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Robert Fung, 2012 Recipient of MOV

It’s been a good week for Gastown. As reported earlier, Complex magazine listed our cobble and red-brick ‘hood as the #4 Most Stylish Neighbourhood in the World (wow!).

Then on Wednesday night, Robert Fung, one of the people responsible for creating that vibe, was presented with the Emerging City Visionary Award by the Museum of Vancouver.

Fung’s Salient Group has created some of the most dynamic and innovative housing solutions in Canada (21 Doors) while celebrating Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood.

We’re not sure if Robert skateboards to work or not (those cobbles are bit tricky on hard durometer wheels) but his work in preserving Gastown’s heritage has “literally paved the way for new entrepreneurs to flourish, and give a home to Vancouver’s creative industries” says MOV director David Sung of Nicola Wealth Management.

The MOV also presented Milton and Fei Wong with a City Legacy Award, acknowledging their “extraordinary contribution and influence over the city’s celebration of diversity, academic success, and mentorship of business innovators and new entrepreneurs.”

The Museum of Vancouver’s City Shapers Award will be an ongoing annual event.

Well done, Robert and of course, everyone in our city owes a huge debt of thanks to the Wong family.