You may have read over the last few days about the first results emerging from last years census. Population growth in Western Canada has surpassed the country.
I contacted Metro Vancouver and they sent me this map of population growth in the Lower Mainland from 2006-2011.
Each of the red dots indicates an additional 20 people over that period. I was interested that East Vancouver seemed to have so few red dots. I blew up the image and looked again.
And sure enough, the growth in Vancouver has not generally crossed over to the eastside. The boundaries couldn’t be clearer. Yaletown, Coal Harbour and the Olympic Village can all be seen, along with the big white space east of Main and north of Kingsway.
I am certainly not qualified to claim to understand the dynamics here, but the clarity of the data makes it worth watching.