It's clear that Vancouver has some pretty ridiculous real estate prices. In fact, it's the second-least affordable city in the world, after Hong Kong. Whether you are buying or renting in the metropolis, one thing is for sure: you are going to be paying an extravagant price for your lodging.
Take this new listing on the Vancouver market as an example. A small, dilapidated bungalow in the Grandview-Woodlands area of the city is now selling for nearly one million dollars.
The house,on sale now for $999,900, is a shining example of the state of real estate in the city.
The listing advertises the bungalow in the following way: "OVERSIZED CORNER LOT in prime East Van location with [...] beautiful original Oak flooring with custom inlay, large principal rooms & a cozy wood-burning fireplace." I'm sold!
The bungalow +basement does get a surprising amount of light. I wonder if the sparse decoration makes it look bigger than it actually is...
The home was built in 1928 and has three bedrooms, but only one bathroom. IT also notes that the basement is probably big enough to have a "mortgage-helper" AKA renter since they'd have their own entrance... but there's still only one bathroom and only one kitchen so... you do the math on that
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.