A short while ago, Vancouver was once again named one of the most livable cities in the world (It came in third, behind Geneva and Zurich, and tied with Vienna, out of 215, just like last time).
And once again, it’s raining like crazy.
It reminded me of a Mercer Report video that MJ (Urbanista) also pointed to:
For readers not in Canada, The Mercer Report is a is a comedy show seen throughout Canada which, like Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, satirizes News Shows, etc.
Yes, it is livable here in Vancouver, and this week I’ve been able to enjoy a bit more of it . I had a tasty pizza-for-one by the fire for lunch with a colleague down by Coal Harbour at The Mill, a spirited farewell party for another co-worker at 6 Acres in Gastown a decent Vietnamese dinner with Pam, last night, downtown (too new to have a listing or web site), and that’s not even counting last week’s outing at the VanDusen Gardens. Tonight, we will hopefully catch some more of our Canucks’ winning ways (the last game was their looongest ever, but they still came out on top!)
Still, sometimes I think some of those scenes in the video are not that far off.
On the other hand, I’m not too upset about Toronto-based Mercer kidding us about our high real estate prices and heavy rainfall. It’s just as well the ‘Most Livable’ moniker didn’t encourage too many more to move here and spoil it all. So let’s not try to talk them out of these caricatures, shall we?