Mayor Gregor Robertson selling Kitsilano home for $1.8 million

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      Well, they might as well hang a sign outside saying "For sale by mayor".

      Gregor Robertson is putting his Kitsilano house—you know, the one steps away from that much-loved bike lane on Point Grey Road—on the market.

      The list price? A low, low $1,789,000.

      Offering "Stunning ocean & mountain views", according to realtor David Tung's website, the "light filled, modern, clean lined, spacious" duplex built in 1980 features three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a few decks, a steam shower, and a hot tub in its "private backyard retreat".

      "Views abound from the interior and the 3 entertainment sized decks. This rare front to back half duplex is located just a half block to the beach."

      In 2013, the mayor and his wife, Amy, bought the home, whose location wasn't initially disclosed due to "security reasons". 

      The pair announced their separation months before the 2014 civic election, after nasty and unfounded rumours about a love child made the rounds.

      Robertson has been living in a downtown condo and dating Chinese pop star Wanting Qu, who sometimes posts photos of them together on her Instagram account.

      https://instagram.com/p/1opXZmsT3W/?taken-by=wantingq

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      23 Comments

      Wonderful

      May 4, 2015 at 4:21pm

      Having purchased the home for a reported $1.575 million in 2013 and the biding wars that accompany the sale of homes in less desirable areas the asking price seems a bit low. I would wager the sale price is going to be a fair bit higher and will reflect the increased property values near a former arterial now semi-private road.

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      Kim

      May 4, 2015 at 4:25pm

      I love it and will buy it.
      Cheers

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      Ahhh

      May 4, 2015 at 4:39pm

      Don't they look cute /gag

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      Super Duper !

      May 4, 2015 at 5:16pm

      At 400$ or more per hour, plus expenses for a high end divorce lawyer combined with a rampant parasitic divorce industry, my heart sinks to think that dad, mom & offspring may not see much of this money. Good luck on the sale.

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      byers

      May 5, 2015 at 8:13am

      Is this news? Or is this gossip? Either way, who cares?

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      crooked politican

      May 5, 2015 at 8:53am

      So he owns a house, and then decides to make a private road next to it in order to increase the value. The private road does NOTHING for the great good of the city. The fact is that road belonged to the city and ever person had the right to use it. After he made it private, he sells his house for a profit.

      Can anyone see a conflict of interest here? He benefits, yet 99.9999% of the rest of the city actually looses something?

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      Aleksey

      May 5, 2015 at 11:27am

      Big news: Mayor of Vancouver is flipping houses like many other people in this city. The only difference that he knew about private road to be built prior to the purchase. Conflict of interests or not?

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      Reality

      May 5, 2015 at 11:58am

      Instead of just taking the word of all of the whiny losers that write in to this rag, I decided to both drive and ride down Pt. Grey Rd recently and what I found was that not only could you drive much of it, albeit slowly, but that the road was packed with riders of all ages. Everything from people training for races to entire families were using the road to go between the bike path at Kits Beach to Jericho. It's been a huge success and was a much better idea than ruining the last remaining bit of natural shoreline to built an expensive seawall.

      I'm also a regular reader and viewer of all of the local media outlets and the terrible traffic congestion that this was supposed to cause never materialized. I'm sure some are having to spend a few more minutes in the car, but the good that this bike path has provided makes up for it. So quit your whining, get out of your car and get some exercise.

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      JackSmith

      May 5, 2015 at 12:22pm

      Regardless of success of that Bike Private Road or not, it is conflict of interest to make profit from insider knowledge.

      The argument is not about his policy but his crooked dealing.

      There are many supporter of Mayor Robertson who are so enamored with him and can look the other way.

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      Reality

      May 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

      JackSmith - so sue him? If you truly believe that he has done this then you should have no problems in court. Honestly, I can't believe some of the bonehead remarks still spewing from people who backed the wrong horse in the civic elections. Looking forward to watching the lawsuit unfold there Jack.

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