Vancouver's Downtown Eastside changing with development (new St. Paul's)

Fraser Stuart looks at a chic, new tattoo shop metres away from the heart of Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside and shakes his head.

A man saunters by mumbling “Drugs?” and flashes plastic bags in the palm of each hand.

Plans to redevelop the nearby waterfront area of False Creek Flats, including the new home for St. Paul's Hospital, will increase the pressure, Scalena added.

Geordon Omand reports

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