If there’s one word to describe South Cambie, it’s “central.” Since the Canada Line opened in 2010, this neighbourhood has become the most convenient spot in Vancouver. It’s truly (single-digit) minutes from downtown—without the heavy traffic and lack of space—but is also equally close to popular spots in East Vancouver and the West Side. The ’hood was forced into upheaval during the cut-and-cover construction of the Line, which decimated traffic and caused many business closures. But the area’s stalwarts kept on, and there are plenty of new gems there too. Long home to quaint low-rises and plenty of Vancouver Specials, the area is densifying fast as the sheer convenience of rapid transit and large lots woo developers.
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