It’s class war in the 604.

Vancouver is a tale of two cities: the mansions and the marginalized. The poor, working and middle classes are being forced out, leaving a skyline of vertical filing cabinets for parking investor’s portfolios.

In August, punk author Chris Walter joined the exodus. “I’d lived in an apartment for 25 years, then it was sold to developers,” he said. “We looked around. Rent was double what we were paying. We couldn’t afford to live in East Van anymore.”