Artist Ken Lum's Monument to East Van, commonly referred to as the “East Van cross,” is not technically a neon sign—it’s made of white LED lights. However, it does act as a highly visible landmark, just as many neon signs have done before.
After the East Van cross was installed in 2010, there were some disputes over who owned the copyright to the well-known design. Ken Lum told the Vancouver Sun that the cross "belongs to the people of Vancouver." Fittingly, the City has the copyright to Lum's version of the classic East Van symbol.