Hmmm, around Yaletown isn't totally out of the question for your stuff to end up at the market. What I do know, is that if a bike is stolen in Van chances are that half an hour later it's in the DTES being hocked. I heard from second hand sources that there was some street person with a full carbon tri/road bike that was easily worth $10K, VPD may have confiscated it and were trying to find the real owner like 2 years ago.
The "junk market" is probably a long shot but worth checking out to see if your stuff is there. BTW, I highly recommend installing prey project on your next laptop in the off chance that it gets stolen and the thief doesn't reformat it.
BTW, threats of real grievous violence also work on street people but use it sparingly.