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Young tenants energize Chinatown

Young tenants energize Chinatown | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
When Mischa Farivar first moved into a century-old Chinese Freemasons building in Chinatown two years ago, he wondered what he’d gotten himself into. The 23-year old Toronto native and . . .
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Pete McMartin: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is a ghetto made by outsiders (with video and map)

Pete McMartin: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is a ghetto made by outsiders (with video and map) | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Ask yourself if you have ever thought this: You drive down Hastings Street through the Downtown Eastside. You see the roiling parade of stumblebums and addicts on the sidewalks, the rows of ruined buildings.
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Culture of fear and blame replaces citizen engagement

Culture of fear and blame replaces citizen engagement | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Wednesday’s Vancouver council committee meeting to consider “Next Steps,” a staff report regarding four controversial community plans, began with a self-serving presentation by the city’s
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A Letter To The Editors: Restaurants Aren’t The Problem

A Letter To The Editors: Restaurants Aren’t The Problem | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
What are they protesting? The location of Cuchillo restaurant (261 Powell Street) stood vacant for over 15 years.
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Rent Assembly and Pidgin Picket

Rent Assembly and Pidgin Picket | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
(Article contributed by Singleton) The Rent Assembly just brought to Vancouver three days of a wide-ranging look at the functions and contexts of "ground rent [as] a historically produced, not-inev...
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Moving On From Gentrification to 'Shared Neighborhoods'

Moving On From Gentrification to 'Shared Neighborhoods' | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
It's hard to have a conversation about gentrification, with all the baggage around the word. As long as many argue that any level of gentrification is to be absolutely avoided, positive and responsible change remains virtually impossible.
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City and VPD move to arrest PiDGiN picketers, residents bring opposition

City and VPD move to arrest PiDGiN picketers, residents bring opposition | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Photo credit: DM GILLIS After nine steady weeks of nightly protests by anti-poverty activists in front of the PiDGiN restaurant in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, police have stated that they plan to arrest picketers.
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Downtown Eastside: 260 agencies, housing sites crowd Downtown Eastside (with video and map)

Downtown Eastside: 260 agencies, housing sites crowd Downtown Eastside (with video and map) | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Nearly $1 million a day is spent providing low-cost housing, social services and other support to vulnerable residents of the Downtown Eastside, a Vancouver Sun investigation has found. The newspaper compiled, for the first time in recent history, a list of every agency that operates in the Downtown Eastside or provides a service there, and also tallied the organizations’ annual revenues.
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Japantown: Vancouver’s lost neighbourhood (with video)

Japantown: Vancouver’s lost neighbourhood (with video) | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
U. Morimoto & Co. dry goods rented a storefront at 328 Powell St. for only two years, in 1920 and 1921.
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The End of Hogan's Alley - Part 1 - Spacing Vancouver

The End of Hogan's Alley - Part 1 - Spacing Vancouver | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
The post-WWII North American cities saw a decentralization of the Central Business District (CBD). This, in turn, saw an increase of private automobile usage, due to the ever expanding suburban sprawl.
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DTES community slams city’s Local Area Planning Process, creates their own

DTES community slams city’s Local Area Planning Process, creates their own | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Photos: DM GILLIS As summer sets in, city staff are already making preparations for the coming fall.
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Vancouver’s vision for Downtown Eastside stokes anti-gentrification protests | Toronto Star

Vancouver’s vision for Downtown Eastside stokes anti-gentrification protests | Toronto Star | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Vancouver’s efforts to transform “Canada’s poorest postal code” into a neighbourhood where rich and poor coexist have led to protests outside upscale businesses.
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Did a Well-Meaning Reality TV Show Help Reinvigorate Vancouver's Anti-Gentrification Movement?

Did a Well-Meaning Reality TV Show Help Reinvigorate Vancouver's Anti-Gentrification Movement? | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
The Downtown Eastside neighborhood had a rocky spring.
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Eat the rich: picketers promise to shut down Pidgin

Eat the rich: picketers promise to shut down Pidgin | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
DTES residents and allies from across the city vow to continue picketing Pidgin restaurant at Carrall and Hastings until it packs up and leaves. They aren’t asking for jobs, sympathy or token charitable gestures.
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A Carnegie Center Whistleblower Bravely Speaks Out

A Carnegie Center Whistleblower Bravely Speaks Out | Downtown Eastside Vancouver | Scoop.it
Over the past few months The Gazette has worked to uncover the truth regarding the Pidgin Restaurant pickets, the harassment of Gastown small businesses and an overall hostile environment towards the greater community being perpetuated by The Carnegie...
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Vancouver police warn Downtown Eastside anti-gentrification protesters that their picket of Pidgin may be criminal

Vancouver police are taking the unusual step of warning a small group of anti-gentrification activists that their daily protests outside the controversial Pidgin restaurant may be crossing the line into an act of criminal mischief.
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