® Best of Vancouver

City Life winners

Year's dumbest political move

  1. Approving the Northen Gateway pipeline

Year's dumbest political move

  1. The B.C. government BCTF dispute

Vancouver's claim to shame

  1. Stanley Cup riot
  2. Downtown Eastside
  3. Expensive housing and the cost of living

Best local casino

  1. Edgewater Casino

Best place to make a bet

  1. Edgewater Casino

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 video-game/animation studio

  1. Electronic Arts, 4330 Sanderson Way
  2. United Front Games, 1128 Homer Street, 3rd floor
  3. Radical Entertainment, 369 Terminal Avenue, 7th floor