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Vancouver is a hotbed for the international tourism industry, and ranks high on the list of hottest housing markets in Canada. The real estate market of this vibrant Canadian city has witnessed a steady growth in the past two decades and shows no signs of faltering anytime soon. The biggest drivers for these gains was its stellar performance on the livability ranking scorecard, where this West Coast City scored near perfect marks for education, healthcare, environment, culture and infrastructure. Adding to this is its cosmopolitan feel and unrivalled geographical location filled with coastal parks, sugary white beaches, towering mountains and a bustling harbor. So below we highlight 10 reasons to buy real estate in Vancouver. 1. Home buyers are spoilt for choice when investing in a property in Vancouver, with a ton of variation to choose from. The city was designed to include a plethora of residential properties and extensive homes including luxurious real estate, condos and lofts so you can rest assured there is a perfect property to match your appeal.
2. The Vancouver real market is one of the most thriving and costliest in the world even ahead of Rome and Paris, and offers some great opportunities for investors. Investing in properties in Vancouver is popular with foreign investors as well as Canadians. 3. The locals are friendly - it's no joke! Even though Vancouver is an expansive city, you get nothing but friendly vibes in the midst of its hustle and bustle. In addition, its residents treat their city and its people with respect and pride. 4. Vancouver is a shopping buffs delight with a melange of world class stores on Robson and Independent, boutiques in Gastown and worth mentioning is the casual appeal of Granville. Not to forget the bustling Pacific Center, making Vancouver a haven for shoppers. 5. If you're looking for entertainment options in Vancouver be it day or night, the city doesn't disappoint with myriad sights for nature lovers, nightclubs and world class cuisine to suit almost every budget. 6. Another noteworthy reason to buy a home in Vancouver is the variety of employment opportunities it offers all through the city. Vancouver is a bustling hub for industry and shipping and its unemployment rate is pegged at 6.1 percent compared to Toronto sitting at 6.8 percent and that's after adding 74,100 net new jobs in September. 7. In terms of education, Vancouver ranks high with a superb choice of both private and public schools. Buying a house in Vancouver gives you the peace of mind knowing that there is a safe and successful school located within your neighborhood. Adding to this, Vancouver is also flourished with some of the best universities in Canada and the world including the Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
We are now looking to hire the inaugural Director for the Centre of Brain Fitness, so let us know if you have any suggestions. We are looking for a globally recognized leader in neuroplasticity research and cognitive neurorehabilitation. As an adjunct to the Centre, we are in the process of creating a spin-off that will help identify and prioritize commercial applications of our research. You have discussed this with Veronika Litinski from MaRS Venture group who is partnering with us. The Women's brain health initiative was spearhead by friends of Baycrest, active women of the baby boomer generation. AF: Finally, what is the main obstacle you see today for the development of a sustainable brain fitness market that can fulfill its promise? I'd say the lack of widely accepted standards for outcome measures. There are myriad ways to measure the impact of cognitive exercise and other lifestyle options - we can talk psychometrics, assessments of daily living, neuroimaging findings. But, there is not a consensus yet on what to measure and how. Dr. Gary Small and I were talking recently about the need to step up in this area, figuring out how to engage a variety of serious stakeholders in solving this important issue. AF: I agree with that sentiment. We have already run over the time for this interview, but we need to follow-up on that. Thank you for your time!
It's Saturday. It's March. It's cold and snowing. I am surrounded by hockey equipment. I personify the Americanized view of the stereotypical Canadian, suffering through the stereotypical Canadian winter. To an American, Canada is nothing more than a source of pastoral snow for Christmas and body-numbing cold and inconvenience the rest of the winter. Customers stroll in and out, without great frequency, but they all stop and chat. The store is a link to the past, like the local general store or hardware with the pot bellied stove roaring in the middle. We are all of the boys and men, from coast to coast, who would gather on a snowy Saturday in the hubs of their particular towns to discuss the two major themes that permeate Canadian society - weather and hockey. Unsaid, unspoken, at times unfelt, but always lurking in the subconscious, is the feel that the small hockey store provides.
It is a return to simpler times. It is Canadiana within arms reach. The look of the equipment may change, but in reality skates are skates, sticks are sticks, gloves are gloves. The National Hockey League is now grossly over extended (in the eyes of expansion). Canadians still pine for and cheer for the original six. Look at the crowds in Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary when the Canadiens or the Leafs visit. For the Canucks, Oilers and Flames, it is almost like a road game. In Calgary, the Saddledome is a sea of red, but closer inspection shows that the red is trimmed with the blue and white of Les Habitants, not the white and gold of the Flames. Someone once said that the good old days were neither. But hindsight distorts reality. We cling to that which gives comfort. We cling to those things that can be recalled quickly and bring on associated warmth and security. Hockey is not Jim Hughson and Bob Cole. Hockey Night in Canada is Danny Gallivan and Foster Hewitt. Hockey Night in Canada was Saturday nights.