Pandora Street, Topaz Park, Stadacona Park, etc can all be traced directly to 1985, and can be squarely laid at the feet of the B.C. Supreme Court, the B.C. Provincial Government, and the City of Victoria.
The Province can be squarely blamed for the closing of Tranquille, Glendale, Riverview, and Woodlands, along with the entire support infrastructure designed to assist mentally ill British Columbians.
The City can be blamed for it's endless toying with local by-laws designed to prevent situations like Pandora Street from happening in the first place.
And the courts can be blamed for their endless "experimenting" with what the Charter might (or could) mean if they misconstrue original intent of its authors, or simply twist a word or phrase here or there.
Add the millions at stake funding the special interest groups and poverty pimps, and suddenly Pandora, Topaz, Stadacona, etc all make complete and total sense.