® Best of Vancouver 2014

Living winners

Best place to make a bet

  1. Hastings Racecourse, Hastings Park
  2. River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  3. Edgewater Casino, 760 Pacific Blvd. S

Best real-estate agent

  1. Paul Toffoli, 1965 West 4th Avenue
  2. Colin Lo, 51 East Pender Street
  3. Zul Jiwa, 7505 Victoria Drive

Best independent mortgage broker

  1. Birgit Holm, 310–130 Brew Street
  2. Gina Best, 1-155 Water Street
  3. Jessi Johnson, Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team, 12–3033 King George Boulevard

Best public-relations firm

  1. Yulu Public Relations Inc., 212-55 Water Street
  2. Edelman, 1400–1500 West Georgia Street
  3. Jive Communications, 220-440 West Hastings Street

Best local modelling/talent agency

  1. Lizbell Agency, 216-309 West Cordova Street
  2. John Casablancas International Model Management, 150-220 Cambie Street
  3. The Characters Talent Agency , 200-1505 West 2nd Avenue
  4. Premiere Talent Management, 1529 West 6th Avenue

Best spa (independent)

  1. Le Petit Spa, 4-3701 West Broadway
  2. Linda's Urban Spa, 2618 West Broadway
  3. Beverly's The Spa on 4th, 2185 West 4th Avenue

Best non-Internet dating-service company

  1. Executive Search Dating, 107-1529 West 6th Avenue
  2. Events & Adventures, 356-409 Granville Street
  3. It's Just Lunch, 323–409 Granville Street
  4. Divine Intervention, 575–510 Burrard Street

Best pet grooming/pet spa

  1. Pawsh Dog Spa, 80 Smithe Street
  2. Spa Dog Organic Dog Spa, 3471 Commercial Street
  3. Pet Shop Boys, 3080 Cambie Street

Best shopping mall

  1. Metropolis @ Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  2. Pacific Centre, 701 W. Georgia
  3. Park Royal Mall, 2002 Park Royal South

Best antique/reproduction furniture store

  1. Moe's Home Collection, 1728 Glen Drive
  2. Antique Market, 1324 Franklin Street
  3. Antique Warehouse, 226 Southwest Marine Drive
  4. Fullhouse, 1545 W 4th Avenue

Best vintage/retro furniture store

  1. ReFind, 4609 Main Street
  2. Attic Treasures and Mid Century Modern, 944 Commercial Drive
  3. Fullhouse, 1545 W 4th Avenue

Best contemporary-furniture store

  1. Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street
  2. IKEA
  3. EQ3, 2536 Granville Street

Best local kitchenware store

  1. Ming Wo Cookware, Various locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  3. Cookworks, Various locations

Best gardening store

  1. Art Knapp, 1401 Hornby Street
  2. GardenWorks
  3. Figaro's Garden, 1896 Victoria Drive

Best florist

  1. Flower Factory, 3604 Main
  2. Blumen Floral, 438 West 8th Avenue
  3. The Flowerbox, 1319 Commercial Drive

Best gift shop

  1. Fine Finds Boutique, 1014 Mainland Street
  2. Walrus, 3408 Cambie Street
  3. Front & Company, 3772 Main Street
  4. Oh My Gift, 2039 West 4th Avenue

Best sex-toy store

  1. Womyns'Ware, 896 Commercial Drive
  2. Honey Gifts Sex Store, 3448 Cambie
  3. The Art of Loving, 369 W. Broadway

Best fetishwear store

  1. Deadly Couture, 317 Cambie Street
  2. Dare To Wear, 1028 Granville Street
  3. Womyns'Ware, 896 Commercial Drive

Best scooter dealer

  1. Vespa Metro Vancouver, 590 Clark Drive
  2. Carter Motorsports, 1502 West 3rd Avenue
  3. Cycle BC Rentals & Tours, 10–73 East 6th Avenue

Best motorcycle dealer

  1. Trev Deeley Motorcycles, 1875 Boundary Road
  2. Carter Honda Motorsports, 1502 West 3rd Avenue
  3. Vancouver BMW Ducati, 3061 Grandview Highway

Best new-car dealer

  1. Brian Jessel BMW, 2311 Boundary Road
  2. autoform performance inc, 1885 Clark Drive
  3. Clarkdale Volkswagen, 4575 Main Street

Best auto service (independent)

  1. Pawlik Automotive, 30–966 Southwest Marine Drive
  2. Tremblay Motors, 1505 West 3rd Avenue
  3. Varsity Automotive, 2880 Arbutus Street

Best local moving and storage company

  1. Crown Mountain Movers
  2. East Van Moving, 1192 East Hastings Street
  3. Frog Box, 300–225 West 8th Avenue