City pays $3.2m for hotel linked to Hells Angels

Mayor Sam Sullivan said the city bought the Drake as part of its long-term strategy to reduce homelessness.

Assessment, land title and company records show the hotel was owned by a numbered company, 634321 BC Ltd., whose president, secretary and sole director is John Bryce, president of the Angels’ East End chapter in Vancouver as recently as April. It also shows the property with an assessed value of $1.14 million this year, just over a third of what the city paid.