Item from Ian: Playing Monopoly in Vancouver

Ian picked this up from Rachael Ashe’s site, Canvas to the Imagination  


Last week these small red houses began popping up in vacant lots around the east side of Vancouver. The one pictured here is located at Hastings and Commercial Drive, and I’ve seen one on Main near Prior, and another at Clark and 1st. When I shared the photo on Twitter a friend pointed out that this is a large-scale hotel piece from the game Monopoly. I didn’t realize this because I’ve only played it once or twice, and it was a million years ago.

It’s a brilliant comment on the state of the housing market in Vancouver. I would love to discover who is behind this clever street art project.

4 thoughts on “Item from Ian: Playing Monopoly in Vancouver”

  1. Colin Brander said:

    Apparently, they are renting out for $800 per month.

  2. Reblogged this on Rob Nordrum.

  3. Nicholas Gallant said:

    First of its kind Native Youth Centre will be urban Aboriginal youth-led hub with approximately 220 affordable homes

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