Are You Grateful To Live in Kitsilano? Here’s How To Show It.

Gratitude at Rain or Shine. Image: Mary Jo Wagner

Gratitude at Rain or Shine. Image: Mary Jo Wagner

‘Tis the season to give thanks and we in Kits have a lot to be thankful for.

A couple of years ago with the support of a Neighbourhood Small Grant funded by the Vancouver Foundation and managed by Kits House, a group of women started encouraging people on the West side of Vancouver to express their gratitude by writing on windows, ribbons or post-it-notes.

And they just keep going.

This year they have over two dozen Gratitude Stops around the west side, including eight in Kitsilano at locations including Rain or Shine, The Kits Library, Kits Community Centre, Kits Neighbourhood House and Neverland Tea Salon. You’ll find the full list after the jump.

The idea is simple: Just add your comment to what your neighbours have said.

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5 Things You Need To Know Before You Cast Your Ballot in Kitsilano

voting in Kits

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Although Election Day is a few weeks away, there are some things Kitsilano voters need to know about Canada’s 2015 federal election.

On Monday October 19, 2015, the Kitsilano community joins the rest of Canada to vote. Polls are suggesting that the federal election is a three-way race in Metro Vancouver, between Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. If you’re on the edge of your seat, CBC’s Poll Tracker will help you stay on top of the latest political polls.

As a Kitsilano voter, here are the top five things you need to know. Read more…

One-Zone Bus Fares Begin October 5. Here’s What You Need To Know.


As of Monday, October 5, TransLink fares for the Metro Vancouver bus network will change: all travel on buses across the entire region will only cost a one-zone fare. This is part and parcel of the full implementation of the Compass Card fare payment system. Read more…

Kitsilano’s Super Cool New Restaurant Supermarine Is Hiring Servers

Image: Supermarine

Image: Supermarine

Straight from the horse’s mouth:

Three months in and apparently a lot of people love seafood and cocktails! As we prepare to expand our service hours and roll out Vancouver’s most exciting and delicious new brunch next month, we’ll also need to bring on more servers. So, for evening and weekend brunch service, we’re accepting applications for experienced servers. Please email us your resume and a few words about yourself to eat [at] and we’ll be in touch. Cheers and thanks.

1685 Yew Street,

Meet 720 Sweets – Kitsilano’s Newest Ice Cream Store

Image: 720 Sweets

Image: 720 Sweets

Kits has a new destination ice cream shop. 720 Sweets opened recently at Blenheim and West Broadway. They do soft serve with eye catching embellishments like billowing clouds of pink cotton candy and sticky, golden honeycombs. In fact, the shop’s name is inspired by honeycombs- 720 refers to the number of angles that comprise a honeycomb.

The owners are experienced vendors. You might already know them from the Richmond Night Market where they run the games and also own few food stalls that sell crepes and bubble tea.

You can browse the full list of 720 Sweets flavours here. Stop by and let us know what you think.