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Get Onboard That Christmas Train

November 30th, 2008

 The From November 28, 2008-January 3, 2009 (except Christmas Day) get on board the Christmas train and experience one of Vancouver's charming Christmastime traditions.

The Vancouver Park Board and the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund have together created nights of magic and illumination in the middle of wondrous Stanley Park. ...

Sustainable Dining a la Japonaise

November 21st, 2008

 Martini Boys recently reviewed "Miko" (Beautiful Sky) Restaurant at 1055 West Hastings in Coal Harbour:


The Coal Harbour neighbourhood is quietly acheiving culinary "destination" status, yum, yum.

Shop Hop November 27, 2008. 5-10pm

November 21st, 2008

 Coal Harbour residents can get the shopping season underway on the evening of November 27th on the streets and alleys of neighbouring Gastown:

Coal Harbour Market Recap

November 15th, 2008


Coal Harbour Market Recap

At the beginning of the summer the Canadian dollar was near par with the U.S. dollar and there were noticeably fewer foreign buyers for luxurious Coal Harbour properties this summer as compared with last.  Seventy-five Coal Harbour properties changed hands between June 1-September 30th, 2008; while 170 Coal Harbour properties were sold in the same period of 2 ...

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

November 14th, 2008

 Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Vancouver has entered that next phase of culinary stardom--the discovery by big brand Michelin-approved international chefs opening signature dining rooms.  The Globe and Mail ran the following story on Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten who will be opening "Market" in the Shangri-la Hotel in January.  Starry, starry nights ahead:


Jean-Georges Readies ...

Ritz Carlton Vancouver In An Un-neighbourly Dispute

November 12th, 2008


 A report in The Globe And Mail yesterday sheds new light on the suspension of work at the construction site for Vancouver's Ritz Carleton:


Parking Lot Source of Suit Against Ritz-Carlton Developers

Winners of the 2008 Gold Medal Plates

November 10th, 2008

 Vancouver's (and Sooke's) culinary luminaries gathered at The Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour last week to compete in the 2008 Gold Medal Plates competition.  Top honors, "gold" went to Frank Pabst of "The Bluewater Cafe":

What Is Happening With Pricing on Resale Property In Coal Harbour?

November 6th, 2008


So what is going on with prices in Coal Harbour on resale properties you ask?  They are remarkably resilient for the most part, particularly on the higher end of the pricing ladder.   Here is some historical data derived from MLS for sales in Coal Harbour:

Jan 1-Nov 1, 2008

223 units sold
highest sale price $6.5m  5 bedroom 6 bath sold at  $1622/sq ...

100 Mile Diet, UBC Farm

November 4th, 2008


Joy and I were musing on a recent jaunt in Coal Harbour about what The Hundred Mile Diet would look like to a resident of Coal Harbour, where there is a distinct shortage of vegetable gardens.  A trip to Urban Fare would likely prove the end game.  We'd gotten onto the subject while discussing the possiblity that our favorite local Saturday morning market at The UBC Farm might disapp ...