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The Decline of Vancouver.

May 9, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
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well you don't appear to know what you are talking about, no wonder Vangroovy is in decline, but its good for the thread

May 9, 2022, 8:31 p.m.
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Garden suite is a fancy marketing terms people use  for walk out basement suite rentals to make them sound more appealing than a basement suite. But I guess with you living in the narth you'd know better than people living in the city.

May 10, 2022, 12:11 a.m.
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Always amazes me how some small town peeps have to constantly express their big city inferiority complex.

May 10, 2022, 8:18 a.m.
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https://www.yegardensuites.com/what-is-a-garden-suite

" What is a Garden Suite?

A garden suite is a legal, detached, ground-oriented rental suite located in the backyard of a property with a single-family home as its primary use. "

lots of goggle ^^ hits all say the samething ... better get with it


 Last edited by: XXX_er on May 10, 2022, 8:38 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
May 10, 2022, 8:52 a.m.
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"Garden suite" was the marketing term for a shitty basement suite that had some kind of greenery at the entrance back in the day. Since the entrance was often at the back of the house it made for an easy way to make the rental seem less like crap. Regardless of what it is supposed to mean I used to see it all the time back in my "whatever costs the least" phase of living in Vangroovy.

If you didn't know this XXX_er, you are probably better off for it.


 Last edited by: chupacabra on May 10, 2022, 9:32 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 10, 2022, 8:53 a.m.
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I've never heard the term 'garden suite' used as the definition XXX_er has found above. To me a garden suite was always a basement/ground floor suite that had a walk out into the garden. Interesting to see that the real definition is something quite different.  I'm assuming this would be the same as  'coach house' or 'laneway house', which is how I have heard them referred to here in Vancouver.

May 10, 2022, 9:46 a.m.
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there are a whole bunch of hits for garden suite and they are all the same, a detached structure in the garden

Garden suite sounds like something you people in the properties would say but I have never heard of a "garden suite" so i goggled

I supose it makes sense a garden suite is in the garden, coach house or lane way home are the common terms I hear for a back yard rental

as opposed to a basemnet suite that is in the basement

I think building a basement suit will be way cheaper and more stealth from the tax assesor or zoning officer than a 2nd structure in your garden


 Last edited by: XXX_er on May 10, 2022, 9:51 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 10, 2022, 12:08 p.m.
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I guess Mr XXX_er didn't notice that web page is from Edmonton. He's probably also not aware of what colloquialisms are and that the use of language can vary by region. Anybody I know who's lived in metro Van for a while recognizes garden suite as a walk-out basement suite that steps out into the backyard or garden. 

Maybe you can continue to delight us with a breakdown of the processes and costs of building a basement suite vs an accessory building (garden suite as you seem to understand it).

May 10, 2022, 1:50 p.m.
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Its the same termanology in Toronto, Edmonton, Victoria

I lived many years in Vangroovy some in basement suites and i've never heard of a garden suite,

I never built any  basement suites or garden suites as you want to call them

they were already built just buy the house and start charging rent

in any case I'm still pretty sure you lost the pissing match you chose to start


 Last edited by: XXX_er on May 10, 2022, 1:53 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 10, 2022, 1:54 p.m.
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You know we have all gotten long in the tooth when NBR gets crotchety over the definition of garden suite.  LOL.  Part Breaker is probably a bank manager with 2 kids by now.

May 10, 2022, 2:14 p.m.
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if thats as far as the career got he is probably still living in a " Garden suite " so I don't blame him for trying to distance himself from the Basement suite

May 10, 2022, 2:20 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

You know we have all gotten long in the tooth when NBR gets crotchety over the definition of garden suite.  LOL.  Part Breaker is probably a bank manager with 2 kids by now.

No kidding.  What a hill to die on.

May 10, 2022, 2:28 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

in any case I'm still pretty sure you lost the pissing match you chose to start

lol @ the guy who brought out the pejoratives saying I started a pissing match.

The terms seems to be used different ways in different locales, strange that you're not okay with that.


 Last edited by: syncro on May 10, 2022, 3:19 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 10, 2022, 2:49 p.m.
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next yer gona say you didnt know what a basement suite is

May 10, 2022, 3:19 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

next yer gona say you didnt know what a basement suite is

Oh I know what they are, I've built more than a few of them.


 Last edited by: syncro on May 10, 2022, 3:20 p.m., edited 1 time in total.

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