The Vancouver Lexicon

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon, part dictionary of received ideas, part etymological project, and part encyclopedic record. The goal is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, and other Van-centric ephemera. It is not an open source “wiki”, but rather a constantly widening field of personal vision. New additions appear every week.

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G-Word Gangster Table Gapwatch Garage, The Gasclown Gassy Andy Gassy Jack Gastown Intercom Gene Gene Pool Georgia Straight Ghetto Mall Gillotine, The Gino Giz Goody Goof Gordo Gorgomish Grandview Cut Granville Island Granville Shitshow Great Fire, The Green Death Greenest City Greenpeace Grind, The Grizzlies Guilt Pylon Gung Haggis Fat Choy Gwai Lo

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H.A. Haggard Hank Happy Planet Harris Paints Hastings Mill Hasty Market Hawaiian High Heather, The Hedge City Herzog, Fred Hez Hictoria Highway of Tears Hill, The Hippy Mist Hive, The Ho-Zone Hogan’s Alley Hollyhock Hollywood North Holts Hootsuite Hope In Shadows Horne Block, The Hot One Inch Action Howe Streeter Hot Water With Lemon

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ICBC Ice Mix Igloo, The IHIT Indian Act Industry, The Indy Ingledew’s Insite Instadrink Interior, The International Village Internment Ioco ION Magazine Island, The

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Jack Jaks Jane’s Walk Japadog Japandroids Japantown Jitney JJ Bean Jovocop Juice Junkie Gems

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Kelownafornian Kickinthehead Kids On The Block Kinder Morgan Kinfolked Kitty Corner Starbucks Knight & Day Knowledge Network Known To Police

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Laffs, The Langri-La Lawyer Phone Leaky Condos Leeside Lieberals Lifer Lions, The Liquor Laws Livable City Loft Six Loops, The Lotusland Lu Luck-Lucky Lumberjoke Lumiere Luv Your Hair
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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters & Lucky’s Doughnuts Acorn Agrius Ai & Om Alibi Room Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio Anh and Chi AnnaLena Araxi Arbor Ask For Luigi Au Comptoir Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie Bar Oso Bauhaus Beach Bay Café & Patio Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe Bel Café Bestie Bishop’s Bistro Pastis Bistro Wagon Rouge Bittered Sling Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Bottleneck Bufala Burdock & Co. Cabrito Cacao Cadeaux Bakery Café Medina Caffè Artigiano Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co. Campagnolo Campagnolo ROMA Cartems Donuterie Chambar Chefs’ Table Society of BC Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie  Chicha Chill Winston ChocolaTas Chocolate Arts Cibo Trattoria Cinara CinCin Ristorante + Bar Cioffi’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill Cocktails & Canapes Catering + Events Cook Culture Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen District Brasserie Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ Earnest Ice Cream East Van Roasters Cafe Edible Canada Elementa Espana Fable Fanny Bay Farmer’s Apprentice Fat Mao Fernwood Coffee Company Field & Social Forage Giovane Cafe + Eatery Gotham Steakhouse & Bar Grain Granville Island Grapes & Soda Greenhorn Espresso Bar Gyoza Bar Hart House Restaurant Harvest Community Foods Hawksworth Restaurant Heirloom Heritage Asian Eatery Homer Street Cafe & Bar Hy’s Steakhouse Irish Heather Jamjar JJ Bean Joy Road Catering Juice Truck Juke Fried Chicken Juniper Keefer Bar Kin Kao Kissa Tanto Knifewear Kozakura Kuma Tofino L’Abattoir La Buca La Mezcaleria La Pentola La Quercia La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop Les Amis du Fromage Lions Pub, The Liquidity Bistro Little District Lobby Lounge + RawBar Longtail Kitchen Made By Pacific Maenam Mamie Taylor’s MARKET by Jean-Georges Matchstick Coffee Roasters Meinhardt Fine Foods Miku Restaurant Milano Coffee Minami Miradoro Mission Mister Mogiana Coffee Mosquito Nero Belgian Waffle Bar Nicli Antica Pizzeria Nightingale Nomad Nook Nuba Oakwood Canadian Bistro OLO OPUS Bar Osteria Savio Volpe Oyama Sausage Co. Pallet Coffee Roasters Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse Pidgin Pied-à-Terre Pizzeria Farina Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, The Pourhouse Railtown Cafe Railtown Catering Rain Or Shine Ice Cream Red Wagon, The Revolver Coffee Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Royal Dinette Sai Woo Salt Tasting Room Savoury Chef Shaughnessy Restaurant Shebeen Whisk(e)y House Shelter Shika Provisions Siena Six Acres Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe Sorella Stable House, The Tableau Bar Bistro Tacofino Tavola Terra Breads Thierry Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie Timber Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Torafuku Tractor Foods Truffles Fine Foods Two Rivers Specialty Meats UBC Farm Uncommon Cafe, The Urban Digs Farm Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ Program Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana Vij’s Restaurant Virtuous Pie West Restaurant Wildebeest Wolf In The Fog YEW seafood

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