Why do people insist on referring to all of the city of Vancouver as “downtown”?
Why do people insist on referring to all of the city of Vancouver as “downtown”? I seem to have this equivalent of this conversation on a regular basis:
Me: Have you ever been to The Naam (or some other location in Vancouver that is not downtown) ?
Other Person: No, I hardly ever go downtown.
Me: Oh, it’s not downtown. It’s in Kits.
Other Person: ???
Then today, I saw this in an email from Groupon:
It’s called KITSILANO Laser and Spa Centre. Kitsilano is a neighbourhood in Vancouver that is *not* downtown.
There is a part of Vancouver – a very *small* part of Vanccouver, I might add – that is known as “downtown”. It’s written right on the map!
Here, I have annotated the map for you:
I trust this clears things up for everyone, yes?