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An all-inclusive retirement never looked better… you should see us now! Come and discover the fresh, elegant spaces of Amica at Arbutus Manor. Beautifully designed to give you the luxury of a first class hotel combined with the services and programs that enhance your active, independent lifestyle.

Luxurious Amenities and Pampered Services Include: ~ Full Service Dining Room serving nutritious hot meals daily ~ Fireside Lounge and Pub ~ Home Theatre ~ Private Dining Room with Catering ~ Craft Kitchen ~ Library with business centre amenities

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Wellness & Vitality™ Centre and Programs mPOWER™ Fitness programs Salon and Spa Services Elegantly designed Independent Suites VITALIS™ Assisted Living Suites & Services Private Outdoor patios and gardens Respite and Guest Suites

Live the retirement lifestyle you’ve worked your whole life to achieve! Learn more about our Independent Rental Retirement Living and our VITALIS™ Assisted Living Suites & Services. ~ Open House Week ~ Wednesday, February 26th to Tuesday, March 4th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily Call today for a tour and stay for lunch compliments of our Chef de Cuisine Robert!

Amica at Arbutus Manor A Wellness & Vitality™ Residence 2125 Eddington Drive, Vancouver, BC V6L 3A9

604.736.8936 • www.amica.ca

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F R ID AY, F E B R U ARY 28, 2014   T H E VAN C O U VE R C O U R IE R  

welcome T

hank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Stars of Vancouver Readers’ Choice Awards.

contents NEIGHBOURHOOD+CULTURE

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We love this time of year as it means a new list of businesses and services we can try out.

FOOD+DRINK

05–09

This year we‘re focusing the awards on the East Side and West Side of Vancouver. That’s everywhere from UBC to Boundary Road, and False Creek to South Marine Drive. Moving away from downtown allowed us to shine a closer light on some of the hidden gems in our key neighbourhoods.

STYLE+HOME

10–11

As you walk around your community, look for the Stars of Vancouver decal displayed in the windows of winning merchants and businesses. It’s a sign our readers think it’s a winner and recommend you try it. We hope this year’s Stars bring you another year of new Vancouver adventures.

LIFESTYLE+SERVICES 12–15

winner Congratulations to Rohinita Nath, our Stars of Vancouver grand prize winner! Rohinita has won a two night stay at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, dinner at The Grill Room, and a two hour ATV excursion with Canadian Wilderness Adventures. Stars of Vancouver is also available online at vancourier.com/stars

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NEIGHBOURHOOD+CULTURE PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS

STREET FESTIVAL

Science World

Car Free Day Vancouver

PNE

Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival

Granville Island

Greek Day on Broadway

STORE WINDOW DISPLAY

TOURIST ATTRACTION

Hills Of Kerrisdale

Olympic Village

Front & Company

ART & ENTERTAINMENT VENUE COMMUNITY CENTRE Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

The Community Centre at Hillcrest

Arts Club Theatre Company

Kerrisdale Community Centre

The Cultch

Kitsilano Community Centre

ART GALLERY/STUDIO

Mount Pleasant

Bau-Xi Gallery Contemporary Fine Art

Kitsilano

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Olympic Village. Photo by Dan Toulgoet

Kerrisdale

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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NEIGHBOURHOOD

Gallery Jones

ToP TourisT

Granville Island

HOB Too Thrift Store

favouriTe

Places To Take The kids

Thanks for making Us a

Star!

Come Try Our Fabulous All Day Buffet - Many New Items!

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604.327.0891

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6507 Main Street (@ 49th) www. allindiasweetsrestaurant.com May 3 –sept 21


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FOOD+DRINK GLUTEN FREE/VEGAN FRIENDLY RESTAURANT JAPANESE RESTAURANT The Naam

Zipang Sushi

Graze

Toshi Sushi

The Acorn

ASA Sushi

GREEK RESTAURANT

CHINESE RESTAURANT

Minerva’s

Brassneck Brewery

Kerkis Greek Taverna

33 Acres Brewing Co.

Kalamata Greek Taverna

Granville Island Brewing

INDIAN/SOUTH ASIAN

Kirin Restaurant

Vij’s

Golden Swan Restaurant

Vij’s Rangoli

Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

All India Sweets & Restaurant

DIM SUM Kirin Restaurant Golden Swan Restaurant Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant

MICROBREWERY

RESTAURANT

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT Nuba Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen Afghan Horsemen

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Nook Pizzeria

El Camino’s

Trattoria

Cuchillo

Portobello Ristorante

Las Margaritas

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FOOD+DRINK continued BAKERY/PATISSERIE

CROISSANT

COBS Bread

Beaucoup Bakery & Café

Beaucoup Bakery & Café

Faubourg

The Last Crumb

Notte’s Bon Ton Pastry & Confectionery

BAR WITH THE BEST BEER SELECTION CRAFT Beer Market

BRUNCH SPOT

Tap & Barrel St. Augustine’s

White Spot Slickity Jim’s Chat ’n’ Chew Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe

THAI RESTAURANT

BUTCHER Windsor Quality Meats

Maenam

Jackson’s Meats & Deli

Thai House

Pete’s Meat Butcher Shop & Deli

Bob Likes Thai Food

CAFÉ/COFFEE SHOP

NEW RESTAURANT OPENED IN 2013

Cafe Legato

Charlie’s Little Italian

The Last Crumb

Ask For Luigi

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

Cuchillo

Thanks For Voting Us

Santa Barbara MARKET

#1 Pizza

in VancoUVer!

Passion For Pizza

2118 2118 Burrard Burrard Street Street (at (at W W 66thth Avenue), Avenue), Vancouver Vancouver 604-736-2220 604-736-2220 •• www.novopizzeria.com www.novopizzeria.com

Expertly crafted sushi by Chef Ken. We recommend our Chef’s Special Rolls

Dream Sushi

Thank You! for your votes

It has been Our Pleasure to serve you since 1981 with one of the Best Selections of cheese, produce, groceries and deli products at the best prices

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Vegetable Sushi Roll in Brown Rice with Flax Main Street Location:

4401 Main Street at 28th Avenue

604-708-1768

Dunbar Location:

4385 Dunbar Street at 28th Avenue

604-221-7874

Find us at WWW.DREAMSUSHIBC.

1322 COMMERCIAL DRIVE 604-253-1941


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FOOD+DRINK continued CHEESE/CHARCUTERIE/DELI STORE FINE DINING RESTAURANT Benton Bothers Fine Cheese

Bishop’s

les amis du FROMAGE

Grub

Santa Barbara Market

West

FARMERS MARKET

GROCERY STORE

Kitsilano Farmers Market

MarketPlace IGA

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market

Stong’s Market

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Whole Foods Market

LIQUOR STORE

PIZZA PLACE

BC Liquor Stores

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Legacy Liquor Store

Don’t Argue! Pizzeria

Burrard Liquor Store

Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana

PATIO

PRODUCE STORE

Cactus Club Cafe

Choices Markets

Tap & Barrel

Organic Acres Market

Bridges

Kin’s Farm Market

LOCAL MATTERS.

Truly Local Since 1990 Thank You for voting Choices Markets #1 Produce Store and #1 Health & Wellness Store in

Vancouver!

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano 2 6 2 7 W. 1 6 t h A v e . , Va n c o u v e r 6 0 4 . 736 . 0 0 0 9

Cambie

Kerrisdale

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3493 Cambie St. Va n c o u v e r 6 0 4 . 875 . 0 0 9 9

1 8 8 8 W. 5 7 t h A v e . Va n c o u v e r 604.263.4600

120 2 R i c h a r d s S t . Va n c o u v e r 604.633.2392

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FOOD+DRINK continued SEAFOOD RESTAURANT The Fish Counter

Toshi Sushi

Kirin Restaurant

Zipang Sushi

Peninsula Seafood Restaurant

Dream Sushi

STREET FOOD CART Yolk’s Breakfast JAPADOG Vij’s Railway Express

RESTAURANT WINE LIST

SUSHI

TAPAS RESTAURANT Hapa Izakaya Burdock & Co. The August Jack

SANDWICH

West

Cafe Legato

Bishop’s

Chef Claire’s

Trattoria

SUBWAY

Thank you Vancouver for giving us the honour of being THE BEST EYEWEAR STORE

Thank you for voting us Vancouver’s Favourite Garden Center.

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THE OPTICAL BOUTIQUE PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION. 2009 WEST 41ST AVENUE, VANCOUVER, BC

PH: 604-261-9412

Celebrating

36 years in Kerrisdale

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HOURS: Open 7 Days a Week Mon-Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm Sun 10 am - 5 pm


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FOOD+DRINK continued

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THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US AS VANCOUVER’S BEST GROCERY STORE

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT WORKING LUNCH The Naam

The Main on Main

The Acorn

Cactus Club Cafe

Graze

Cafe Legato

2949 MAIN STREET • 110-909 BURRARD STREET 489 ROBSON STREET • 2286 W. BROADWAY 3515 W. 4 AVENUE • 3535 W. 41ST AVENUE


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STYLE+HOME FLORIST Thomas Hobbs Florist The Flower Factory Garlands Florist

FURNITURE STORE The Brick Vancouver Special Restoration Hardware

Baby Avenue Hip Baby

BRIDAL STORE Bisou Bridal Bello Wedding World Frocks Modern Bridesmaids

EYEWEAR STORE

Tiffany & Co. Blue Ruby Jewellery

Buchan’s Kerrisdale Stationary

David Hunter Garden Centers

Gap

JEWELLERY STORE

Bombay & Co. Front & Company

GARDEN STORE BABY STORE

GIFT SHOP

Southlands Nursery Art Knapp Plantland

Maison Birks

HARDWARE STORE

KIDS CLOTHING STORE

The Kerrisdale Lumber Co.

Gap

Future Shop

dandelion KIDS

Home Depot

Please Mum

HOME APPLIANCE STORE Best Buy Future Shop The Brick

HOME DÉCOR STORE Bombay & Co.

The Optical Boutique

Vancouver Special

Hakim Optical

Pottery Barn

Tru-Valu Optical

Miyabi Artisan 8” Chef Spec $159.99 reg $275 • Microcarbide MC63 Powdered Steel Core • Hammered “Tsuchime Finish • 63* Rockwell Hardness • Sculpted Pakkawood Handle • Made In Seki, Japan

Zwilling Pro 8” Chef Spec $89.99 reg $162

Thank you for voting us your #1 Kitchenware Store!

• One piece SIGMAFORGE construction • “No stain” German Stainless Steel • Traditional 3 Rivet Handle design • New Wedge Shaped blades • Made in Germany

Valid till March 3, 2014 / or while quantities last


F R I D AY, F E B R U A RY 2 8 , 2 0 1 4   T H E VA N C O U V E R C O U R I E R  

STYLE+HOME continued TOY STORE The Granville Island Toy Company Toys “R” Us Kaboodles Toy Store

VINTAGE/CONSIGNMENT STORE Front & Company The Salvation Army Changes Clothing & Jewellery Bar

KITCHENWARE STORE

MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

PET STORE

Ming Wo

Hills Of Kerrisdale

Bosley’s

Hills Of Kerrisdale

Williams-Sonoma

Harry Rosen

JQ Clothing

Cookworks

Eugene Choo

Tisol Pet Nutrition & Supply Stores

Eugene Choo

The Pet Shop Boys

SHOE STORE gravitypope Town Shoes J2

SHOPPING CENTRE Oakridge Centre Kingsgate Mall Arbutus Village

FROM

Helen Lawrence is “the most anticipated new show in Canadian theatre” —The Globe and Mail

$29!

ie World Prem

re

lisa ryder. photo by david cooper

We are Proud to Be Your ChoiCe

Over 30 Shops and Services to serve you: DRUG STORE / PHARMACY By Stan Douglas and Chris Haddock

• Shoppers Drug Mart

il 13

pr March 13–A

presenting sponsor

FASHION STORES

• Ardene • Jay Set • Mark’s • Mirage Men’s Wear • Payless Shoesource • Reitmans • Ruffles

FOOD STORE • Buy-Low Foods • Sugarcane Bistro and Juice Bar

cultural legacy sponsor

season sponsors

GENERAL MERCHANDISE • BC Liquor Store • Dollar Land • Easyhome • Golden Leaf Jewellers • Kingsgate Smoke Shop • Home Living • Lely’s Books Etc. • Shoppers HomeHealth Care • The Source • Wynn’s Plants & Flowers

SERVICES

• BC Lottery • Eye to Eye Opticians • FIDO • GVC Credit Union • Kingsgate Dental • Mandarin 1 HR Photo • Rogers • RBC - ATM Machines • Sofia’s Hair Studio • Sussex Insurance (Auto Plan) • Wind Mobility

Corner of East Broadway @ Kingsway 30 Shops & Services www.kingsgatemall.com

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LIFESTYLE&SERVICES BIKE SHOP Our Community Bikes Bikes For All Ace Cycles

CAR CO-OP car2go Modo Zipcar

CHIROPRACTOR Jointworks Chiropractic Body & Soul (Dr. Aaron Case) Back2Health Chiropractic


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LIFESTYLE&SERVICES continued

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Thank you for Choosing Changes! Fashion Focused & Community Driven since 1997 Designer Consignment, New Trends, & Local Jewellery

DRY CLEANER Kerrisdale Cleaners West Boulevard Cleaners Valetor Cleaners

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONTINUING STUDIES INSTITUTION UBC Langara College VCC

DENTURE CLINIC

Changes Clothing & Jewellery Bar

4454 W.10th Ave 604-222-1505 changesclothing.com

Whole Foods Market

Victoria Drive Denture Clinic

MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) Physio Room

Main Street Denture Clinic

Would like to say..

A BIG THANK YOU! to the

Vancouver Courier Readers

Willow Dental Care

for making us

#1 HAIR SALON IN VANCOUVER!!

We are honoured and will continue to provide top notch service as we move forward.

25% OFF First Time Service for Vancouver Courier Readers.

View my video with

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Thank You! For choosing us as a Star!

Thank you,

Friedrich H.G. Brumm, D.D., B.A. Denturist 26yrs exp

“You’ll love your BPS Dentures that feature the latest technology available today — a product of highest quality, superior fit and a most natural appearance.”

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

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FREE

EVENT

LIFESTYLE&SERVICES co HEALTH & WELLNESS STORE Choices Markets Whole Foods Market Nutraways

NAIL BAR Pure Nail Bar

HAIR SALON Salon Haze Image Hair Design On the Fringe Hair Design

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE/GYM Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club Ron Zalko Total Body Fitness & Yoga Body & Soul Health and Fitness

Bella Nails & Esthetics Salon Sparkle Nail Salon


F R I D AY, F E B R U A RY 2 8 , 2 0 1 4   T H E VA N C O U V E R C O U R I E R  

S continued SENIORS RESIDENCES Crofton Manor Tapestry Retirement Communities Amica Mature Lifestyles (tied for 3rd) Terraces on 7th (tied for 3rd)

SHOE REPAIR STORE Tony’s Shoe Repair Both Feet On Main

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

REGISTERED

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Physio Room

Physio Room

West Fourth Physiotherapy

Trikinetic Massage Therapy

Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic

Body & Soul Health and Fitness

PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE Little Mountain Montessori Britannia Preschool

MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) Sport Chek Lululemon Athletica

Progressive Shoe Service

SPORTING EQUIPMENT STORE

SPA

SENIORS CARE SUPPORT SERVICES

Extra Steps Preschool

SPORTING APPAREL STORE

Sun Health Wellness Clinic

MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op)

Kits Spa

Sport Chek

Skoah

Sports Junkies

YOGA STUDIO

HandyDART Custom Transit Nurse Next Door

YYoga

Driving Miss Daisy

Moksha Yoga

PRIVATE SCHOOL

Open Door Yoga

Crofton House School York House School St. George’s School

Hoil Kim R.D.

For Voting us #1 SPA

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2712 Main St. at 11th Ave. • 604-876-3029 www.mainstreetdenturist.com

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