Christopher Cheung is a reporter at The Tyee.

Track to the future: Advocates want to passenger rail back to the Fraser Valley

A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and it could do the same thing today, says a group... Read More

A window into making the city of glass greener and happier

Tea leaves won’t reveal the truth. Instead, study Vancouver’s windows and you’ll see that the city’s aspirations to be green and... Read More

Why New West Station’s Plaza 88 is one of a kind

You’ll lose your breath trying to describe Plaza 88. It wraps an elevated SkyTrain station with seven storeys of parking and two... Read More

Book Review: Vancouverism

Author: Larry Beasley (UBC Press, 2019) When friends from out of town visit and I tell them about Vancouverism, they all say they’ve... Read More

Chinatown in Colour, Before Condos and Coffee Bars

From sausage makers to seamstresses, a set of recently digitized photographs by Paul Yee reveal life in Vancouver’s Chinatown before... Read More

Redesigning Cities to Support Seniors Stuck in Suburban Sprawl

Rasiklal Joshi never took the bus. He always drove — until he reached his 80s and his doctor told him to stop. “I tried to persuade my... Read More

A Renegade Book Exchange, and Other Acts of ‘Urban Intervention’

On the southwest corner of Salsbury and Napier Streets, a block from Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, Penny Street and Stephen Holmes set... Read More

Dining out in the Downtown Eastside

It’s lunchtime at Main and Hastings and the people of the Downtown Eastside are looking for something to eat. “Day-old bread and... Read More