It’s not always people that bring a community together. Sometimes it’s a hangout we all love.
That’s definitely the case with TOPS restaurant in Vancouver, which recently closed down after 44 years in business. For hundreds of locals, the restaurant was a community hub where they came to connect, make friends and enjoy a meal together. The restaurant only closed for two days in it’s entire history – once on Christmas, and once on Canada Day. The community wanted them to stay open, and they did.
For our friend Gordon, TOPS was also a place that kept him safe in his community. By getting to know his neighbours, Gord became part of a network that watched out for each other. If he hadn’t been in for a while, they noticed at TOPS.
A network of caring relationships is a crucial part of living a good life. Our network members give our lives meaning, fun, and fulfillment. They create a place for sharing passions and opportunities to learn. Our networks also keep us safe and secure.
TOPS has been a landmark for Gord – a constant icon of life in Vancouver. Seeing it close reminds us to be grateful for the other hubs in our community that bring us together.
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