2009 Best of Vancouver - All Winners

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Local Podcast

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Place To Buy Music On-line

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On-line Source For Free Music

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Local Band (signed)

"If possible please use my vote to cancel out one that's pro-Nickelback. Thank you."

1. Nickelback

2. Black Mountain

3. Mother Mother

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Local Band (unsigned)

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Local Music Festival

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Local Performing-Arts Festival

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Local Theatre Company or Local Theatre Production

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Local Author

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Local TV Newscast

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Local TV News Anchor

1. Tony Parsons

2. Bill Good

3. Chris Gailus

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Local TV Sportscaster

1. Squire Barnes

2. Don Taylor

3. Jay Janower

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Local TV Weatherperson

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Local TV Personality

"Terry David Mulligan especially when he's had a few glasses before."

1. Tamara Taggart

2. Squire Barnes

3. Ian Hanomansing (tie)
3. Don Taylor (tie)

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Local Cable Show

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Morning Radio Dj(s)

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Afternoon Radio Dj(s)

"Whoever plays Kenny Chesney nonstop."

1. Kelly Latremouille (JACK FM)

2. Todd and Karen (The Fox)

3. Holly Conway and Jasmina (The Beat) (tie)
3. Stephen Quinn (CBC Radio One) (tie)

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Late-night Radio Dj(s)

1. Danger (The Fox)

2. Flipout (The Beat)

3. Teddy Smooth (CiTR)

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Local Sports Team Fan Site/forum

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Local Blog

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Local Web Cam

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Local Web Site For Green Living

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Local Activist Web Site

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Local Community Web Site

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Local Dance Company

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Local Dancer

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Local Classical Music Ensemble

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Local Classical Vocal Ensemble

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Local Film Festival

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Movie Theatre

1. Cinemark Tinseltown
88 West Pender Street

2. Fifth Avenue Cinemas
2110 Burrard Street

3. Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
900 Burrard Street

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Theatre Concession

"They're all a rip-off. Six dollars for 50 cents worth of popcorn? Why don't I just bend over..."

1. Fifth Avenue Cinemas
2110 Burrard Street

2. Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
900 Burrard Street

3. Cinemark Tinseltown
88 West Pender Street

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Most Talked-about Arts Event Of The Year

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Most Talked-about Art Exhibition Of The Year

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Public Art Gallery

1. Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street

2. Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street

3. Museum of Anthropology
6393 Northwest Marine Drive

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Private Art Gallery

1. Diane Farris Gallery
1590 West 7th Avenue

2. Bau-Xi Gallery
3045 Granville Street

3. Winsor Gallery
3025 Granville Street

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Place To Rent A Car

1. Budget
Various locations

2. Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Various locations

3. Avis
Various locations

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Scooter Dealer

1. Urban Wasp
1535 West 4th Avenue

2. Carter Motorsports
1502 West 3rd Avenue
11-1300 Woolridge Street Coquitlam

3. Vespa Metro Vancouver
590 Clark Drive

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Motorcycle Dealer

1. Trev Deeley Motorcycles
1875 Boundary Road

2. Carter Motorsports
1502 West 3rd Avenue
11-1300 Woolridge Street Coquitlam

3. Modern Motorcycling
2816 Commercial Drive

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New-car Dealer

1. Brian Jessel BMW
2311 Boundary Road

2. Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown
1290 Burrard Street

3. Burrard Acura (tie)
2222 Burrard Street
3. MINI Yaletown (tie)
1128 Hamilton Street
3. Morrey Mazda (tie)
1550 East Hastings Street

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Used-car Dealer

1. Budget Car Sales
1404 Southwest Marine Drive

2. Affinity Auto
1767 West 3rd Avenue

3. Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown
1290 Burrard Street

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Auto Service (independent)

"My sketchy neighbour who likes to look at cars."

1. Auto Repairs R "Wee"
1115 Kingsway

2. Pawlik Automotive
30-966 Southwest Marine Drive

3. Tremblay Motors (tie)
1505 West 3rd Avenue
3. Nic's Garage (tie)
120 West 1st Avenue

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Auto Service (chain)

1. Mr. Lube (tie)
Various locations
1. Canadian Tire (tie)
Various locations

2. Midas
Various locations

3. Budget Brake & Muffler
Various locations

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Auto-body Repair Shop

1. Craftsman Collision
Various locations

2. Boyd Autobody & Glass
Various locations

3. Kirmac Collision Services
Various locations

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Car-share Service

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Place To Pimp Your Ride

1. Canadian Tire
Various locations

2. Lordco Auto Parts
Various locations

3. Garage Five Performance Tuning
3-11600 Bridgeport Road Richmond

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Place To Buy A Car Stereo System And Have It Installed

"I miss A&B Sound."

1. Best Buy (tie)
Various locations
1. Future Shop (tie)
Various locations

2. Ralph's Radio (tie)
220 East 1st Avenue
2. Visions Electronics (tie)
Various locations

3. Audio Video Unlimited
Various locations

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New Condo Development

1. Millennium Water
Southeast False Creek

2. Woodward's District
West Hastings and Abbott streets

3. Cosmo (Concord Pacific)
West Georgia and Beatty streets

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Place To Buy A Vacation Home

"Any American state ha ha."

1. Whistler

2. Okanagan

3. Sunshine Coast

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Place To Get A Mortgage

1. Vancity
Various locations

2. TD Canada Trust
Various locations

3. Royal Bank of Canada
Various locations

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Independent Mortgage Broker

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Place To Buy RRSPs

1. Vancity
Various locations

2. Royal Bank of Canada
Various locations

3. TD Canada Trust
Various locations

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Mall

"Hellsgate."

1. Metropolis at Metrotown
4700 Kingsway Burnaby

2. Pacific Centre
701 West Georgia Street

3. Oakridge Centre
650 West 41st Avenue

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Florist

1. The Flower Factory
3604 Main Street

2. The Flowerbox
1704 Charles Street

3. Angela & Gabriel's Flowers (tie)
Various locations
3. Garlands Florist (tie)
2950 West Broadway

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Gardening Store

1. Art Knapp Plantland & Florist
1401 Hornby Street
1300 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam

2. The Flower Box (tie)
1704 Charles Street
2. GardenWorks (tie)
Various locations

3. Figaro's Garden
1896 Victoria Drive

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Specialty-furniture Store

1. IKEA
3200 Sweden Way Richmond
1000 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

2. Inform Interiors
50 Water Street

3. Nood
Various locations

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Antique/reproduction Furniture Store

1. Nood
Various locations

2. The Antique Warehouse (tie)
226 Southwest Marine Drive
2. Second Time Around Antiques (tie)
4428 Main Street

3. Fullhouse Consignment (tie)
1445 West 8th Avenue
3. Restoration Hardware (tie)
110-2555 Granville Street

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Vintage/retro Furniture Store

"If I told you it wouldn't be the best anymore!"

1. Fullhouse Consignment
1445 West 8th Avenue

2. Attic Treasures
944 Commercial Drive

3. The Sellution Vintage Furniture
3206 Main Street

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Contemporary-furniture Store

1. IKEA
3200 Sweden Way Richmond
1000 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

2. Inform Interiors
50 Water Street

3. Nood
Various locations

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Furniture Store (independent)

1. Inform Interiors
50 Water Street

2. INspiration Interiors
1275 West 6th Avenue

3. CountryFurniture (tie)
3097 Granville Street
1550 Marine Drive North Vancouver
3. Moe's Home Collection (tie)
1728 Glen Drive
125-1305 Welch Street North Vancouver

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Furniture Store (chain)

1. IKEA
3200 Sweden Way Richmond
1000 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

2. The Brick
Various locations

3. Urban Barn
Various locations

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Kitchenware Store

1. Ming Wo Cookware
Various locations

2. Cookworks
1548 West Broadway
377 Howe Street

3. The Gourmet Warehouse
1340 East Hastings Street

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Home-electronics Store

1. Best Buy
Various locations

2. Future Shop
Various locations

3. London Drugs (tie)
Various locations
3. Visions Electronics (tie)
Various locations

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Home-appliance Store

1. Trail Appliances
Various locations

2. Sears
Various locations

3. Future Shop (tie)
Various locations
3. Home Depot (tie)
Various locations

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Home Accessory/decor Store

1. IKEA
3200 Sweden Way Richmond
1000 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

2. HomeSense
Various locations

3. Urban Barn
Various locations

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Home-improvement Store

1. Home Depot
Various locations

2. Rona
Various locations

3. Home Hardware
Various locations

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Gift Shop

1. Briers (tie)
2070 West 4th Avenue
1. Fine Finds (tie)
1014 Mainland Street

2. Vancouver Art Gallery Gift Shop
750 Hornby Street

3. Ten Thousand Villages
Various locations

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Pet Supply Store

1. Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply Stores
Various locations

2. Bosley's Pet Food Plus
Various locations

3. PetSmart
Various locations

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Animal Hospital

1. Granville Island Veterinary Hospital
1635 West 4th Avenue

2. Atlas Animal Hospital
5696 Fraser Street

3. Yaletown Pet Hospital
79 Smithe Street

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Tattoo Studio

"Ferndale Correctional Institution."

1. Sacred Heart Tattoo and Body Piercing
Various locations

2. Adrenaline Vancity
1014 Granville Street
1926 West 4th Avenue

3. The Fall Tattooing (tie)
644 Seymour Street
3. Dutchman Tattoos (tie)
7521 6th Street Burnaby

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Music Store (independent)

1. Zulu Records
1972 West 4th Avenue

2. Red Cat Records
4307 Main Street

3. Scratch Records (tie)
726 Richards Street
3. Highlife World Music (tie)
1317 Commercial Drive

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Music Store (chain)

1. HMV
Various locations

2. Tom Lee Music
Various locations

3. Long & McQuade
Various locations

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Musical Instrument Store

1. Long & McQuade
Various locations

2. Tom Lee Music
Various locations

3. Not Just Another Music Shop (tie)
4118 Main Street
3. Prussin Music (tie)
3607 West Broadway

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Local Bookstore (independent)

1. Duthie Books
2239 West 4th Avenue

2. Banyen Books and Sound
3608 West 4th Avenue

3. Pulpfiction Books
2422 Main Street
3133 West Broadway

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Bookstore (chain)

1. Chapters/Indigo
Various locations

2. Book Warehouse
Various locations

3. Black Bond Books
Various locations

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Secondhand Bookstore

1. Pulpfiction Books
2422 Main Street
3133 West Broadway

2. MacLeod's Books
455 West Pender Street

3. Tanglewood Books
1553 West Broadway

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Art Supply Store

1. Opus Framing & Art Supplies
Various locations

2. DeSerres
1629 Main Street
1431 West Broadway

3. Michaels
Various locations

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Toy Store Or Toy Department

1. Toys "R" Us
Various locations

2. The Granville Island Toy Company
11-1496 Cartwright Street
3298 Main Street

3. The Toybox
3002 West Broadway

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Place To Make A Bet

1. Hastings Racecourse
Hastings Park

2. River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road Richmond

3. Edgewater Casino
311-750 Pacific Boulevard

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Realtor

1. Mike Rampf
101-1965 West 4th Avenue

2. Jules Seaman
421 Pacific Street

3. Scott Carpenter (tie)
250-4255 Arbutus Street
3. Paul Toffoli (tie)
101-1965 West 4th Avenue
3. Susan Cameron (tie)
6272 East Boulevard

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Neighbourhood Real-estate Office

1. RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside)
Various locations

2. Blu Realty
1849 West 1st Avenue

3. Macdonald Realty
Various locations

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Lawyer Or Notary When Buying/selling Real Estate

1. David Watts
1602-675 West Hastings Street

2. Jennifer Neville (tie)
1220-1200 West 73rd Avenue
2. Elmer A. Yusep (tie)
1100-510 Burrard Street

3. Kenneth Pazder
1460-800 West Pender Street

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Moving And Storage

"Five friends and cases of beer."

1. Two Small Men With Big Hearts Moving Co. (tie)
Various locations
1. U-Haul (tie)
Various locations

2. Aaaaah-So Easy Mobile Mini-Storage (tie)
7990 Hoskins Street Delta
2. Ferguson Moving & Storage (tie)

1584 Columbia Street North Vancouver

3. Maple Leaf Self Storage (tie)
Various locations
3. Williams Moving & Storage (tie)
2401 United Boulevard Coquitlam

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Lawyer When An Accident Strikes

1. Hammerberg Altman Beaton & Maglio LLP
1220-1200 West 73rd Avenue

2. Kirsten J. Madsen Paine Edmonds LLP
1100-510 Burrard Street

3. Klein Lyons (tie)
1100-1333 West Broadway
3. Slater Vecchio LLP (tie)
18th floor 777 Dunsmuir Street

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Cleaning Service

"Me but in my dreams it's my wife."

1. Molly Maid
Various locations

2. Aspen Clean
100-657 Marine Drive West Vancouver

3. Busy Bee Cleaners
Various locations

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Doggie Daycare

1. Rex Dog Hotel + Spa
760 Terminal Avenue

2. Small Paws Doggie Daycare & Boutique
491 Sperling Avenue Burnaby

3. The Doghouse
2425 Manitoba Street
105-1833 Anderson Street

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Pet Grooming/spa

1. Mestiso's Pet Spa & Supplies
3087 Oak Street

2. Fetch
5617 West Boulevard
104-120 West 16th Street North Vancouver

3. Pawsh Dog Spa & Boutique
80 Smithe Street

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Integrated Health Clinic

1. Integrative Healing Arts (tie)
730-1285 West Broadway
1. Performance Posture (tie)
101-1201 West Pender Street

2. BodaHealth (tie)
302-1245 West Broadway
2. InspireHealth (tie)
200-1330 West 8th Avenue

3. Vitality Clinic
827 Hamilton Street

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Chiropractor

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Natural Pharmacy

"My community garden!"

1. Finlandia Natural Pharmacy & Health Centre
1111 West Broadway

2. Capers Whole Foods Market
Various locations

3. Semperviva Lifestyle Store (tie)
2608 West Broadway
3. Choices Markets (tie)
Various locations
3. Kripps Pharmacy (tie)
5413 West Boulevard

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Gym For Weight Training (men)

1. Fitness World
Various locations

2. Gold's Gym B.C.
Various locations

3. Steve Nash Sports Club
610 Granville Street
10251 St. Edwards Drive Richmond

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Gym For Weight Training (women)

1. Fitness World
Various locations

2. Just Ladies Fitness
Various locations

3. Steve Nash Sports Club
610 Granville Street
10251 St. Edwards Drive Richmond

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Gym For Cardio/fitness Training (men)

1. Fitness World
Various locations

2. Steve Nash Sports Club
610 Granville Street
10251 St. Edwards Drive Richmond

3. Gold's Gym B.C.
Various locations

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Gym For Cardio/fitness Training (women)

1. Fitness World
Various locations

2. Just Ladies Fitness Centre
Various locations

3. Fit City for Women (tie)
Various locations
3. Steve Nash Sports Club (tie)
610 Granville Street
10251 St. Edwards Drive Richmond

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Independent Gym

1. Sweat Co. Workout Studios
736 Richards Street

2. Spartacus Athletic Club (tie)
1522 Commercial Drive
2. Denman Fitness (tie)
1731 Comox Street

3. Mixx Fitness Personal Training Studio
100-1201 West Pender Street

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Personal Trainer

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Physiotherapist

1. Deirdre Byrne Vancouver Osteopathy Centre
201-2475 Bayswater Street

2. Rick Celebrini

3. Timberly George City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinics
420-890 West Pender Street
535 Hornby Street

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Martial-arts Studio

1. Axe Capoeira Academy (tie)
45 West Hastings Street
1. Capoeira AcheBrasil (tie))
341 East Broadway

2. Universal Mixed Martial Arts
1-1256 Granville Street
140-6351 Westminster Highway Richmond

3. 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Vancouver
2611 Viscount Way Richmond

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Weight-loss Centre

1. Weight Watchers
Various locations

2. Jenny Craig (tie)
Various locations
2. Dr. Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics (tie)
Various locations

3. Curves
Various locations

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Dance Studio

1. Harbour Dance Centre
3rd floor 927 Granville Street

2. Exhale Studio
1083 Cambie Street

3. The Urban Beat Dance Co.
202-927 Granville Street

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Boot Camp/outdoor Training Program

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Yoga Studio

1. Semperviva Yoga (tie)
Various locations
1. YYOGA (tie)
Various locations

2. Bikram Yoga Vancouver
2681 West Broadway
101-1650 Alberni Street

3. Open Door Yoga
Various locations

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Pilates Studio

"Wii Fit at home."

1. Beyond Pilates (tie)
928 Davie Street
1. Exhale Studio (tie)
1083 Cambie Street

2. Pilates Unlimited
1706 Alberni Street

3. Sweat Co. Workout Studios
736 Richards Street

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Supplement Store

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Medical Clinic

1. Seymour Medical Clinic
1530 West 7th Avenue

2. Care Point Medical Centres
Various locations

3. Khatsahlano Medical Clinics
2689 West Broadway
920 Seymour Street

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Dentist/dental Clinic

1. Aarm Dental Group
Various locations

2. Yaletown Dentistry
1050 Hamilton Street

3. Arbutus Broadway Dental Centre
530-2184 West Broadway

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Naturopathic Clinic

1. Sage Clinic
487 Davie Street

2. Integrative Healing Arts
730-1285 West Broadway

3. South Granville Naturopathic Clinic
212-3195 Granville Street

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Acupuncturist

1. Acubalance Wellness Centre
250-828 West 8th Avenue
104-8843 204th Street Langley

2. Kelli Taylor Elements Wellness Centre & Studio
207-2678 West Broadway

3. Glow Acupuncture & Wellness Center (tie)
410-1008 Homer Street
3. Dr. Jeda Boughton BodaHealth (tie)
302-1245 West Broadway

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Massage Therapist

1. Alison Ritchie Massage Therapy
109-1529 West 6th Avenue

2. Angela Mackenzie Rebound
408-2150 West Broadway

3. Mel Engleder BodaHealth
302-1245 West Broadway

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Weekend Getaway

"One tent + one car + one Canadian wilderness."

1. Whistler Blackcomb

2. Tofino

3. Harrison Hot Springs

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Romantic Hideaway (besides Your Home)

1. Tofino

2. Whistler (tie)
2. Harrison Hot Springs (tie)

3. Rockwater Secret Cove

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Ferry Destination

1. Victoria

2. Salt Spring Island

3. Sunshine Coast

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Interior Destination

1. Kelowna

2. Penticton

3. Osoyoos

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Summer Destination

"A day with my head out of my ass."

1. Okanagan

2. Tofino

3. Whistler Blackcomb

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Winter Destination

1. Whistler Blackcomb

2. Mexico (tie)
2. Hawaii (tie)

3. Big White

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Local Tourist Attraction

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Spa Getaway

1. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
1155 Resort Drive Parksville

2. Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa
4330 Island Highway South Courtenay

3. Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
100 Esplanade Avenue Harrison Hot Springs

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Local Travel Agency

1. Flight Centre
Various locations

2. BCAA (tie)
Various locations
2. Jubilee Travel (tie)
201-3011 Underhill Avenue Burnaby

3. Travel CUTS
Various locations

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Resort/hotel-okanagan

1. Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre
1310 Water Street Kelowna

2. Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas
3762 Lakeshore Road Kelowna

3. Hotel Eldorado
500 Cook Road Kelowna

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Resort/hotel-vancouver Island

1. Wickaninnish Inn
500 Osprey Lane Tofino

2. Fairmont Empress Resort Hotel
721 Government Street Victoria

3. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
1155 Resort Drive Parksville

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Resort/hotel-whistler

"My boss's condo that I get for free."

1. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler

2. Four Seasons Resort Whistler
4591 Blackcomb Way Whistler

3. Westin Resort & Spa
4090 Whistler Way Whistler

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Resort/hotel-gulf Islands

1. Poet's Cove Resort & Spa
9801 Spalding Road South Pender Island

2. Hastings House Country House Hotel
160 Upper Ganges Road Salt Spring Island

3. Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa
134 Madrona Drive Galiano Island

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B.C. Golf Resort

1. Predator Ridge
301 Village Centre Place Vernon

2. Bear Mountain Resort (tie)
1999 Country Club Way Victoria
2. Nicklaus North Golf Course (tie)
8080 Nicklaus North Boulevard Whistler

3. Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
399 Clubhouse Drive Courtenay

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Adventure-tour Company

1. Gap Adventures
109-1965 West 4th Avenue

2. Ziptrek Ecotours
4822 Mountain Square Whistler

3. REO Rafting Resort (tie)
845 Spence Way Anmore
3. Canadian Outback Adventures (tie)
332 Esplanade East North Vancouver

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B.c. Wilderness Resort

"Newton Wave Pool."

1. Tyax Mountain Lake Resort

2. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

3. Manning Park Resort
7500 Highway 3 Manning Park

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B.C. Bike-tour Company

1. Endless Biking (tie)
1401 Hunter Street North Vancouver
1. Epic Ride B.C. Bike Adventures (tie)

2. Bush Pilot Biking (tie)
5907 MacGregor Road Peachland

2. Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures (tie)
213 Baker Street Nelson

3. Spokes Bicycle Rentals
1798 West Georgia Street

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Spa (independent)

1. Le Petit Spa
4-3701 West Broadway

2. Skoah (tie)
1011 Hamilton Street
314-4800 Kingsway Burnaby
2. Linda's Urban Spa (tie)
1888 West 1st Avenue

3. Elan Beauty
922 West Broadway

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Spa (chain)

1. Spa Utopia & Salon
Various locations

2. Absolute Spa
Various locations

3. Eccotique
Various locations

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Place To Get A Facial

1. Skoah
1011 Hamilton Street
314-4800 Kingsway Burnaby

2. Spa Utopia & Salon
Various locations

3. Elan Beauty
922 West Broadway

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Salon For A Pedicure/manicure

1. Pure Nail Bar
Various locations

2. Bloom Essentials
3-1854 West 1st Avenue

3. Spa Utopia & Salon
Various locations

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Hair Salon

"I'm not telling...I won't be able to get an appointment anymore."

1. Suki's
Various locations

2. Axis
Various locations

3. Toni & Guy
1088 Alberni Street
2179 West 4th Avenue

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Laser Eye Centre

1. Pacific Laser Eye Centre
1401 West Broadway

2. Lasik MD
101-1281 West Georgia Street

3. London Eye Centre
918 12th Street New Westminster

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Laser Hair-removal Centre

1. Arbutus Laser Centre
106-2025 West Broadway

2. South Granville Laser & Skin Care Centre
214-3195 Granville Street

3. Dermal Laser (tie)
Various locations
3. Urban Body Laser (tie)
860-777 Hornby Street

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Place To Get A Bikini Wax

1. Linda's Urban Spa
1888 West 1st Avenue

2. Sugarbox
202-1290 Homer Street
1035 Commercial Drive

3. Elan Beauty (tie)
922 West Broadway

3. Dona Lucia Esthetics Salon (tie)
2813 West Broadway
3. Rescue Facial and Waxing Studio (tie)
2241 Granville Street

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Place For A Beach-ready Tan

1. SunScape Tanning Studios
Various locations

2. Fabutan Sun Tan Studios
Various locations

3. Kix Tanning (tie)
2803 West 16th Avenue
3. Tan De Soleil Sun Tan Studios (tie)
Various locations

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Place For A Nonsurgical Make-over

"The bar."

1. MAC
Various locations

2. Elan Beauty
922 West Broadway

3. Holt Renfrew (tie)
737 Dunsmuir Street
3. South Granville Laser & Skin Care Centre (tie)
214-3195 Granville Street

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Place For Cosmetic Surgery

1. Skinworks
3568 West 41st Avenue
3578 West 41st Avenue

2. False Creek Surgical Centre
555 West 8th Avenue

3. Carruthers
820-943 West Broadway

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Women's Clothing Store (independent)

1. Spank (tie)
Various locations
1. Barefoot Contessa (tie)
3715 Main Street
1928 Commercial Drive

2. One of a Few
354 Water Street

3. Twigg & Hottie
3671 Main Street

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Women's Clothing Store (chain)

1. H&M
Various locations

2. Aritzia
Various locations

3. Banana Republic
Various locations

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Men's Clothing Store (independent)

1. Brooklyn Clothing Co.
418 Davie Street

2. Eugene Choo
3683 Main Street

3. Hills of Kerrisdale (tie)
2125 West 41st Avenue
3. Mark James Clothing (tie)
2941 West Broadway

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Men's Clothing Store (chain)

1. Harry Rosen
700 West Georgia Street
650 West 41st Avenue

2. Banana Republic
Various locations

3. Holt Renfrew
737 Dunsmuir Street

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Place To Buy Jeans

1. Aritzia
Various locations

2. Mavi Jeans
Various locations

3. Fab Clothing (tie)
2305 West 41st Avenue
3. Dutil (tie)
303 West Cordova Street

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Place To Buy Cosmetics

1. MAC
Various locations

2. Sephora
701 West Georgia Street
2730-2929 Barnet Highway Coquitlam

3. Shoppers Drug Mart
Various locations

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Place To Buy Yoga Wear

1. lululemon athletica
Various locations

2. Lotuswear
1310 East Hastings Street
2402 Marine Drive West Vancouver

3. One Tooth
Various locations

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Bridal Store

1. Bryan's Bride
4567 Lougheed Highway Burnaby

2. Bisou Bridal
440 West 2nd Avenue

3. Lisa's Bridal Salon
681 Columbia Street New Westminster

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Local-designer Clothing Store

1. Dream Apparel and Articles for People
311 West Cordova Street

2. Twigg & Hottie
3671 Main Street

3. Narcissist Design Co.
3659 Main Street

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Vintage/consignment/secondhand Clothing Store

1. Value Village
Various locations

2. Front and Company
3772 Main Street

3. Mintage
1714 Commercial Drive
1946 West 4th Avenue

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Shoe Store (independent)

1. Gravity Pope
2205 West 4th Avenue

2. John Fluevog
837 Granville Street
65 Water Street

3. Umeboshi
3638 Main Street

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Shoe Store (chain)

1. Aldo
Various locations

2. Browns
Various locations

3. Freedman Shoes
Various locations

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Fashion-accessory Store

"Wreck Beach."

1. Aldo Accessories
Various locations

2. Blue Ruby
Various locations

3. H&M
Various locations

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Baby/toddler Store

1. Hip Baby
2110 West 4th Avenue

2. Crocodile
2156 West 4th Avenue
230-15355 24th Avenue Surrey

3. Beansprouts (tie)
4305 Main Street
3. Please Mum (tie)
Various locations

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Teens And Tweens Clothing Store

1. H&M
Various locations

2. Aritzia
Various locations

3. Off the Wall
Various locations

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Store For Spotting The Next Trend

1. H&M
Various locations

2. Aritzia
Various locations

3. Holt Renfrew
737 Dunsmuir Street

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Eyewear Store

1. Bruce Eyewear
219 Abbott Street

2. Iris
Various locations

3. Eyes (tie)
775 Burrard Street
1493 West 12th Avenue
3. LensCrafters (tie)
Various locations

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Neighbourhood

"Recognizing the best neighbourhood will only jack up the rent and ruin the neighbourhood."

1. Kitsilano

2. Mount Pleasant/Main Street

3. Commercial Drive (tie)
3. West End (tie)

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Vancouver Politician

"If sexiness equates to best I vote for the new mayor."

1. Gregor Robertson

2. Libby Davies

3. Spencer Herbert

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Year's Dumbest Political Move

"Who was that lady who drove into a house?"

1. Reelection of the B.C. Liberals (tie)
1. Burrard Bridge bike-lane trial (tie)

2. Harmonized sales tax

3. Olympic cost overruns

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Local Employer To Work For

"The City of Vancouver (until everybody is fired to pay for the Olympic cost overruns)."
1. Cactus Club Cafe
Various locations

2. Vancity (tie)
Various locations
2. Electronic Arts (tie)
4330 Sanderson Way Burnaby

3. University of British Columbia
Various locations

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Environmentally Responsible Local Company

1. Mountain Equipment Co-op
130 West Broadway
1341 Main Street North Vancouver

2. Vancity
Various locations

3. Happy Planet Foods (tie)
203-950 Powell Street
3. Small Potatoes Urban Delivery (tie)

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Vancouver's Claim To Fame

1. Combination of beaches" parks " and mountains

2. 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

3. Marijuana

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Vancouver's Claim To Shame

"Gordon Campbell's mug shot."

1. Downtown Eastside

2. Homelessness

3. 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

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Best-kept Vancouver Secret

"Pot delivery by phone."

1. Not telling it's a secret.

2. Wreck Beach

3. It doesn't always rain (tie)
3. Burlesque scene (tie)

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Local Hero

"The guy who picks up cigarette butts behind the Safeway in Kitsilano."

1. Trevor Linden

2. Terry Fox

3. Rick Hansen

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Vancouverite Closest To Hell

"Whoever thought the Olympics were a good idea."

1. Gordon Campbell

2. Sam Sullivan

3. Robert Pickton (tie)
3. Gregor Robertson (tie)

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Vancouver Excuse To Goof Off

1. The weather

2. 420

3. The beach

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Most Outrageous Olympic Cost Overrun

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Local Scandal The Mainstream Media Tried To Ignore Or Cover Up

"Britney Spears peed her pants and delayed her concert."

1. Olympic cost overruns

2. Basi-Virk B.C. Rail case

3. RCMP misconduct/Robert Dziekanski

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Place To Watch The Sunset

1. English Bay

2. Spanish Banks

3. Kitsilano Beach

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Place To Go When It's Raining

1. Home

2. A movie

3. Vancouver Aquarium (tie)
Stanley Park
3. Vancouver Art Gallery (tie)
750 Hornby Street

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Place To Share A Joint

"In prison with Marc Emery."

1. Wreck Beach (tie)

1. Anywhere/everywhere (tie)

2. Any beach

3. Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street

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Place To Speak Your Mind

"The comments section below Straight.com articles."

1. Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street

2. The Georgia Straight

3. The Internet

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Bar

1. The Roxy
932 Granville Street

2. Republic
958 Granville Street

3. The Railway Club (tie)
579 Dunsmuir Street
3. The Cambie (tie)
300 Cambie Street
3. The Lamplighter (tie)
92 Water Street

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Pickup Bar (m Seeking F)

"Just about every fucking public place" it would seem. Please guys "show some restraint."
1. The Roxy
932 Granville Street

2. Bar None
1222 Hamilton Street

3. The Cambie www.straight.com/timeout/node/cambie?context=clubs

300 Cambie Street

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Pickup Bar (f Seeking M)

"Why does it always have to be the damn women picking up men in this city? Grow a nut!"
1. The Roxy
932 Granville Street

2. The Sandbar
1535 Johnston Street

3. Doolin's Irish Pub (tie)
654 Nelson Street
3. Pop Opera (tie)
686 West Hastings Street
3. Yaletown Brewing Company (tie)

1111 Mainland Street

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Gay Bar

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie Street

2. The Odyssey Nightclub
1251 Howe Street

3. The Pumpjack Pub (tie)
1167 Davie Street
3. Lounge 1181 (tie)
1181 Davie Street

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Lesbian Bar

1. Lick
455 Abbott Street

2. Celebrities
1022 Davie Street

3. Lotus Sound Lounge
455 Abbott Street

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Sports Bar

1. Shark Club
180 West Georgia Street
20169 88 Avenue Langley

2. Score on Davie
1262 Davie Street

3. Library Square Public House
300 West Georgia Street

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Strip Club

1. Brandi's Exotic Nightclub
595 Hornby Street

2. The Number 5 Orange (tie)
205 Main Street
2. Cecil Nightclub and Show Lounge (tie)
1336 Granville Street

3. Penthouse Nightclub
1019 Seymour Street

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Live-music Venue

1. Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville Street

2. Biltmore Cabaret
395 Kingsway

3. The Yale
1300 Granville Street

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Dance Club

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie Street

2. The Roxy
932 Granville Street

3. Republic (tie)
958 Granville Street
3. Honey Lounge (tie)
455 Abbott Street

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Dj Club

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie Street

2. Lotus Sound Lounge
455 Abbott Street

3. Shine
364 Water Street

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Comedy Club

1. Yuk Yuk's
1015 Burrard Street

2. Lafflines Comedy Club
26 4th Street New Westminster

3. Vancouver TheatreSports League (New Revue Stage)
1601 Johnston Street

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Local Comedian

1. Brent Butt (tie)
1. Patrick Maliha (tie)

2. Graham Clark

3. April O' Peel

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Place For Karaoke

1. Fantacity Karaoke
745 Thurlow Street

2. Hoko Japanese House
362 Powell Street

3. Checkers Bar & Grill
1755 Davie Street

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Place For Cheap Beer

1. The Cambie
300 Cambie Street

2. Cafe Crepe
Various locations

3. Royal Canadian Legion
Various locations

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Place For Cheap Drinks

1. The Cambie
300 Cambie Street

2. Cafe Crepe
Various locations

3. Metropole
320 Abbott Street

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Restaurant To Work For

1. Earls
Various locations

2. Cactus Club Cafe
Various locations

3. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Various locations

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Local Hockey Hero

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Local Football Hero

1. Geroy Simon

2. Paris Jackson

3. Wally Buono

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Ice-skate Shop

1. Cyclone Taylor Sports
Various locations

2. Larry's Sports
2029 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

3. The Sports Exchange
2151 Burrard Street

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Skateboard Shop

1. Antisocial Skateboard Shop
2337 Main Street

2. The Boardroom
Various locations

3. P.D.'s Hot Shop
2868 West 4th Avenue

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Ski/snowboard Shop

1. Comor
1980 Burrard Street
3700 East Hastings Street, Burnaby

2. The Boardroom
Various locations

3. Pacific Boarder
1793 West 4th Avenue

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Sports-apparel Shop

1. Mountain Equipment Co-op
130 West Broadway
1341 Main Street North Vancouver

2. lululemon athletica
Various locations

3. Sport Chek
Various locations

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Indoor Climbing Gym

1. Cliffhanger
Various locations

2. The Edge Climbing Centre
2-1485 Welch Street North Vancouver

3. Vertical Reality
202-7728 128th Street Surrey

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Running Club

"I only run if someone's chasing me."

1. Running Room
Various locations

2. Forerunners
3502 West 4th Avenue
980 Marine Drive North Vancouver

3. The Run Inn (tie)
2236 West 41st Avenue
1212B 56th Street Delta

3. North Shore Athletics (tie)
101-1200 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

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Sporting-goods Store

1. Mountain Equipment Co-op
130 West Broadway
1341 Main Street North Vancouver

2. Sport Chek
Various locations

3. Coast Mountain Sports
Various locations

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Used Sporting-goods Store

1. Sports Junkies
102 West Broadway

2. Cheapskates
3644 West 16th Avenue
3496 Dunbar Street

3. North Shore Sports Swap
2021 Old Dollarton Road North Vancouver

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Outdoor-goods Store

1. Mountain Equipment Co-op
130 West Broadway
1341 Main Street North Vancouver

2. Three Vets (tie)
2200 Yukon Street
2. Coast Mountain Sports (tie)
Various locations

3. Canadian Tire
Various locations

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Kayak/canoe Rentals

1. Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre
2156 Banbury Road North Vancouver

2. Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre
Various locations

3. Mountain Equipment Co-op
130 West Broadway
1341 Main Street North Vancouver

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Neighbourhood/community Bike Store

1. Our Community Bikes
3283 Main Street

2. Bikes on the Drive
1350 Commercial Drive

3. Bike Doctor (tie)
137 West Broadway
4093 Kingsway Burnaby
3. Cap's (tie)
Various locations

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Local Bike Store (chain)

1. Reckless Bike Stores
1810 Fir Street
110 Davie Street

2. Bike Doctor
137 West Broadway
4093 Kingsway Burnaby

3. Bicycle Sports Pacific
Various locations

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Place To Play Poker

"Apparently my neighbour's garage until 6 a.m. on a weekday!"

1. River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road Richmond

2. Edgewater Casino
311-750 Pacific Boulevard

3. Boulevard Casino
2080 United Boulevard Coquitlam

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Restaurant (independent)

"Pied-à-Terre - I was so impressed that I hugged my server and went home to write a thank-you card. No lie."

1. Chambar Belgian Restaurant
562 Beatty Street

2. Vij's
1480 West 11th Avenue

3. The Naam Restaurant
2724 West 4th Avenue

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Restaurant (chain)

1. Earls
Various locations

2. Milestone's Grill and Bar
Various locations

3. Cactus Club Cafe
Various locations

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Restaurant For Fine Dining

1. Bishop's
2183 West 4th Avenue

2. Chambar Belgian Restaurant
562 Beatty Street

3. West
2881 Granville Street

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Patio

"Any patio that doesn't close at 10:30 p.m. is a good patio."

1. The Boathouse Restaurant
Various locations

2. Bridges Restaurant
1696 Duranleau Street

3. Chill Winston Restaurant and Lounge (tie)
3 Alexander Street
3. Havana (tie)
1212 Commercial Drive

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New Restaurant

1. MARKET by Jean-Georges
1115 Alberni Street

2. Les Faux Bourgeois
663 East 15th Avenue

3. Bandidas Taqueria
2781 Commercial Drive

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Restaurant Bathroom

"The one I had sex in last night."

1. Joeys
Various locations

2. Cactus Club Cafe
Various locations

3. Moxie's Classic Grill
Various locations

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Kid-friendly Restaurant

1. White Spot
Various locations

2. Little Nest
1716 Charles Street

3. Red Robin
Various locations

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Romantic Restaurant

1. The Cannery Seafood House
2205 Commissioner Street

2. Seasons in the Park
Queen Elizabeth Park

3. Chambar Belgian Restaurant
562 Beatty Street

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Restaurant To Take Out-of-town Guests

1. The Salmon House
2229 Folkestone Way West Vancouver

2. The Cannery Seafood House
2205 Commissioner Street

3. The Sandbar
1535 Johnston Street

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Restaurant For Cheap Eats

"One of the zillion sushi hole-in-the-wall joints."

1. Bon's Off Broadway
2451 Nanaimo Street

2. Hawker's Delight (tie)
4127 Main Street
2. Hon's Wun-Tun House (tie)
Various locations

3. Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna
1124 Davie Street

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Restaurant For Meat

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Veggie Restaurant

1. The Naam Restaurant
2724 West 4th Avenue

2. Foundation Lounge
2301 Main Street

3. Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant
3068 Main Street
80-8100 Ackroyd Road Richmond

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All-day Breakfast

1. Bon's Off Broadway (tie)
2451 Nanaimo Street
1. Denny's (tie)
Various locations

2. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe
2095 West 4th Avenue

3. IHOP
Various locations

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Bar For Watching The Game

1. Shark Club
180 West Georgia Street
20169 88 Avenue Langley

2. Earls
Various locations

3. Library Square Public House (tie)
300 West Georgia Street
3. Score on Davie (tie)
1262 Davie Street

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Free Wi-fi Location

"My kitchen thanks to the neighbours (except when they need to reset their router)."
1. Waves Coffee House
Various locations

2. Blenz Coffee
Various locations

3. Vancouver Public Library
Various locations

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Brew Pub

1. Yaletown Brewing Company
1111 Mainland Street

2. Steamworks Brewing Company
375 Water Street

3. Granville Island Brewing Taproom
1441 Cartwright Street

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Brunch

1. Milestone's Grill and Bar
Various locations

2. Provence
1177 Marinaside Crescent
4473 West 10th Avenue

3. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe
2095 West 4th Avenue

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Late-night Takeout

1. The Naam Restaurant
2724 West 4th Avenue

2. Fritz European Fry House
718 Davie Street

3. McDonald's (tie)
Various locations
3. Tsui Hang Village Restaurant (tie)
1193 Granville Street

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Bakery (breads)

1. Terra Breads
Various locations

2. COBS Bread
Various locations

3. Uprising Breads Bakery
1697 Venables Street

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Bakery (pastries)

1. Fratelli Bakery
1795 Commercial Drive

2. COBS Bread
Various locations

3. Bon Bon Bakery
5807 Victoria Drive

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Restaurant Wine List (local Wines)

1. Raincity Grill
1193 Denman Street

2. Salt Tasting Room
45 Blood Alley

3. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (tie)
1095 Hamilton Street
3. PAIR Bistro (tie)
3763 West 10th Avenue

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Restaurant Wine List (international Wines)

1. Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca
1133 & 1129 Hamilton Street

2. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
1095 Hamilton Street

3. Chambar Belgian Restaurant (tie)
562 Beatty Street
3. Salt Tasting Room (tie)
45 Blood Alley

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Wine Store

1. B.C. Liquor Stores
Various locations

2. Liberty Wine Merchants
Various locations

3. Marquis Wine Cellars
1034 Davie Street

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B.C. Beer

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Local Microbrewery

1. Granville Island Brewing
1441 Cartwright Street

2. Storm Brewing
310 Commercial Drive

3. R&B Brewing Co.
54 East 4th Avenue

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B.C. Wine/winery (white Wine)

1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
100 Burrowing Owl Place Oliver

2. Mission Hill Family Estate
1730 Mission Hill Road West Kelowna

3. JoieFarm Wines
2825 Naramata Road Naramata

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Best B.C. Wine/winery (red Wine)

1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
100 Burrowing Owl Place Oliver

2. Mission Hill Family Estate
1730 Mission Hill Road West Kelowna

3. Quails' Gate
3303 Boucherie Road Kelowna

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Coffee Shop (independent)

"Any of the ones on Commercial Drive with Italians running the show."

1. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
Various locations

2. CaffeArtigiano
Various locations

3. 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (tie)
2152 West 4th Avenue
3. Continental Coffee (tie)
1806 Commercial Drive

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Coffee Shop (local Chain)

1. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
Various locations

2. CaffeArtigiano
Various locations

3. Bean Around the World Coffees
Various locations

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Coffee Shop (national Chain)

1. Starbucks Coffee
Various locations

2. Tim Hortons
Various locations

3. Blenz Coffee
Various locations

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Fair-trade Coffee Shop

1. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
Various locations

2. Bean Around the World Coffees
Various locations

3. Salt Spring Coffee
Various locations

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Teahouse

"I have no idea what a 'teahouse' is..."

1. Steeps Tea Lounge
895 West Broadway

2. The Secret Garden Tea Company
5559 West Boulevard

3. T Room Bakery & Kitchenware
4445 West 10th Avenue

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Produce/grocery Store

1. Capers Whole Foods Market
Various locations

2. Kin's Farm Market
Various locations

3. Choices Markets (tie)
Various locations
3. Donald's Market (tie)
2279 Commercial Drive
2342 East Hastings Street

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Organic Produce Store

1. Capers Whole Foods Market
Various locations

2. Choices Markets
Various locations

3. Drive Organics
1045 Commercial Drive

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Butcher

1. Windsor Meat Co.
5357 Headland Drive West Vancouver
3108 Edgemont Boulevard North Vancouver

2. Market Meats
2326 West 4th Avenue

3. Tango's Gourmet Meats
865 Denman Street

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Fresh Seafood Store

1. Granville Island Public Market

2. Seven Seas Fish Company
2328 West 4th Avenue
103-2990 152nd Street Surrey

3. The Lobster Man
1807 Mast Tower Road

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Gelato Shop

1. Mario's Gelati (tie)
88 East 1st Avenue
1. La Casa Gelato (tie)
1033 Venables Street

2. Mondo Gelato
Various locations

3. Gelateria Dolce Amore
1590 Commercial Drive

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Cooking School

class="winners">

Public Make-out Place

"Do we really need to encourage more PDA at Kits Beach?"

1. Stanley Park

2. English Bay

3. Kitsilano Beach

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Dating/sex/romance Advice Columnist

1. Dan Savage

2. Sarah Rowland

3. Rhona Raskin

class="winners">

Place For A Wedding (besides A Place Of Worship)

1. Stanley Park

2. Queen Elizabeth Park

3. Brock House Restaurant
3875 Point Grey Road

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Wedding Photographer

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Wedding Registry

1. The Bay
Various locations

2. Pottery Barn (tie)
2600 Granville Street
2. Sears (tie)
Various locations

3. Cookworks
1548 West Broadway
377 Howe Street

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Store For Buying Or Renting Porn

"Good lord that's what the Internet is for."

1. Tom's Video
2887 Grandview Highway

2. Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium
1238 Davie Street

3. Source Adult Video
Various locations

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Sex-toy Store

1. Womyns'Ware
896 Commercial Drive

2. The Art of Loving
1819 West 5th Avenue

3. Love Nest
119 East 1st Street North Vancouver
4687 Kingsway Burnaby

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Fetish-wear Store

1. Priape
1148 Davie Street

2. Dare to Wear
1028 Granville Street

3. Deadly Couture
317A Cambie Street

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Place For A First Date

1. Stanley Park

2. Granville Island

3. English Bay

class="winners">

Dating-service Company

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Comments

3 Comments

cmcavoy

Sep 24, 2009 at 1:09pm

Seriously? Gregor is tied with Robert Pickton? That makes me ill.

Donna Dobo

Aug 5, 2010 at 5:23pm

Just Imagine in Kits is hands down the best costume shop in town. Why is this not a category? Although a few years back it was 'the best place to buy a muscle chested superhero costume'. Just Imagine has two shops now so it's twice as sweet.

Seriously

May 7, 2011 at 1:18am

where is Tom Hawkins? his the best photographer here on vancouver.