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A Day in the Neighbourhood – King Edward & Cambie

Here at Key Marketing, we are all very excited about the first project launch of 2018! The project is called Marquise, and it is a boutique collection of 58 homes located across from the King Edward skytrain station on the Canada Line. In between finalizing the presentation centre, organising the launch event, training the sales staff, we thought why not document what a typical day would be like in this neighbourhood to provide more context.

On January 9th, I documented my day with Instagram Stories starting from getting out of the King Edward Skytrain station, so if you follow @keymarketing on Instagram, you would have already gotten a taste of what it would be like to live in this neighbourhood. If not, this is how my day went.


My New Year’s Resolution definitely does not include cutting back on caffeine, and within 6 minutes of getting out of the train station, I was caught between the ultimate choice of Starbucks or JJ bean, which are two cafes right across from one another on Cambie and 19th. What do you think I ended up getting?

I knocked out some emails, checked off some to-do’s at JJ Bean, and decided to get some air. Douglas Park, which is 10 minute walk away from the cafe. On my walk around the park, the sun came out to play, a rare occasion for Vancouver winters.


Lunch decision is simple yet complex due to the of the number of choices that’s available in the area. Restaurants and shops like Landmark and Vij’s are all within 10-minute walking distance away. I chose to have a quick and delicious lunch at Copa Cafe.


My afternoon consisted of getting over food coma, resisting the urge to go for ice cream at Rain or Shine, and checking off more to-do’s for work. When dinner time rolls around, having a grocery store like Choices in the neighbourhood gives me the option of getting fresh produce and ingredients daily.

My day in the neighbourhood ended here. There is the option of going to Hillcrest Community Centre for a workout (swim, skate, run…you can do everything here!) after dinner.

After immersing myself in the King Edward + Cambie neighborhood for the day, I would use the word convenience to summarize what it would be like to live here. Transit, restaurants, cafes, pet store, child care, medical clinic, parks are all within walking distance.

That’s it for the first “A Day in the Neighbourhood”series. Do you know of any interesting places to check out around the King Ed + Cambie area? Please share in the comments below!