Kitsilano News: July 21

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City of Vancouver is Prepared to Buy the Arbutus Corridor from CP Rail (Vancouver Sun) – Great news for those who live near the old train tracks, or use the bike paths or community gardens that it currently supports. The city has said that it has made an offer to purchase the land from CP Rail for fair market value. If the City owns the lands, they will maintain and enhance the use of the land for the benefit of residents, while CP has stated that it will consider reactivation, redevelopment and other options that may or may not be in the best interests of the community.

Why Historic Homes Still Capture our Hearts (Freshome) – A fun list explaining why character homes can tug at your heart strings. Kitsilano has it’s fair share of character homes, both those that have been rejuvenated and those that need some TLC, and they’ll always be in demand by home buyers.

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Kitsilano Summer Activities: Have you been to Bard on the Beach yet this year? A Midsummer Night’s Dream was as entertaining as it was inspiring. The acting was top notch, the use of music and props were fantastic and watching the sun go down behind the stage is incredible. If you haven’t yet been for a show this year, I highly recommend it. There are only a few weeks left to catch a 75th Anniversary Kitsilano Showboat Program. Running until August 16th, this classic Kitsilano summer activity offers a mix of dance and music at Kits Beach. With 75 years of practice, the show shouldn’t fail to entertain.

Gearing up to sell your home in the fall? Let us tell you what your Kitsilano home is worth in today’s market, and what you can do to maximize the sale price (through small repairs, design details or updates) so you can be prepared to get into the market as soon as September hits (if not sooner).


Kitsilano Restaurant Recommendation: The Naam. When was the last time you went to the Naam? Still unique. Still fresh. Still delicious and the cold beers are still flowing. It’s a fantastic spot to enjoy some comfort food after a few hours on the beach.