VSB is deciding whether or not to save century-old schoolhouse in Kitsilano

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As reported by Global News, the fate of a century-old, arts and crafts-style schoolhouse in Kitsilano remains uncertain, as residents vow to stop demolition. Meetings are taking place at the school board to find a solution.

The tiny schoolhouse sits on the same property as General Gordon Elementary where a replacement school is under construction. Locals believe the old schoolhouse may be razed to make room for a staff parking lot. They’ve started a petition to protest. Read more…

4 of Cananda’s top 100 restaurants are in Kitsilano

Image: AnnaLena

Image: AnnaLena

16 of Canada’s 100 best restaurants are in Vancouver, and 4 of the 16 are in Kitsilano. Canada’s 100 Best is the “definitive guide to Canada’s culinary scene.” Judges include rockstar chefs, food journalists, restaurateurs, and other culinary pros. KPMG Canada is the official adjudicator of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, providing voting and data verification services to ensure the Canada’s 100 Best ranking remains independent and accurate.

Which fabulous restaurants in Kitsilano made Canada’s 100 Best list in 2016? AnnaLena, La Quercia, Maenam, and Bishop’s.

Vancouver ranks 5th best city globally for quality of life

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Image: Flick/Nick Kenrick

It may not surprise you that Vancouver recently ranked fifth best city among 230 cities globally for quality of life. The list is annually compiled by consultancy firm Mercer, and is used to help global companies compensate expat workers fairly based on location.

Vancouver is the only city in North America to make the top 10, Vienna, Zurich, Auckland, and Munich coming in ahead. Other North American cities to make the top 100 include Toronto (15) and Ottawa (17). In the United States, San Francisco (28) ranks highest for quality of living, followed by Boston (34), Honolulu (35), Chicago (43), and New York City (44).

Mercer ranks quality of living based on internal stability, crime levels, performance of local law enforcement, and the home country’s relationship with other countries.

Here are the top 10 cities globally:

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6 mood-lifting ways to get ready for spring

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Image: Flickr/d-olwen-dee

Spring is the season for renewal and growth. With the first day of spring coming up March 20, this is the ideal time to freshen your home and change your habits.

From uncluttering and spring cleaning, to gardening and taking your work-out outdoors, here are six uplifting ways to get ready for spring. Read more…

3 open houses in Kits this week

Image: Live Kitsilano

Image: Live Kitsilano

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…

Dining Out For Life: These Kitsilano restaurants are making a difference one bite at a time

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On March 10, join thousands of diners for breakfast, lunch or dinner as a way to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS in our community.

Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event and many Kitsilano restaurants are taking part by contributing 25% of their food sales to registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful. All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services they provide free-of-charge, including hot meals, nutritional counselling, meal planning, and various support therapies.

Make a difference in the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS by dining out at these Kitsilano restaurants on March 10: Read more…

Kitsilano home sets record selling for $735,000 over asking price

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The house at 3555 West 1st Avenue sold for $735,000 over the asking price of $3.5 million, setting a new record for Kits real estate. The house was built in 1912, is 3,400 square feet and sits on a standard 33 x 120 foot lot without a view.  It has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.

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What to do this weekend in Kits

Scene from Vancouver-shot  movie Deadpool. Image credit: Cineplex.com

Scene from Vancouver-shot movie Deadpool. Image credit: Cineplex.com

Besides strolling through our lovely blooming neighbourhood, umbrella in hand, reusable coffee mug in the other, we’ve got a few ideas for what to do this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here’s what’s on this weekend in Kitsilano.

What to do this weekend in Kits

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