3 open houses in Kits this week

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Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano  real estate porn. Read more…

Kitsilano’s best ice cream shops

Smoking soft serve from 720 Sweets. Image credit: 720sweets.com

Smoking soft serve from 720 Sweets. Image credit: 720sweets.com

Of course, the moment we begin writing a post on the best ice cream in Kitsilano, the weather changes on us. Well, all three of these sweet shops are still worth a visit during this cool spell, and as a bonus there probably won’t be any line-ups.

3 of Kitsilano’s best ice cream shops

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Kitsilano Showboat needs volunteers for summer 2016

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Kitsilano Showboat has been providing Kits residents and fans from all over Vancouver with free, live entertainment at Kitsilano Beach for over 80 years. They need your help this summer to keep the fun going.

Do you enjoy being part of our beautiful community of Kitsilano? Do you enjoy making all kinds of people smile – young and old? Then turn up for the volunteer meeting 7:30pm on June 8, at the Kitsilano Showboat stage at Kits Beach.

There are opportunities for greeters, program sellers, and donation collectors. Volunteers commit to 2 1/2 hours per week (6:30-9pm), Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from July 20 to August 20.

For more information about Kitsilano Showboat:
kitsilanoshowboat.com

3 open houses in Kits this week

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Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano  real estate porn. Read more…

A cut above: Kitsilano gains a new fashion design and production hub

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New York’s loss is Vancouver’s gain as fashion vanguard Liza Deymenjian brings her style and a fresh vision to Kitsilano. With over 25 years experience in the garment manufacturing industry, Deymenjin recently returned to Vancouver after a 12-year stint in New York to launch The Cutting Room.

After months of renovating the space that was formerly Linda’s Urban Spa, Deymenjin opened the doors to The Cutting Room. Read more…

Kitsilano Coast Guard base finally re-opens

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As reported by CKNW, Kitsilano Coast Guard Station re-opens Sunday, May 1. The base closure in 2013 was controversial, to say the least. The debate about the closure heated up immensely with the 2015 bunker fuel spill in English Bay.

There won’t be an official announcement, public open house, or ribbon cutting of any kind though, as Canadian Coast Guard spokesperson Dan Bate calls the re-opening of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base a soft launch. Read more…

“Is Kitsilano Dead?” asks Vancouver realtor

Image:  Guilhem Vellut

Image:
Guilhem Vellut

An article on Kitsilano real estate recently published in Vancouver magazine has residents talking. Realtor Ben Chimes of Zwick Chimes Real Estate Group wrote the piece titled: “Is Kitsilano dead?”

At first, the idea seems ludicrous. Real estate around Kits has always been pricey and desirable. But the argument makes a few salient points. You can read an excerpt below:

“With easy access to beaches and parks, a highly walkable community of shops, restaurants, and cafés along 4th Avenue—not to mention a mellow Westcoast vibe that once seemed to define Vancouver—you could easily understand why Kits would be in high demand.

From a real estate perspective, however, we are seeing a different story developing. At the end of 2015, the average sales price of a condo in Kitsilano was $522,425. Whereas near Main Street, it was $572,661. Just five years ago, those numbers were $438,068 and $365,295, respectively. Read more…

Kitsilano Pool opens Saturday, May 21

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Opening day for Kitsilano Pool marks the unofficial start of summer in Kits. According to the Vancouver.ca public pool schedules, opening day for Kitsilano Pool is Saturday May 21, 2016 with public swimming from 9am to 8:30pm.

Kitsilano Pool is Vancouver’s only heated saltwater swimming pool. The outdoor summer pool is 137 metres long (almost three times longer than an Olympic pool) and has 3 slides. Because it’s so close to Kits beach, one of the top 5 beaches in Vancouver, it appears to be a turquoise extension of the ocean. Read more…

4 great Kits restaurants for families

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The Sunshine Diner’s eggs benny. Image credit: Thesunshinediner.com

Often when we do a post on family-friendly restaurants, the usual suspects come to mind including Rocky Mountain Flatbread, White Spot, and Burgoo. While all three of these places do indeed offer a welcoming space and good food, we thought we’d seek out a few more restaurants to add to the list.

4 great Kits restaurants for families

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