East Vancouver is bordered to the north by Burrard Inlet, from the West Side at Ontario Street, to the east by the City of Burnaby, and to the south by the Fraser River.
Approximately 40% of Vancouver’s population lives in the East End, numbering more than 220,500 people.
Since the 1880s, East Van has been the first home for many immigrants. Traditionally, the East Side was a more affordable alternative to Downtown, and the area became known for its diversity in family income, ethnicity, and language.
In recent years, some of the landmark buildings have received extensive facelifts, there has been a resurgence of new development, local amenities have been added and newly-trendy Main and Fraser Streets have become as desirable as Kitsilano or Point Grey with urban hipsters.