Geographic distribution of hotels purchased for social housing

We’ve created this simple map that plots the geographic location of hotels and other buildings that were purchased by the BC government. In an article from the CBC, reporter Justin McElroy tabulated the purchase prices for the hotels and other buildings that were purchased to provide housing for people without homes. In total, the purchase price was around $250 million for approximately 750 beds. It might be worth noting that not a single building purchased is on the west side of Vancouver. The map shows that these new facilities are clustered around Strathcona, the downtown peninsula and along the Kingsway corridor.



Links
Governments spend more than $250M on Vancouver properties to reduce homelessness this year (Justin McElroy, CBC, April 28, 2021)

4 thoughts on “Geographic distribution of hotels purchased for social housing

  1. There are few hotelsswest of Cambie Street, These include the HolidaynInn on Broadway, the Fairview / whatever nearby, and the small hotel at Oak & Marine Drive.

  2. What happened to the new building on Dunbar and 16th? They had to shut it down for repair about a year after building.

    why isn’t there something at the Oakridge Depot, which was public land and housed thousands of service men and families on 1945-1949

    • Bill, the building at 16th and Dunbar is likely a BC Housing project, but it was not part of this latest BC government covid pandemic emergency housing program (I made that up; I don’t know if the program has a name.)

    • Bill, as to the Oakridge Depot, the site was sold by translink a few years ago to raise funds for translink’s expensive capital plans, including the Broadway Subway. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

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