno Matis Architecture, The Vertical Forest will filter and control light the way an actual forest would, according to a press release.
The building will grow in Mount Pleasant at 2290 Main St. at Kingsway, and is the neighbourhood's first rezoning development project since the Community Plan Implementation Strategy was revised.
"Once a coastal forest, now a bustling urban site, the building...
October 26, 2013
BJARKE INGELS’ 52-STOREY LANDMARK VANCOUVER TOWER APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL
The decision also comes after the City of Vancouver’s Urban...
October 11, 2013
North Vancouver District approves 61 Maplewood townhouses Anthem Properties scolded for premature demolition
Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News
October 9, 2013 12:00 AM -
Despite one complaint about premature demolition, Anthem Properties has won its bid to build a 61-unit townhouse development at Seymour River Place near Maplewood Farm.
Located south of Mount Seymour Parkway, the development comprises five threestorey buildings consisting primarily of two-and three-bedroom units.
Anthem's decision to tear down the houses on the property before winning its rezoning permit was a slap in the face to the district's democratic process, according to Coun. Lisa Muri.
"I will send a message to all developers in this community that it's not cool to go ahead and tear down homes when a decision has not been made," she said at the Sept....
October 8, 2013
September 2013 Stats released October 2, 2013
Home buyer and seller activity in the Greater Vancouver housing market continues to far outpace 2012, yet is in line with the region’s 10-year averages.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,483 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2013. This represents a 63.8 per cent increase compared to the 1,516 sales recorded in September 2012, and a 1.2 per cent decline compared to the 2,514 sales in August 2013.
Last month’s sales were 1 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month, while new listings for the month were 3.5 per cent below the 10-year average.
“While sales are up considerably from last year,...
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