Downtown Eastside

Hummingbirds brighten a dark alley in the Downtown Eastside

When asked to create a design for a blank wall of a highly active alley in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Charlene Johnny Wadsworth immediately thought of hummingbirds.

New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse

Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims

George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks

  We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...
DTES Street Market's Roland Clark. Photo by Alyse Kotyk

Pigeon park street market moving east to safer grounds, with city's blessing

Despite the optics, the street market has a policy against selling stolen goods and instead tries to encourage the sale of found refurbished and recycled items and handmade goods.
"Voice to Voice," Design by Doris Cheung, Artwork by Dwayne Woloshyn

Downtown Eastside writers group launches seventh book

The Thursdays Writing Collective, a group of writers from the Downtown Eastside, releases its latest book, "Voice to Voice."
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Party with a purpose at Victory Square

Downtown Eastside neighbours got together at Victory Square for an afternoon of music, food, art, and information.

Protesters at Oppenheimer Park vow to stay and fight for low-income housing

The protesters want to negotiate with the City and remain at their camp, installed at Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside.

The Portland Hotel Society gets a stick for extravagant spending

I just couldn’t let this story go by without writing about it again. The long and short of it is that the higher (no pun intended) authorities of the Portland Hotel Society (PHS) and several of their...

DTES Local Area Plan pleases, and enrages, everyone

As the saga of our several community plans continues to unfold in Vancouver the DTES Plan proves to be perhaps the most complex and innovative, but surprisingly not the most controversial.

City Hall liveblog: Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan debate

Live from Vancouver City Hall: Deciding the fate of the DTES. It's loud and passionate.