In 1988, after hosting the 1986 World Exposition, the provincial government sold 205 acres this waterfront property to Concord Pacific, a Hong Kong-based development company owned by Li Ka-Shing. This marked the beginning of one of the largest urban regeneration megaproject in North America, which completely reinvented the skyline of this industrial wasteland.
Overall, Vancouverism is Vancouver’s answer to urban high-density living. It emphasizes sustainability and integration with its nature and cultural heritage. Not surprisingly, such approach can also be found in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood, where the water of Burrard Inlet and mountains of North Shore region weave a magnificent landscape that blends harmoniously with its Neomodern condominiums and infrastructure.
Vancouverism transformed Yaletown into a community anchored by a clean waterfront, urban parks, and historic buildings. As Charles Colton would say: “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” the Dubai Marina is almost an exact replica of Yaletown’s Marinaside Crescent.
This is truly a neighbourhood that oozes energy and confidence not seen in other parts of Vancouver, showing off a generation that works hard and plays even harder.
From the glass high rises to the waterfront promenade guarded by curvy metal handrails, these mirror images attest to Yaletown’s influence as a world-class neighbourhood.