Notorious for its crime, poverty, mental illness and illegal drug trade, the Downtown East Side is a subject of continued disagreement. The neighbourhood is known for having the poorest post code in Canada and a growing gentrification issue.
Music mogul Bruce Allen (manager to Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and more) has his penthouse office located in the heart of the neighbourhood, but the ever-deteriorating landscape and sounds of ambulance sirens has lead him to call local radio host, Jon McComb (Vancouver’s #1 morning show on Newstalk 980 CKNW) and voice his concerns on many occasions.
Bruce and Jon rarely see eye-to-eye on the topic, so what happened when they both took a stroll through the area and spoke to those living there…
Listen to the full documentary HERE.