A few weeks ago, PT ran a post: “The West End The Way it Was.” Its last line: “One of the best urban neighbourhoods in the world.”
Regular commenter Bob took issue:
Denman Street in 2005
Next post in the series will look at seniors, and the West End housing stock.
A growing population of seniors, with a very significant proportion of older persons living alone.
The smallest share of families of any Vancouver local area, but growth in absolute numbers.
A less culturally diverse population than the city overall on many measures, but a large population of new immigrants and non-permanent residents.
A neighbourhood with many lower-income residents and households.
A substantial share of Vancouver’s rental stock and increasing affordability pressures on renters.
A large working population filling jobs in many sectors.
Strong perceptions of a healthy built environment and use of active transportation.