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Vancouver Eastside

To learn about the neighbourhoods located in the Vancouver Eastside click on the neighbourhoods below.  I have provided details on history, boundaries, amenities, schools, shopping and statistics for each neighbourhood.  
Mount Pleasant
Riley Park (Little Mountain)
Sunset
Strathcona
Victoria-Fraserview
Killarney
Kensington-Ceddar Cottage
Renfrew-Collingwood
Granview-Woodland
Hastings-Sunrise

Mount Pleasant


Mount Pleasant began residential development during the 1920's.  The area was characterized with blocks of houses on small lots containing a mix of residential and industrial developments within the neighbourhood.  By the 1960's majority of the houses were redeveloped making way for low-rise offices and warehouses due to industrial expansions. Today, the homes that remain within the south and west parts of the neighbourhood have been restored including heritage sites such as the Heritage Hall, the former Evangelistic Tabernacle and City Hall.    

Over the years Mount Pleasant has become one of Vancouver's more aggressive changing communities attracting many young families, young professionals, and first time homebuyers to this neighbourhood due to affordability. The surge in development of new low-rise condominiums combining residential and commercial spaces along with the revitalization of the Cambie Corridor attracting new businesses has gained in popularity.       

The main shopping strip is located on the Cambie Corridor between West 7th and West 16th Avenue. The addition of the Canada Line rapid transit system along Cambie simplifies travelling for many residents living in the neighbourhood.  In addition, along Mount Pleasants section of West/East Broadway and along Main street between East 8th and East 16th Avenue offers a multicultural selection of restaurants, coffee shops and retail businesses.
 


Boundaries of Mount Pleasant:

  • Cambie Street to the west
  • Clark Drive to the east
  • False Creek / East 2nd Avenue / Great Northern Way to the north
  • West 16th Avenue to the south
Amenities:
  • Robson Park
  • China Creek North Park
  • Telus World of Science
  • Vancouver City Hall
Schools:
  • St. Francis Xavier School                                                - 428 Great Northern Way  604.254.2714
  • St. Patrick's Elementary                                                 - 2850 Quebec Street         604.879.4411
  • Florence Nightingale Elementary                                    - 2740 Guelph Street          604.713.5290
  • Mount Pleasant Elementary                                           - 2300 Guelph Street          604.713.4617
  • Simon Fraser Elementary                                                - 100 West 15th Avenue     604.713.4946
  • Reach for the Stars Montessori, Preschool/Elementary - 1455 Quebec Street         604.688.7827
  • St. Patrick's Secondary                                                   - 115 East 11th Avenue      604.874.6422
Census Population:
  • 26,400
Age Groups:
  • 12% - 19 and under
  • 48% - 20 to 39
  • 33% - 40 to 64
  • 8%   - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 69% -Apartments under 5 storey's
  • 16% -Apartments 5 storey's and above
  • 8%   -Detached duplexes
  • 3%   -Single-detached houses
  • 3%   -Semi-detached houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 65%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 70% -English
  • 7% -Chinese
  • 5%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 2%   -French
  • 2%   -Spanish
  • 2%   -Vietnamese
  Median Household Income: 
  • $48,394
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Mount Pleasant.
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Riley Park (Little Mountain)

Riley Park's developments began in the early 1900's when quarry workers mined the volcanic rock from Little Mountain for use of surfacing the areas first roads thus establishing the first community along Main street.  By the 1930's the area evolved into a tight knit community with small houses on small lots. The neighbourhood blossomed during the 1940's with the conversion of Little Mountain into Queen Elizabeth Park and the addition of Capilano Stadium now Nat Bailey Stadium in the 1950's.  Today, Riley Park consists primarily of single family residences attracted by its affordability and close proximity to amenities and the neighbourhood is ethnically diverse.       

There are 2 main shopping strips located within Riley Park. One located on the Cambie Corridor between West 7th and West 16th Avenue. The addition of the Canada Line rapid transit system along Cambie simplifies travelling for many residents living in Riley Park which borders the South Cambie neighbourhood.  The second shopping strip is located on Main Street between East 16th Avenue and East 33rd Avenue.  Both strips offer a wide array of restaurants, coffee shops, markets, antique & collectible shops, and retail businesses. 



Boundaries of Riley Park:

  • Cambie Street to the west
  • Fraser Street to the east
  • West 16th Avenue to the north
  • West 41st Avenue to the south
Amenities:
  • Prince Edward Park
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Riley Park
  • Riley Park Ice Rink
  • Nat Bailey Stadium
  • Aquatic Centre
  • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Queen Elizabeth Pitch & Putt Golf Course
  • Mountain View Cemetery
Schools:
  • General Wolfe Elementary       - 4251 Ontario Street     604.713.5245
  • Brock Elementary                    - 4860 Main Street          604.713.5245
  • David Livingstone Elementary - 315 East 23rd Avenue   604.713.4985
  • Mount Pleasant Elementary     - 419 East 23rd Avenue   604.713.8233
  • Sir Charles Tupper Secondary  -419 East 24th Avenue    604.713.8233
Census Population:
  • 21,795
Age Groups:
  • 20% - 19 and under
  • 31% - 20 to 39
  • 37% - 40 to 64
  • 13% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 33% -Detached duplex 
  • 32% -Single-detached houses
  • 30% -Apartment under 5 storey's
  • 2%   -Semi-detached houses
  • 2%   -Apartment 5 storey's and above
  • 2%   -Row houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 40%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 60% -English
  • 20% -Chinese
  • 5%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 2%   -Vietnamese
  • 2%   -French
  • 2%   -German
  Median Household Income: 
  • $68,465
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Riley Park.
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Sunset

Sunset is one of the earlier communities to be settled which began in the 1890's when families arrived to farm, fish and log in the Fraser River.  Sunset was one of the original neighbourhoods known as South Vancouver until 1929 when it joined with the City of Vancouver.  Much of the community began development in the 1940's and 1950's after agricultural land was converted to cater to the growing needs of veterans returning from WWII and new families. Today, Sunset has become a multicultural community home to Punjabi, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino descent.  The most common housing style found in this neighbourhood is the practical Vancouver Special. 
    
There are 2 main shopping strips one is the Punjabi Market located on Main Street between East 48th and East 51st Avenue and the second is located on Fraser Street between East 41st and East 51st Avenue.  Both locations offer a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, coffee shops, markets, specialty stores and retail businesses.
              


Boundaries of Sunset:

  • Ontario Street to the west
  • Knight Street to the east
  • East 41st Avenue to the north
  • Fraser River (North Arm) to the south
Amenities:
  • Memorial South Park
  • Moberly Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Sunset Community Centre
  • Ross Street Sikh Temple
Schools:
  • John Henderson Elementary        - 801 East 54th Avenue       604.713.4837
  • Khalsa Elementary                       - 5987 Prince Albert Street  604.321.1226
  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau Elementary -449 East 62nd avenue        604.713.4865
  • Walter Moberly Elementary         - 1000 East 59th Avenue      604.713.4784
  • John Oliver Secondary                - 530 East 41st Avenue         604.713.8938
Census Population:
  • 36,290
Age Groups:
  • 24% - 19 and under
  • 29% - 20 to 39
  • 34% - 40 to 64
  • 14% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 53% -Detached duplex
  • 23% -Single-detached houses
  • 21% -Apartment under 5 storey's
Rented Dwellings:
  • 42%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 28% -English
  • 25% -Punjabi
  • 19% -Chinese
  • 8%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 3%   -Hindi
  • 2%   -Vietnamese
  Median Household Income: 
  • $60,773
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Sunset.
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Strathcona

Strathcona is one of the oldest and most diverse areas boasting Vancouver's first neighbourhood which began expansion around the Hastings Mill from the Burrard Inlet in the early 1900's.  During the 1950's a massive public housing project and inner city freeway plans almost destroyed the entire neighbourhood before thwarted by locals to preserve the eclectic housing mix.  In 1968, the government approved a rehabilitation project that included homes, street and sidewalk repairs, and the creation of new parks. 

Today, Strathcona has not only one of the largest concentrations of ethnic Chinese population per neighbourhood but also 19th and early 20th century buildings in Vancouver. The area bounded by Pender and Prior Streets, Campbell and Jackson Avenues, and two blocks south of Prior Street, was identified as a character area in 1986 by City of Vancouver Heritage Inventory because of its unique mix of building styles.

The main shopping strip is Canada's largest Chinatown located predominantly on Main Street and Gore Street between Hastings Street and Georgia Street. You will find an authentic array of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, markets, herbal shops, antique shops and retail businesses.                 



Boundaries of Strathcona:

  • Main Street to the west
  • Clark Drive to the east
  • Hastings Street to the north
  • Great Northern Way to the south
Amenities:
  • MacLean Park
  • Strathcona Park
  • Chinatown
Schools:
  • Admiral Seymour Elementary  - 1130 Keefer Street        604.713.4641
  • Lord Strathcona Elementary   - 592 East Pender Street 604.713.4630
  • St. Francis Xavier Secondary  - 530 East 41st Avenue    604.254.2714
Census Population:
  • 12,165
Age Groups:
  • 12% - 19 and under
  • 25% - 20 to 39
  • 41% - 40 to 64
  • 23% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 43% -Apartment under 5 storey's
  • 36% -Apartment 5 or more storey's
  • 7%  -Single-detached houses
  • 6%  -Detached duplex
  • 5%  -Row Houses
  • 2%  -Semi-detached houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 84%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 52% -English
  • 33% -Chinese
  • 3%   -Vietnamese
  • 2%   -French
  • 2%   -Spanish
  • 1%   -German
Median Household Income: 
  • $20,866
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Strathcona.
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Victoria-Fraserview

Victoria-Fraserview is one of the original neighbourhoods known as South Vancouver in the 1890's before officially joining the City of Vancouver in 1929.  The neighbourhood was mostly undeveloped with a vast untouched forest till the 1940's when a shortage of housing created by the returning veterans of WWII changed the area.  Traditionally, the neighbourhood had an industrial presence along the Fraser River (North Arm).  Since the early 1990's aggressive redevelopment of land into residential developments has transformed the southern neighborhood into the city's newest waterfront lifestyle with panoramic views of the Fraser River and Cascade Mountains across the US Border.  Today, Victoria-Fraserview is a culturally diverse working class neighbourhood inhabited by mainly families. 

The main shopping strip is located on Victoria Drive between East 47th and 51st Avenue and East 41st and 43rd Avenue.  If you travel north along Victoria Drive the shopping strip continues into the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood.  You will find along this strip ethnic restaurants, cafes, markets, specialty shops and retail businesses.



Boundaries of Victoria-Fraserview:

  • Knight Street to the west
  • Vivian Drive to the east
  • East 41st Avenue to the north
  • Fraser River (North Arm) to the south
Amenities:
  • Fraserview Park
  • Gordon Park
  • Tecumseh Park
  • Bobolink Park
  • Nanaimo Park
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vancouver
  • Fraserview Golf Course
  • Holy Family Hospital
Schools:
  • Tecumseh Elementary                 - 1850 East 41st Avenue  604.713.5383
  • Waverley Elementary                   - 6111 Elliot Street          604.713.4752
  • David Oppenheimer Elementary  - 2421 Scarboro Avenue   604.713.4572
  • Sir James Douglas Elementary     -7550 Victoria Drive         604.713.4817
  • Sir James Douglas Annex             -7668 Borden Street         604.713.4885
  • David Thompson Secondary        - 1755 East 55th Avenue   604.713.8278
Census Population:
  • 30,710
Age Groups:
  • 20% - 19 and under
  • 26% - 20 to 39
  • 37% - 40 to 64
  • 17% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 38%  -Detached duplex
  • 36%  -Single-detached houses
  • 21%  -Apartment under 5 storey's
  • 4%    -Row Houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 34%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 48% -Chinese
  • 27% -English
  • 6%   -Punjabi
  • 5%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 3%   -Vietnamese
  • 2%   -Hindi
  Median Household Income: 
  • $61,857
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Victoria-Fraserview.
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Killarney

Killarney is one of the original neighbourhoods known as South Vancouver in the 1890's before officially joining the City of Vancouver in 1929.  The neighbourhood was mostly undeveloped forest but an important transportation route for interurban tracks did travel through the neighbourhood along Vanness Avenue and crossed Kingsway at Central Park.  Eventually residential development followed along with a street grid that moved south towards Marine Drive allowing settlers to further develop.  In the 1970's the southern part of the neighbourhood known as Champlain Heights began development and today remains a popular part of the neighbourhood.  In addittion along the Fraser River the Fraser Lands is the newest comprehensive development within Killarney.  Residents within Killarney like most Vancouver east side neighbourhoods are culturally diverse consisting of families and working professionals.

The main shopping strip is located in Killarney Centre on Elliott Street between East 48th and East 49th Avenue.  The Centre offers restaurants, coffee shops, markets, commercial and retail businesses.



Boundaries of Killarney:

  • Elliot Street / Vivian Drive to the west
  • Boundary Road to the east
  • East 41st Avenue / Kingsway Street to the north
  • Fraser River (North Arm) to the south
Amenities:
  • Everett Crowley Park
  • Riverfront Park
  • Champlain Heights Park
  • Captain Cook Park
  • Sparwood Park
  • Kinross Ravine Park
  • Killarney Park
  • Champlain Heights Recreation Centre
  • Killarney Community Centre
  • Champlain Heights Community School Program Office
Schools:
  • Ecole Anne-Hebert                       - 7051 Killarney Street    604.713.4858
  • Dr. George M. Weir Elementary    - 2900 East 44th Avenue 604.713.4771
  • Captain James Cook Elementary   - 3340 East 54th Ave       604.713.4828
  • Killarney Secondary                       - 6454 Killarney Street    604.718.8200
Census Population:
  • 28,455
Age Groups:
  • 22% - 19 and under
  • 26% - 20 to 39
  • 38% - 40 to 64
  • 15% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 31%  -Row Houses
  • 22%  -Single-detached houses
  • 20%  -Detached duplex
  • 19%  -Apartment under 5 storey's   
  • 7%    -Apartment 5 storey's and above
Rented Dwellings:
  • 39%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 39% -English
  • 35% -Chinese
  • 4%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 3%   -Punjabi
  • 2%   -Vietnamese / Spanish
Median Household Income: 
  • $59,711
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Killarney.
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Kensington-Ceddar Cottage

Kensington-Cedar Cottage is two historic neighbourhoods in one.  Cedar Cottage located north of Kingsway to Broadway between Clark Drive / Knight Street and Nanaimo Street.  Kensington is located south of Kingsway to East 41st Avenue between Fraser & Nanaimo Street.  The history of this neighbourhood began with the establishment of the Cedar Cottage Nursery in the late 1800's on Knight and Kingsway and others soon followed with farming around Trout Lake.  The interurban line that links Vancouver to New Westminister was a huge reason for early settlers arriving to the neighbourhood.  During the late 1970's the Federal Government invested in the neighbourhood through an improvement program that helped spearhead rapid growth creating the neighbourhood we know today.  Kensington-Cedar Cottage is a culturally diverse affordable neighbourhood comprising of families and single parent families.

There are 2 main shopping strips one is on Victoria Drive between East 41st Avenue and Kingsway Street and the second is on Kingsway Street between Nanaimo and Fraser Street. In addition, along East Broadway Street at the intersection of Commercial Drive, Nanaimo Street and Fraser Street you will find selections of restaurants, coffee shops, markets, specialty stores and retail stores.  There are also 2 rapid transit system stations one located on Broadway Street and Commercial Drive and the other located on Nanaimo Street and East 24th Avenue.  In addition, from spring till fall every Saturday the popular Farmers Market is available at Trout lake.



Boundaries of Kensington-Cedar Cottage:

  • Fraser Street to the west
  • Nanaimo Street to the east
  • East Broadway Street to the north
  • East 41st Avenue to the south
Amenities:
  • Clark Park
  • Sunnyside Park
  • Brewers Park
  • General Brock Park
  • Glen Park
  • Kingscrest Park
  • Grays Park
  • Jones Park
  • Kensington Park
  • John Hendry Park (Trout Lake)
  • Trout Lake Community Centre
Schools:
  • Queen Alexandra Elementary           -1300 East Broadway           604.713.4599
  • Laura Secord Elementary                  -2500 Lakewood Drive         604.713.4996
  • Charles Dickens Elementary              - 3351 Glen Drive                 604.713.4978
  • Lord Selkirk Elementary                    - 1750 East 22nd Avenue     604.713.4650
  • Sir Richard Mcbride Elementary        -1300 East 29th Avenue       604.713.4971
  • Sir Richard Mcbride Annex                -4750 St. Catherines Street 604.713.5374
  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary - 960 East 39th Ave             604.713.4799
  • Stratford Hall (Coed Private)              -3000 Comercial Drive         604.436.0608
Census Population:
  • 47,470
Age Groups:
  • 20% - 19 and under
  • 31% - 20 to 39
  • 36% - 40 to 64
  • 13% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 45%  -Detached duplex
  • 25%  -Apartment under 5 storey's 
  • 23%  -Single-detached houses
  • 2%    -Semi-detached houses
  • 2%    -Row houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 43%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 41% -English
  • 30% -Chinese
  • 7%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 5%   -Vietnamese
  • 3%   -Punjabi
  • 2%   -Spanish
Median Household Income: 
  • $56,879
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Kensington-Cedar Cottage.
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Renfrew-Collingwood

Prior to 1890, Renfrew-Collingwood had a significant wildlife population, but only a handful of residents.  In 1891, the interurban railway tram brought new people to the area connecting Downtown Vancouver and New Westminster. Many of the early houses and stores were built near the Collingwood East Tram Station, at Vanness Avenue and Joyce Street.  Renfrew-Collingwood was originally part of the municipality of South Vancouver before officially joining the City of Vancouver in 1929 thus turning the neighbourhood from mainly agricultural to a residential suburb.  

In 1954 after 63 years, the interurban railway closed. However, in 1986, construction of the rapid transit (Expo Line)  along the old interurban route spurred the development of low-rise and high-rise apartments near station stops, just as the interurban had done so many years before attracting people to the neighbourhood. Single family homes dominate but condo development, particularly around the sky train stations has made it a good place for renters. There are 5 rapid transit stations located within the neighbourhood. Renfrew-Collingwood is a very diverse and one of Vancouver's most densely populated neighbourhoods mainly due to the affordability and close proximity to transportation. 

The main shopping strip is on Kingsway Street between Nanaimo Street and Boundary Road.  Along this stretch you will find an array of restaurants, coffee shops, markets, specialty shops, commercial and retail businesses.  



Boundaries of Renfrew-Collingwood:

  • Nanaimo Street to the west
  • Boundary Road to the east
  • East Broadway Street to the north
  • East 41st Avenue to the south
Amenities:
  • Earles Park
  • Norquay Park
  • Collingwood Park
  • Slocan Park
  • Cariboo Park
  • Beaconsfield Park
  • Falaise Park
  • Gaston Park
  • Renfrew Park
  • Renfrew Community Centre
  • Renfrew Ravine Park 
  • Purdy's Chocolate Factory
  • Vancouver Film Studios
Schools:
  • Sir Guy Carleton Elementary             - 3250 Kingsway Street       604.713.4810
  • Renfrew Elementary                         -3315 East 22nd Avenue     604.713.4851
  • GT Cunningham Elementary              - 2330 east 37th Avenue    604.713.4675
  • Nootka Elementary                           -3375 Nootka Street           604.713.4767                 
  • Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary          -3323 Wellington Avenue   604.713.4844
  • John Norquay Elementary                  -4710 Slocan Street            604.713.4666
  • Lord Beaconsfield Elementary          - 3663 Penticton Street      604.713.4605
  • Graham Bruce Elementary                 -3633 Tanner Street           604.713.4778
  • Vancouver Christian School               -3496 Mons Drive                604.435.3113
  • Vancouver Technical Secondary        -2600 East Broadway Street 604.713.8215
  • Windemere Secondary                      -3155 East 27th Avenue       604.713.8180
  • The Art Institute of Vancouver         -2665 Renfrew Street         604.683.9200
  • Vancouver Formosa Academy            -5621 Killarney Street          604.436.2332
Census Population:
  • 50,500
Age Groups:
  • 20% - 19 and under
  • 23% - 20 to 39
  • 37% - 40 to 64
  • 20% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 37%  -Detached duplex
  • 22%  -Apartment under 5 storey's 
  • 24%  -Single-detached houses
  • 2%    -Row houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 39%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 50% -Chinese
  • 31% -English
  • 3%   -Korean
  • 2%   -Punjabi
  • 2%   -Tagalog (Filipino)
  • 2%   -Taiwanese
Median Household Income: 
  • $55,074
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Renfrew-Collingwood.
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Granview-Woodland

Early settlement in the late 1800's saw business activity centre on Park (Commercial) Drive while industry claimed the area's northern fringe influenced by the CPR line and the Port. In the early 1900's, Park Drive was renamed Commercial Drive, and 9th Avenue became Broadway Street. After 1912, building in the area slowed due to a city-wide recession, and a new political and economic focus centered on Westside neighbourhoods such as Kitsilano, Point Grey, and Shaughnessy.

The face of the community changed after WWI when Italian, Chinese, and East European immigrants arrived in the area. After WWII, a second wave of Italian immigrants made the area home. Old houses were renovated and this dramatically changed the look of Commercial Drive with new shops and restaurants. Grandview's Chinese residents increased between 1950s and 1960s as some of the earlier Italian and East European residents moved on to other neighbourhoods. In the late 1960s, Grandview's first East Indian residents also made the community home.  Today, Granview-Woodland remains a culturally diverse with families of all ages and a blend of long-time and recent immigrants.  The area is dominated by apartments catering to the high rental population within this neighbourhood.

The main shopping strip is located on Commercial Drive between East Broadway and Venables Street.  Here you will a variety of ethnic restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, markets, specialty stores, antique stores, and retail businesses unique to the area locals call "The Drive". Also, along East Hastings street between Clark Drive and Nanaimo Street you will find an assortment of restaurants, commercial and retail businesses spread more widely apart.



Boundaries of Grandview-Woodland:

  • Clark Drive to the west
  • Nanaimo Street to the east
  • Burrard Inlet to the north
  • East Broadway Street to the south
Amenities:
  • Pandora Park
  • Templeton Park
  • Woodland Park
  • Grandview Park
  • Shelley Park
  • Alice Townley Park
  • Mosaic Creek Park
  • Salsbury Park
  • Victoria Park
  • McSpadden Park
  • Garden Park
  • McGill Park
  • Templeton Pool
  • WISE Social & Athlectic Club
  • Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Schools:
  • Sir William MacDonald Elementary    - 1950 East Hastings      604.713.4696
  • Lord Nelson Elementary                    -2235 Kitchener Street 604.713.5889
  • Grandview Elementary                      -2055 Woodland Drive  604.713.4663
  • St. Francis of Assisi                          - 870 Victoria Drive       604.767.5434
  • Queen Victoria Annex                      -1850 East 3rd Avenue  604.713.4694
  • Templeton Secondary                       -4727 Templeton Drive 604.713.8984 
  • Britannia Secondary                          -1001 Cotton Drive       604.713.8266               
Census Population:
  • 27,305
Age Groups:
  • 16% - 19 and under
  • 38% - 20 to 39
  • 35% - 40 to 64
  • 11% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 65%  -Apartment under 5 storey's
  • 15%  -Detached duplex
  • 10%  -Single-detached houses
  • 5%    -Apartments 5 or more storey's
  • 3%    -Semi-detached houses
  • 2%    -Row houses
Rented Dwellings:
  • 65%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 69% -English
  • 12% -Chinese
  • 2%   -Spanish
  • 2%   -Italian
  • 2%   -Vietnamese
  • 2%   -French
Median Household Income: 
  • $43,038
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Grandview-Woodland.
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Hastings-Sunrise

Hastings-Sunrise is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city that sits on the northern half of a block of land which the provincial government originally set aside in the mid 1800's to develop into a great port city on one of the finest harbours on the West Coast. Unfortunately, it was Gastown farther west that eventually gained the distinction. However, a small resort, New Brighton, developed on the shoreline serving as a popular weekend retreat for residents of the province.  The settlement's name was changed to Hastings Townsite in 1869 to commemorate a visit to the area by Admiral George Fowler Hastings.  The demise of the resort in 1905 due to a fire led to the eventual creation of the Exhibition Park in 1946 for local entertainment.  Today's Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is the modern day descendent of the Vancouver Exhibition.

Significant development in Hastings-Sunrise didn't begin until 1911 when the Hastings Townsite officially joined the City of Vancouver. Hastings laid claim to many of the city's firsts, including the first road, wharf, post office, hotel, telephone, museum, subdivision and ferry between Burrard Inlet and Victoria. Most of the northern half of Hastings-Sunrise, the Hastings portion, was developed for residential use in the 1920s, while the southern portion, Sunrise (the area south of 1st Avenue), was not developed until the 1940s.

In the past, house prices in Hastings-Sunrise have been cheaper than other areas around Vancouver. Now that the chase for affordable homes is getting tougher and new housing developments are replacing ageing houses, pockets of this neighbourhood are becoming fashionable and also more expensive.  As well as the residential areas there are over 400 industrial and commercial businesses within the district.  The neighbourhood is culturally diverse made up of families, single parent families, and a blend of long-time and recent immigrants.

The main shopping strip is located on Hastings Street between Nanaimo and Renfrew Street, and between Skeena Street and Boundary Road.  Here you will find restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, commercial and retail businesses.



Boundaries of Grandview-Woodland:

  • Nanaimo Street to the west
  • Boundary Road to the east
  • Burrard Inlet to the north
  • East Broadway Street to the south
Amenities:
  • Clinton Park
  • Kaslo Park
  • Burrard View Park
  • Dusty Greenwell Park
  • New Brighton Park
  • Callister Park
  • Bates Park
  • Adanac Park
  • Charles Park
  • Rupert Park
  • Thunderbird Park
  • Thunderbird Community Centre
  • Hastings Community Park
  • Hastings community Centre
  • Sunrise Park
  • Sunrise Community Centre
  • Rupert Park Pitch & Putt
  • Pacific Coliseum
  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Playland Amusement Park
  • Empire Stadium
  • Hastings Racecourse
Schools:
  • Chief Maquinna Elementary               - 2684 East 2nd Avenue     604.713.4708
  • Chief Maquinna Annex Elementary    - 2882 East 4th Avenue      604.713.4729
  • Garibaldi Annex Elementary               -1025 Slocan Street           604.713.4740
  • Hastings Elementary                          -2625 Franklin Street         604.713.5507
  • St. Mathew Begbie Elementary          -1430 Lillooet Street          604.713.4686
  • Dr. AR Lord Elementary                      -555 Lillooet Street            604.713.4620
  • Sir John Franklin Elementary              -250 South Skeena Street  604.713.4709
  • West Coast Christian School              -15 North Renfrew Street   604.255.2990  
  • Notre Dame Secondary                       -2880 Venables Street       604.255.5454
Census Population:
  • 33,90
Age Groups:
  • 20% - 19 and under
  • 28% - 20 to 39
  • 36% - 40 to 64
  • 16% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 42%  -Detached duplex
  • 37%  -Single-detached houses
  • 16%  -Apartment under 5 storey's
  • 4%    -Row houses
  • 1%    -Apartments 5 or more storey's
Rented Dwellings:
  • 37%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 42% -English
  • 35% -Chinese
  • 5%   -Italian
  • 4%   -Vietnamese
  • 3%   -Tagalog(Filipino)
  • 2%   -Spanish
Median Household Income: 
  • $59,952
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Hastings.
To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit Sunrise.


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All community statistics stated above is based on the Census Data published by Statistics Canada (2011)
All Average home prices stated above based on data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver