Neighbourhoods

Main Street

Minutes from downtown but miles from ordinary, this stylish street at the heart of East Van has a little something for everyone. Thick-framed glasses, loose cardigans, and fixed-gear bicycles are the accessories of choice here. But like so many of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods, there are a variety of other characters that call Main Street home, and this trend of diversity is perfectly reflected in the endless options for food, drink and unique shopping experiences in the area. Developers have recently seized upon limited available ground, particularly around the Main Street and 7th Avenue area, with large-scale developments expected to spring up as the ‘hood’s older residents begin to sell out.

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Good News: You Can Finally “Siphon” Your Coffee

Good News: You Can Finally “Siphon” Your Coffee

Starbucks new Reserve on Main caters to the coffee nerd.  

The Art of Mixing High-and-Low Styles at Home

The Art of Mixing High-and-Low Styles at Home

Contributing editor Amanda Ross shares her fave places to shop for designer homewares and budget-friendly decor.

Review: Is There Ardour for the Arbor?

Review: Is There Ardour for the Arbor?

The Arbor is already packed, but the veg palace doesn't quite live up to the hype.

7 Alternative Date Ideas Guaranteed to Impress Your Valentine

7 Alternative Date Ideas Guaranteed to Impress Your Valentine

Are you about to make a reservation at the most up-scale restaurant in town? Read this first.

Big Changes Coming to Main Street

Big Changes Coming to Main Street

A slew of shop closures and a proposal for a giant tech park are poised to overhaul a central strip of Mount Pleasant.

Which Restaurant Has the Best Wine List in the City?

Which Restaurant Has the Best Wine List in the City?

Easy, it's Vij's. No, wait, it's Burdock and Co. We ponder the merits of both.

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It Ain’t Easy Being a Tow Truck Driver in Vancouver

It Ain’t Easy Being a Tow Truck Driver in Vancouver

The city's most hated take us for a ride.

Vancouverites Are Loving This Hawaiian Dish

Vancouverites Are Loving This Hawaiian Dish

The city gets a little taste of aloha with this island staple.

Your Neighbourhood-by-Neighbourhood Vancouver Gift Guide

Your Neighbourhood-by-Neighbourhood Vancouver Gift Guide

Pick a 'hood and get all your shopping done in one afternoon.

Holiday Shopping on Main Street: 12 Great Gifts to Buy

Holiday Shopping on Main Street: 12 Great Gifts to Buy

The best thing about shopping Main? Making coffee (or beer) stops along the way.

4 Great Coffee Shops to Get Some Work Done

4 Great Coffee Shops to Get Some Work Done

Some casual caffeination stops for freelancers who need a reason to actually leave the house.

Top 3 Fall Hair Trends You’ve Got To Try

Top 3 Fall Hair Trends You’ve Got To Try

Three of Vancouver's top salons share their favourite fall hairstyles.