The Dark Side to the World's Most Livable City

From high drug use to overpriced housing, Vancouver has its flaws despite its 5-year strong top spot as the world's most livable city.

Brian Hutchinson has some problems with his city's continued top spot as most livable city in the world. Among his concerns:

"Despite its natural beauty and pockets of healthy living, Vancouver has serious problems with organized, violent crime. Its housing is wildly expensive, some say over-priced, and it's still dealing with a leaky-condominium crisis, the result of a shoddy home construction boom. It has recently assumed more debt, and is dealing with an Olympics-related financial burden, the bungled Athletes Village real estate development. And of course it is home to one of the poorest, most disease-ridden inner-city neighbourhoods in the western world, the dreadful Downtown Eastside, into which hundreds of millions of tax dollars are poured every year, with poor to middling results."

Full Story: Brian Hutchinson: The world’s most livable city. Just ignore the drugs and crime


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