December 28, 2021

North Van’s got urban soul—and big city challenges. Councillor Tony Valente reveals.

The City of North Van is no bedroom community. With sexy projects like the Shipyards, the Polygon Art Gallery, and new Lonsdale patios and covered seating, North Van is quickly becoming a destination city. In fact, the City has the lowest percentage of single-family homes of any Greater Vancouver municipality. The buzz now is all about market rentals and affordable housing.

In this episode of the Viewpoint Vancouver Podcast, Gordon talks to first-term City of North Vancouver Councillor Tony Valente about housing challenges, rapid buses, construction fatigue, and serving the mobility needs of this notoriously rainy, hilly city (hint: Tony rocks an Urban Arrow e-cargo bike).

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