Cory Monteith Hung Out In Known Drug-Filled Area Of Vancouver In Days Before Death

Tue, July 16, 2013 3:15pm EST by 34 Comments
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Tansey

Posted at 11:33 AM on July 17, 2013  

I’m from Vancouver and I absolutely, 100% agree with this article. Yes, drugs can be obtained in any city, HOWEVER Vancouver is where Cory has a history of drug using. Coming to Vancouver, to his old haunts, with his old friends, he could very easily start up old habits. He was hanging out in Chinatown and the DT Eastside. Those areas are FULL of drugs. It’s no place for a recovering addict.

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Any

Posted at 10:59 AM on July 19, 2013  

yeah !im from argentina and i lived in van one year, exaclty one block from Hasting Stret and Columbia, and i was so surprised to see so many people with drugs all day long and as a consecuence people throwing up in the street ! that was weird for me! because i was in a nice neiboorhood, but the people who lived there were mostly junkys!

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Jen

Posted at 11:55 AM on July 19, 2013  

Any, Did you call the police?

 
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Kaari

Posted at 10:50 AM on July 17, 2013  

This is a sad situation but Canada was bad for him? What a load of ****. As if there aren’t as many drug floating around in L.A. His addiction wasn’t over. When he felt he needed it, he would have gotte. It where ever he was or put himself into a situation where he could. He was an addict. Period.

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jangles@hotmail.com

Posted at 9:33 AM on July 17, 2013  

A drug addicted 12 year old at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Joanne?? Absolutely not. A drug addicted 12 year old anywhere in the city would get immediately reported and provided with emergency services. Vancouver has a drug problem but the area that hotel is in is incredibly affluent. Your story is just incredibly ignorant and implausible.

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YouAreIgnorant

Posted at 4:36 PM on July 17, 2013  

You’re ignorant. He wasn’t holed up in the hotel 24/7. He was in china town and the DT east side during his stay, which should be no place for someone trying to kick their habit.

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BTR LOVEr

Posted at 12:49 AM on July 17, 2013  

Cory Monteith: Canada Was Bad For Him?!?!
ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!
You can say that about anyone in any place.
That’s just wrong

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YouAreIgnorant

Posted at 4:40 PM on July 17, 2013  

Why don’t you just google downtown eastside Vancouver drug problem (E. Hastings Street). It is the only place in North America that is a controlled junkie place. Look at images too while your at it. Sure you can find drugs anywhere, but not like you can in this part of Vancouver. Know your facts you ignorant floozy.

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Luigi

Posted at 12:03 PM on July 19, 2013  

URIGNORANT If you know so much about this” junkie place” did you call the police ever? What are you doing, besides name calling are you doing to help the situation there?

 
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Tansey

Posted at 11:22 AM on July 20, 2013  

Call the police and tell them what? That there is open drug use in Vancouver’s DTES? They KNOW that. You might as well also tell them that the Pope is Catholic.

 
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Michelle

Posted at 11:05 PM on July 16, 2013  

You’re right luigi, and I have. Sadly our Vancouver non emergency line is of little help for things like this. But you’re right. There needs to be action but my point was this article is just out of touch and reaching for a story where there isn’t one. Commenter “A” is spot on

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Joanne

Posted at 11:03 PM on July 16, 2013  

The last time I entered that hotel, it was about 10 at night and I had to step over a drug addicted 12 year old boy who was huddled, shaking, and begging for money. Downtown Van has the worst drug problem than anywhere else in North America. This is just a fact.

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NEEDTOCLEANUPAREA

Posted at 11:31 AM on July 17, 2013  

Joanne , Did you call the police?

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A

Posted at 8:34 PM on July 16, 2013  

This article is ridiculous. First of all, you can pretty much get drugs anywhere so you could say the same thing no matter where he was. It never said that he was actually in that area but he was close to it, that doesn’t mean he went there and hung out in the “bad area”. There are really nice places close to where he was too. Although he did die of a mix of heroin and alcohol, don’t blame where he was or that he purposely stayed there to be close to drugs.

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YouAreIgnorant

Posted at 4:43 PM on July 17, 2013  

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that Vancouver obviously wasn’t a place for someone trying to recover from addiction. His past drug use is in that city, friends, old dealers.

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michelle

Posted at 8:15 PM on July 16, 2013  

Oh get a grip, there are drugs, crime, traffic, and condos everywhere. You can get drugs everywhere in this city – even in the nice parts of downtown. I’ve seen drug deals happen at my neighbourhood park mid-day in the heart of Yaletown, a supposedly affluent neighbourhood. One picture surfaces of him eating at a great local establishment in East Van and he is now pegged as some street walker that was opening using on the streets. This news article is ridiculous. He could’ve been anywhere. This could’ve happened anywhere.

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Luigi

Posted at 9:55 PM on July 16, 2013  

michelle If you see drug deals happen why don’t you call the police? Just might be the time now to take the streets and parks away from the drug pushers and users, and make the public proud of their city.

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LKS

Posted at 8:10 PM on July 16, 2013  

Vancouver is a beautiful city indeed, except the ugly area particular to downtown around main and hastings. I’m originally from there, but when I visit I try to avoid that area to get to downtown, don’t want to be reminded of screwed up corner that BC still has. Shame on BC, they need to clean it up. As for people with drug addictions, stay away from Vancouver far as possible. I know people who have moved away from Vancouver who are clean from drug use, but every time they go there its like a trigger, easy access to drugs which makes it difficult to stay away when there. Instead they just stay away from Vancouver which means being away from Family Friends and Relatives. Thats the best option because it helps them stay off drugs and stay alive! Vancouver cleanup your act! cleanup that area. Oh also I try avoid that area when I bring visitors to Vancouver so ashamed of it. Disgrace. Other than that Vancouver and BC is Nice. just my two cents.

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Fred

Posted at 10:28 PM on July 18, 2013  

Perhaps you should learn how to write grammatically: for example, Nice is a city in the south of France, and nice is an adjective. Also random capitals make you look like an idiot. Just saying.

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Robyn Racine Roberts!

Posted at 6:35 PM on July 16, 2013  

Cory was 31 died of drugs & yet all the Liberals do is go after tobacco, ESPECIALLY Cigarettes! I agree with you Carly!

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Carly Peitel

Posted at 6:32 PM on July 16, 2013  

The sad thing is that these liberal fascists want to out law cigarette smoking but are pushing legalization of pot like Colorado & Washington which leads to harder drug use!

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disco

Posted at 5:53 PM on July 16, 2013  

Yes East Van has a drug problem. There are people living along Hastings that have serious issues. Those same people HATE the development. These people saying East Van is nice are lying: drugs, crime, traffic and condos.
Someone that was friends with Corey feels real bad right now. Because they hooked him up!!!

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LissaCaldina

Posted at 5:50 PM on July 16, 2013  

michelle

Posted at 5:39 PM on July 16, 2013  

East Vancouver is actually a very trendy and hip area where a lot of people in the city love to hang out with local restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. Don’t reach for news articles if you aren’t from the city. Something like this could happen anywhere. You can get drugs anywhere. Don’t blame it on the area that he was last seen having dinner. That is just ridiculous.

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SHUTUP

Posted at 4:45 PM on July 17, 2013  

East Vancouver is trendy? I’ve lived in Vancity my whole life and that is not a trendy hip spot. Maybe for a drug addict.

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Vancitygal

Posted at 11:06 PM on July 18, 2013  

Michelle is absolutely correct, this area has its challenges but it is also the most vibrant, interesting and fun place in Vancouver, especially for the young artsy crowd. Great restaurants, and for Vancouver, friendly people, art schools, universities.The kind of activity that goes down at Hastings and Main would not be of interest to someone like Cory.

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Rihanna's alter ego

Posted at 5:05 PM on July 16, 2013  

I give in to my addictions. You should too.

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red

Posted at 4:59 PM on July 16, 2013  

Ive just been to Vancouver and as beautiful a city itreally is the people are clearly off their heads on something at all times of the day , I saw drug dealing and using whilst I was there and its quite shocking in such a pretty city rip cory

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Heaven & Earth

Posted at 4:56 PM on July 16, 2013  

Stop making stories about him. let him rest in peace… shame on you HL… have some manners hoor!!!

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Kenny

Posted at 12:34 PM on July 19, 2013  

Heaven&Earth, Did You call the police?

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Kenny

Posted at 12:37 PM on July 19, 2013  

Heaven I agree with y ou.I Meant this reply to Red – Red did you call the police?

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karina

Posted at 4:01 PM on July 16, 2013  

I want to believe that drugs are not the reason of his death but I think because of his record that’s probably the reason. I think being alone in canada did much damage, especially for a person fighting addictions to drugs, if it is true what the media says… close to Lea he was safe. I want to trust in Cory and in the fight but let’s see what the results say. Would be very sad to know that he destroyed his life and the hope of all us that believed in him and his rehab. Anyway I do not judge it must be hard to get out of an addition.

Anyway, I think medias should stop posting everything they hear from their ´sources´ and wait for oficial result. Respect his family and memory!

Sorry for my english I speak spanish but I wanted to express myself here.

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Erica

Posted at 3:38 PM on July 16, 2013  

ALL of Vancouver is a “drug friendly area”. Hell…all of BC is.

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highmaitai420

Posted at 10:51 AM on July 17, 2013  

I HEART VAN CITY. COME TO WINNIPEG LOLOLOLOLOL

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