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From Railtown to the False Creek Flats: Vancouver’s Top 5 Industrial Neighbourhoods

In recent years, Vancouver has been showcased as one of the world’s top cities, hosting world events that encouraged tourists from across the globe, starting with Expo ‘86 to the 2010 Winter Olympics. According to Statistics Canada, the population of Metro Vancouver has increased by 6.5 percent from 2011-16. Housing in Vancouver has been on the rise over the last decade, and gentrification has begun to trickle into areas that were once solely industrial neighbourhoods. Historically, Vancouver’s geographic location made it a transportation hub connecting Western Canada to Europe and Asia, leading to a booming manufacturing industry with the Canadian Pacific Railway as the center. Yaletown and False Creek are prime examples of the transformations from industrial neighbourhoods to urban centres. There is great potential in Metro Vancouver – here are the cities top 5 industrial neighbourhoods. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Tips to Freshen Up Your Home

Spring cleaning is an age-old tradition recognized around the world where, come Spring, people cleanse, tidy and declutter their homes. It’s a rejuvenating process that breathes new life into your home and metaphorically rids it of the drudgery and darkness of wintertime. Spring cleaning can have many benefits, including better organization and improved feng shui. Here are some steps to help you efficiently clean and organize your home. Continue reading