16.07.13 by Jeff

“Cool City, Bro” T-Shirt Giveaway

Cool City, Bro T-Shirt Giveaway

Justin Longoz wants everyone to know Vancouver is shaped like a giant thumbs up (it actually is). He made these shirts to raise money for Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver’s non-profit street paper based in the Downtown Eastside. Megaphone is sold on the street by homeless and low-income Vancouverites, giving them a voice and an economic opportunity. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the magazine.

Justin has given me two t-shirts to give away! Leave a comment below and tell me which part of the city is the best! I’ll pick a winner on Friday! You should also buy a shirt to support the cause, and if you win one give it to a friend!

You can order a shirt here. Or purchase one at any of these stores (all are selling them for $20, none of them are taking a cut):

CHINATOWN
Board of Trade Co., 227 Union St. 778-318-9697

COMMERCIAL DRIVE
Mintage Vintage, 1714 Commercial Dr. 604-646-8243

GASTOWN
Community Thrift and Vintage, 41 West Cordova St. 604-682 1004
Nouvelle Nouvelle, 209 Abbott St. 604-682-2234

HASTINGS-SUNRISE
Tiny Finery, 2162 E. Hastings St. 604-569-2171

KITSILANO
Zulu Records, 1972 W. 4th Ave. 604-738-3232

MOUNT PLEASANT
The Goods Screening & Apparel, 335 E. Broadway 604-568-6169

STRATHCONA
Shop Wrong, 1192 E. Hastings St. 604-251-1100





  • http://www.indiemusicfilter.com Chris Budd

    cool shirt bro, Kitsilano

  • neil c

    Inside the helmet of Roberto Luongo.

  • Annie Briard

    stanley park! beaches and trees and paths oh my

  • Lindsey Schmitt

    da thumb! stanley park! …well, all of it!
    Thanks for sharing info on this great non-profit!

  • Karlyn Koeser

    Great design! I’d definitely say mount pleasant…who doesn’t want to own chickens?

  • AbdiYohan

    The Denny’s that’s open 24/7 in downtown. That place saved me when all the hostiles were full.

  • willi jeschar

    the park

  • Tripleman

    I lived in the West End for 10 years. Close to work, Stanley Park, English Bay, restaurants, etc…

    Now, I live in Germany. It’s amazing here, but I’ll always miss living downtown.

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      hows germany!

      • Tripleman

        Amazing. More art/history/architecture than I can handle.

  • kivakuvahei

    As a Finn, Vancouver has always been the number one place to visit if I ever visit Canada. It’s a shame I can’t order this shirt outside Canada. X-FILES!

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      i wish i could give you the tee just for the X-files comment

  • Whitney Harper

    just got back from Vancouver and it was the coolest!

  • Carelette la belette

    Mount Pleasant is the best place ! Best sushis, best tuna burger, best cafés and best view on the mountains ! I lived 3 years there and believe me no equivalence in Montreal or Paris… snif

  • Adrienne

    the DTES is the BEST! A mosh pit of culture and craziness, it’s a great neighbourhood with a real community feel. We’ve got the Pie Shoppe (omg have you tried their chocolate pecan?) and the Chinatown night market is reborn this year with new vendors and Bao Bei’s outdoor patio.

  • Jared

    Mount Pleasant. The area has just about every store you would need and its relatively close to downtown without feeling too congested. The people are interesting and everyone supports businesses and events in the area wholeheartedly.

  • andykg09

    Mt. Pleasant!

  • karrah

    this shirt!

  • Gordon Huang

    i don’t know!

  • billiondollarprincesss

    I think downtown Stanley Park area and vicinity.

  • Francis Wong

    I love the Great Chinese and other ethnic food! im visitng later this month from New Orleans and were lacking on the chinese food. also looking forward to checking out art etc. fill me in!

  • cobakk1812

    Granville Island by far, the best. The best!

  • Deanne7777

    All the places you can find a view of the mountains, ocean and sky at sunset.

  • Chris

    do we have to live in CA? :o

  • Selina

    Granville Island!

  • Silvia

    Fraser at Kingsway. Best part of the best city, hidden gems in every direction!

  • Sky

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas! Artist community, mountains, and has the best black chai tea. :)

  • 49.270719,-123.249492

    Sprouts Café at UBC

  • Andra

    Oh this is hard !!!! Vancouver has so many great spots. I’ll choose Strathcona Beach (..you know, that green patch of grass by the Snail.) It’s like a personal go-to refuge to feel everything and nothing.