Vancouver in Cinemascope

With the Winter Olympics fast approaching, the editor of Vancouver Magazine takes a shot at capturing the big picture of the city that has become a model for planners everywhere.

Beyond the clichés of sustainability and eco-consciousness (all true, he adds) Gary Stephen Ross attempts to portray all the facets of Vancouver.

Ross writes, "It's easy to forget now, a quarter century after Expo 86 introduced the world to Vancouver (and Vancouver to the world), easy to forget after the exodus from Hong Kong in the '90s altered the city's demographic profile and fuelled a real estate boom, easy to forget now that Hermes and Coach and Gucci fill our shop windows - and especially easy to forget during the klieg-lit invasion of the Winter Olympics - what a small city this is. With a population of about 600,000, it's a quarter the size of Toronto proper."

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