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Stars of Vancouver 2019: Frank Shang’s best of the city

Frank Shang, MRD Landscaping Inc. Second place in best landscaping and second place in best environmentally responsible business. Favourite thing to do in Vancouver: Spend a day on Granville Island with my kids.
Frank Shang, MRD Landscaping Inc., second place in best landscaping and second place in best environ
Frank Shang, MRD Landscaping Inc., second place in best landscaping and second place in best environmentally responsible business. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Frank Shang, MRD Landscaping Inc.

Second place in best landscaping and second place in best environmentally responsible business.

Favourite thing to do in Vancouver:

Spend a day on Granville Island with my kids.

What’s one thing you’d change about Vancouver if you could?

Housing affordability would be the No. 1 issue.

What’s one thing you’d like everyone to shut up about in Vancouver?

“Best place on earth.” In fact, housing affordability in Canada’s most expensive market — Vancouver — is at crisis levels.

You’ve been given $100, where are you spending it?

Donate to BC Children’s Hospital.

Favourite spot in the city to walk:

Cycle around Stanley Park.

Best patio:

The Boathouse on Arbutus Street.

Favourite local restaurant:

Kirin Restaurant, Vancouver West at City Square Mall

Favourite local grocery store:

Kin’s Farm Market.

Favourite Vancouver neighbourhood:

Kitsilano. It’s recognized for its beach park and saltwater public pool — both filled with people in summer. I like walking and eating in this area.

Best local venue to see live music:

Rogers Arena.

Favourite place for people watching: 

English Bay Beach.

Favourite coffee shop:

Honolulu Coffee in Kerrisdale.

Favourite brewery: 

Granville Island Brewing.

Favourite Vancouver building:

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Favourite Canuck of all time:

Henrik Sedin.

Where’s one place you’d recommend in Vancouver that feels nothing like Vancouver?

Granville Island Public Market. I feel like I am in a Barcelona market.