Fairview: Neighbourhood by the Numbers

1: Number of public libraries located directly above a fire station.

2: Total number of Fairview public schools. Elementary school students may attend either False Creek or L’École Bilingue, while all other kids must attend schools located in nearby neighbourhoods.

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7: Number of bronze statues that make up “The School Children,” a public art display on the grounds of the Vancouver School Board.

8.5: In millions of dollars, the amount of money spent to upgrade the railway line between Granville Island and Olympic Village Station so that an on-loan streetcar could run during the 2010 Winter Games.

10: In dollars, the usual Saturday night cover charge to listen to live music at the Fairview Pub. Tomorrow night (Feb. 15) features local bands Swayed, Hastings and ColourSurround starting at 10 p.m.

8: In dollars, the cost of the daily burger and beer special at The Academic Public House popular with a number of Courier staffers.

30: In thousands, the approximate population of Fairview.

10: Number of other Canadian neighbourhoods or towns also named Fairview, three of which are in Alberta.

7.5: In thousands, the number of annual visitors to Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency department. VGH is also the second largest hospital in Canada after the Ottawa Hospital.

1,298: Total number of combined seats between the Arts Club Theatre Company’s three Fairview venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (650), the Granville Island Stage (450) and the Revue Stage (198).

0: Number of Starbucks franchises in Granville Island.

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