Friday, January 21, 2005



Matt Rosenberg sums up the Gastown district of Vancouver, BC, quite well:

But one place I never, ever go in Vancouver is Gastown, a sadly tacky and downtrodden tourist trap, full of historical buildings and social pathology bleeding over from the neighboring Downtown Eastside District, where socialized heroin-injection parlors, rampant street drug sales, and prostitution have drawn one of every two miscreants in a thousand-mile radius.
The reason? Cuz we tolerate and encourage it. As for the rest of the city, it's gorgeous on a clear day.

Hat Tip: Peaktalk