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Grandview-Woodland is an ethnically diverse area full of eclectic charm and character. One of Grandview-Woodland's most popular attractions is Commercial Drive, known as The Drive by locals, which is a mix of old-world charm meets modern hipness, and one of the city's organic-food hubs. Grandview-Woodland is in the northeastern section of the city, east of the historic neighbourhoods, Chinatown and Strathcona, and west of the Pacific National Exhibition fairgrounds, at Hastings Park. The Grandview-Woodland area extends south to Trout Lake, a beautiful urban lake and park.

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Grandview might have remained a wilderness of stumps (it was logged off in the 1880s) if not for the Vancouver-New Westminster interurban railway which opened in September 1891; the same year the area's first house was built. It had hourly runs from Carrall and Hastings Streets along Park Drive (Commercial Drive). Construction of 2nd and 3rd Avenues, between Clark and Woodland, by chain gangs from the Powell Street jail in the late 1890's opened the area for development. Arrival of the city water system along Commercial Drive in 1904 allowed for more expansion.

Events in Grandview-Woodland

Aboriginal Mother Centre Open House

Tue, Oct 11, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Small Stage: 34 

Thu, Oct 13, 8:00pm

Small Stage salon series volume 4 

Thu, Nov 24, 8:00pm–10:00pm

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News in Grandview-Woodland

Cars parked on street

Archived - Broadway Station parking permits expire January 31

Dec 16, 2013 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall, starting January 1.

RestART Mural - Aboriginal Art

Archived - RestART workshop and mural deterring illegal graffiti

Oct 12, 2012 – The City’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program teamed up with the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre and Vancouver Police Department for a RestART workshop and mural along the Grandview Viaduct.

Initiatives in Grandview-Woodland

Grandview plan

Grandview-Woodland community plan

The Grandview-Woodland Community Plan sets out a thoughtfully-managed framework for future change and anticipated population growth of about 10,000 people over the next three decades.

Grandview-Woodland community profile

Grandview-Woodland community profile

Learn about the key issues and aspects of Grandview-Woodland that contribute to its unique character.

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