Downtown Eastside

Podcast
Apr 14, 2013

On hunger strike against gentrification

Redeye
A key organizer of the picket against the Pidgin restaurant in Vancouver's downtown eastside launched a new action more than 3 weeks ago to back demands for adequate social housing in the area.
Podcast
Mar 7, 2013

Why there are pickets outside the Pidgin restaurant

Redeye
A new high-end restaurant opened in Vancouver's poorest neighbourhood at the beginning of February. Since it opened its doors, the sidewalk outside the restaurant has been filled with picketers.
Blog
Feb 23, 2013

Parks, Pickles and Pidginholes

Michael Stewart
The opening of a restaurant across from Pigeon Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has marked a difference in the way anti-gentrification has been represented. Pidgin-holing has a whole new meaning.
Podcast
Jan 11, 2013

BC Housing accused of bailing out condo development

Redeye
Housing activists in Vancouver’s downtown eastside say the province loaned a condo developer $3.7 million at an interest rate lower than the one they offer to non-profit agencies.
Blog
Nov 23, 2012

A token solution for the Downtown Eastside

Michael Stewart
Save-On-Meats owner Mark Brand cares about Vancouver's homeless. He has produced 10,000 "tokens" which patrons can purchase to distribute to Vancouver's homeless in lieu of cash.

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