Tag: Gregor Robertson

Tenants are the winners as rental database drives down number of building code violations

Vancouver city council’s decision to shine a light on landlords with bylaw violations is producing dividends for city renters, driving down the number of outstanding violations by 75 percent. Using the city’s rental database, home-hunting renters can check… Read More

Hootsuite building had been through open tender, final deal was at market rates and supported tech jobs

The Hootsuite lease at 5 East 8th Ave. that is at the centre of a court action launched by Glen Chernen, a man who would be mayor, has been standing in pretty plain view since Mayor Gregor Robertson… Read More

Solving the Sam Sullivan Olympic Village problem, $100 million at a time

Buried deep in the city’s annual financial statements headed to this week’s council meeting is the news that Vancouver is more than $170 million closer to retiring the Olympic Village debt. That obligation stood at more than $750… Read More

Broadway Corridor subway would equal Canada Line the day it opened, generate jobs, reduce congestion

According to a new report on the Broadway Corridor, jointly sponsored by the City of Vancouver, UBC and the Vancouver Economic Commission, a new subway to UBC would unlock high tech jobs, reduce congestion and stimulate economic development…. Read More