Renfrew & Hastings is 90% of the way out of the city heading east -- not a pleasant area to live in if you don't like gangs & drugs. . . but rents are cheap. . .relatively speaking. . . to parts of the city that aren't so scary.
Renfrew and Hastings is that corner with the main entrance to the PNE, I know it well.
I grew up just south of there around Broadway between Renfrew and Naniamo. I haven't been to Vancouver in years now but I love that city and Stanley Park and the beaches around there.
That was many years ago and I never even thought about gangs or drugs back then. Times change of course.
We are going to Vancouver for a few days in June or July.
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