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New Neighbourhood Alert: Southeast False Creek Flats


Mega-developer Onni Group announced this week that they are jumping into unchartered territories by being the first developer to build in the Main and Great Northern Way area - formerly an industrial zone. The area is now being called Southeast False Creek Flats (that's a mouthful), and is soon to be home to a two building condo development called Canvas. The announcement of Onni's future development comes after fine arts school Emily Carr decided to pack up shop on Granville Island and set up their new campus on Great Northern Way. The area is hoping to transform into the "mecca for the creative industry" and plans to be the hub for creative businesses, art galleries, and home to thousands of digital media students. With transit ramping up in the area and more office/retail development in the pipeline, it really was only a matter of time before a developer came in for the complete transformation. What's Canvas all about? It's a two building development that will consist of mostly one-bedroom homes. Renderings show a lovely community garden and open air courtyard, in addition to a 3,000 square foot common space for gallery showings. Prices seem pretty reasonable starting in the high $200's and completion is scheduled for the spring of 2016.