Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vancouver Real Estate Costs Driving Out Artists

From the Globe and Mail online.
Vancouver has more artists per square kilometre than any other major city in Canada.
It is also the toughesst place for them to find studios because of the expensive, aggressive real-estate market, where never-ending condo developments eat cheap space. 
Now the city's politicians and staff say they think they've found a solution: Give artists free rein to set up studios on industrial land, where they can add jobs and activity without sparking any land speculation...
 But the city's arts community says that wouldn't be necessary if the city could just stop its staff fromkicking artists out of the spaces where they're already working.
 Read the full article by Frances Bula here.

1 comment:

  1. Vancouver has seen a decade of real estate price appreciation and new developments.
    Uric Stain


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