® Best of Vancouver 2015

Living winners

Best place to make a bet

  1. Hastings Racecourse, Hastings Park
  2. River Rock Casino, 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. Merideth Schutter, 5487 West Boulevard

Best independent mortgage broker

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

Best spa (independent)

  1. Le Petit Spa, 4-3701 West Broadway
  2. Trinity Salon & Spa, 4138 Dawson Street
  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. It’s Just Lunch, 323–409 Granville Street
  3. Events & Adventures, 356-409 Granville Street

Best doggie daycare/boarding facility

  1. Urban Puppy Shop, 1375 West 6th Avenue
  2. Rex Dog Hotel & Spa, 760 Terminal Avenue
  3. Pet Shop Boys, 3080 Cambie Street

Best neighbourhood real estate office

  1. RE/Max Crest Realty Westside
  2. The Residential Group Realty, 101-1965 West 4th Avenue
  3. Macdonald Realty

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

Best antique/reproduction furniture store

  1. Antique Market, 1324 Franklin Street
  2. Antique Warehouse, 226 Southwest Marine Drive
  3. Moe's Home Collection, 1728 Glen Drive

Best contemporary-furniture store

  1. INspiration Furniture, 1275 West 6th Avenue
  2. EQ3, 2536 Granville Street
  3. Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street

Best local kitchenware store

  1. Ming Wo, Various locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  3. Cook Culture, 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. Choice Flowers, 166–1055 West Georgia Street
  3. Blumen Floral, 438 West 8th Avenue

Best gift shop

  1. Oh My Gift, 2039 West 4th Avenue
  2. Obsessions, 101–595 Howe
  3. DragonSpace, 106–1551 Johnston Street

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 scooter dealer

  1. Vespa Metro Vancouver, 590 Clark Drive
  2. Carter Motorsports, 1502 West 3rd Avenue
  3. Motorino, 336 West 2nd Avenue

Best motorcycle dealer

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

Best new-car dealer

  1. Brian Jessel BMW, 2311 Boundary Road
  2. Vancouver Audi
  3. Clarkdale Volkswagen, 4575 Main Street
  4. Carter Motorsports, 1502 West 3rd Avenue

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. FROGBOX, 300–225 West 8th Avenue
  3. East Van Moving, 1192 East Hastings Street