Frank Shang, MRD Landscaping Inc.
Second place in best landscaping and second place in best environmentally responsible business.
Favourite thing to do in Vancouver:
Spend a day on Granville Island with my kids.
What’s one thing you’d change about Vancouver if you could?
Housing affordability would be the No. 1 issue.
What’s one thing you’d like everyone to shut up about in Vancouver?
“Best place on earth.” In fact, housing affordability in Canada’s most expensive market — Vancouver — is at crisis levels.
You’ve been given $100, where are you spending it?
Donate to BC Children’s Hospital.
Favourite spot in the city to walk:
Cycle around Stanley Park.
The Boathouse on Arbutus Street.
Favourite local restaurant:
Kirin Restaurant, Vancouver West at City Square Mall
Favourite local grocery store:
Kin’s Farm Market.
Favourite Vancouver neighbourhood:
Kitsilano. It’s recognized for its beach park and saltwater public pool — both filled with people in summer. I like walking and eating in this area.
Best local venue to see live music:
Favourite place for people watching:
English Bay Beach.
Favourite coffee shop:
Honolulu Coffee in Kerrisdale.
Granville Island Brewing.
Favourite Vancouver building:
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.
Favourite Canuck of all time:
Where’s one place you’d recommend in Vancouver that feels nothing like Vancouver?
Granville Island Public Market. I feel like I am in a Barcelona market.