Her recent move from a studio apartment on Victoria Drive to a Yaletown high-rise provided rich fodder for theatre artist Adrienne Wong when she was commissioned by Pi Theatre to create a short play for performance and podcast for Pi's Visions of Vancouver project.
Performed at CBC's Studio 700 in 2011, Wong's play Elevate, about a woman who finds herself surrounded by people but feeling more alone than ever, had at least one Yaletown resident nodding her head in recognition throughout the performance.
"Some people who live downtown, it really resonated with them," Wong said. "They saw that social dynamic that they've also experienced."
"Definitely it was a way of starting to wrap my head around this new way of living," Wong said of her focus. "You're much closer to your neighbours and for that reason I think folks are more careful about their private space."
You can hear how this artistic producer of Neworld Theatre captured her initial perceptions of life in Yaletown, by clicking HERE.
A few years on, Wong notes the occupants of Yaletown towers are more diverse than one might assume, citing a mix of young families, international students and professionals from other countries. She says the Roundhouse Community Centre is working to foster more connections among Yaletown neighbours.