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MOUNT PLEASANT VW VANCOUVER WEST, BC

By 1904, Mount Pleasant was home to a tannery, two slaughter houses, four breweries, and a train station. Industrial expansion brought residential development. By 1912, Mount Pleasant had a thriving residential population and community facilities such as an elementary school (the Kingsgate Mail site), a firehall, a first run theatre, and Vancouver's first skyscraper (the Lee Building). Mount Pleasant was also a terminus for the streetcar network.

By 1930, the character of the community was already established with block after block of houses on small lots, and a mix of residential and industrial uses. The 1930s brought changes to Mount Pleasant. Industrial expansion north of Broadway between Main and Cambie Streets resulted in the demolition of many homes. These changes transformed Mount Pleasant and it began to lose its residential prestige.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the remaining houses in the industrial area disappeared and more industries, low-rise offices and warehouses moved in. In 1935, the city expropriated park land at 12th Avenue and Cambie Street to build a new city hall. Mayor McGeer felt that the new location would link the area to the rest of the city. (Davis 1979) Today many older homes in south and west parts of Mount Pleasant have been restored.

source: vancouver.ca

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MOUNT PLEASANT VW:

Mount Pleasant is a vibrant and eclectic area known for its unusual stores, heritage buildings, artistic residents, and arts-focused festivals. The area is popular with first-time homebuyers, urban professionals, and families. Mount Pleasant runs from False Creek southeast and up the slope toward the busy Mount Pleasant shopping district, where Broadway, Kingsway, and Main Street meet. (source: vancouver.ca)

Mount Pleasant is known as one of the more up and coming neighbourhoods, especially in the communities surrounding Vancouver's downtown peninsula. Many first-time homeowners and young professionals, as well as a growing number of families, call Mount Pleasant home. As of 2011, Mt. Pleasant has 26,400 people, an 11.8% increase from 2006. 11.8% of the population is under the age of 19; 47.4% is between 20 and 39; 33.1% is between 40 and 64; and 7.7% is 65 or older. 70.0% of Mt. Pleasant residents speak English as a first language, 7.0% speak a Chinese language, and 4.6% speak Tagalog. The median household income is $48,394, and 21.2% of its population lives in low-income households. Its unemployment rate is 7.3%. (source: wikipedia)

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Mount Pleasant is a vibrant and eclectic area known for its unusual stores, heritage buildings, artistic residents, and arts-focused festivals.

SCHOOL:

  • Vancouver Community College - Broadway Campus
  • Northwest Culinary Academy Of Vancouver
  • Saint Patrick Regional Secondary School
  • St John’s International School
  • SchoolCreative - Institute of the Arts
  • Bruhanski Acting

HOUSING:

Mount Pleasant is known as one of the more up and coming neighbourhoods, especially in the communities surrounding Vancouver's downtown peninsula. Many first-time homeowners and young professionals, as well as a growing number of families, call Mount Pleasant home. (source: wikipedia)

Mount Pleasant still has many significant homes dating from the 1890s through to the 1920s. Mount Pleasant's notable residential buildings range from a collection of modest houses from the community's first phase of development, to more substantial and elaborate Queen Anne/Edwardian typeRead More...

RECREATION:

It is home to specialist outdoor stores selling kayaks, bikes and ski gear. Edgy galleries dot the Flats, an emerging art district in an industrial zone, while Science World shows interactive exhibits and IMAX films in a geodesic

LOCATION:

Mount Pleasant runs from False Creek southeast and up the slope toward the busy Mount Pleasant shopping district, where Broadway, Kingsway, and Main Street

SHOPING AND RESTAURANTS:

Mount Pleasant is a largely residential area with gastropubs and indie fashion shops on Main Street and chain restaurants in Cambie

TRANSPORTATION:

The neighborhood is served by the Canada Line, an extension of SkyTrain from Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International

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