We need market and below-market rental housing, not just condos.
Came here from The Line, and thank-you for this, for your activism. I didn't know much about the Broadway thing, and you've made me a convert to it.
I was already a kind-of saracastic "supporter", in the sense that my own neighbourhood is about to be hit with a 5-year construction project none of us can touch because you can't NIMBY Metro Vancouver, it's NIMBY proof. And also, the project is in fact necessary and can't go anywhere else; I'm just pissed about 5-years to do 2-years of work.
( http://brander.ca/watertunnel/ )
Anyway, I declared to my wife, "We Hate all NIMBYs for the rest of our lives, because we didn't get any". We laughed, but we're kind of serious, too. Because most of Vancouver's space troubles come from "no density on my block".
Anyway, the Broadway project sounds like one of the better things we're doing lately, and we of course need a hundred of them, literally.