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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

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.

This area  has a community plan that has been recently completed:

And a nearby community plan underway:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

The proximity to the business district of Vancouver and the availability of a quality water supply (Brewery Creek) made the area an ideal place for early industry and settlement. Early expectations were that Mount Pleasant would develop as Vancouver's fashionable "uptown." The area high above False Creek was named "Mount Pleasant" in 1888, after the Irish birthplace of the wife of H.V. Edmonds. Edmonds, clerk of the municipal council in New Westminster, was the original owner of much of Mount Pleasant.

Events in Mount Pleasant

Exhibition: #callresponse 

Fri, Oct 28, 7:00pm–10:00pm

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News in Mount Pleasant

VanWifi is here

Archived - Free public #VanWiFi is here

Oct 22, 2015 – You can now enjoy free public Wi-Fi access on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop at six civic locations, with service expanding in the coming months to an additional 37 sites throughout the city.

Local youth talent

Archived - Celebrate Youth Week at Creekside and Roundhouse community centres

Apr 30, 2014 – Take part in the exciting Youth Week activities on May 3, including dragon boating, 3-on-3 basketball, a Race Around the World competition, skateboarding demos, and live performances.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Cambie Village parking permits expire February 28

Jan 28, 2014 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall, starting February 1.

Initiatives in Mount Pleasant

Quebec Street in Mount Pleasant's industrial area

Mount Pleasant Industrial Area

We are proposing zoning changes to the eastern edge of the Mount Pleasant Industrial Area to allow for larger buildings, increase job space, and support the innovation economy.

Great Northern Way campus lands structure aerial photo

Great Northern Way

The Great Northern Way structure planning project aims to transform the area into a thriving cultural and artistic district.

Olympic Village building

Olympic Village

The Olympic Village project turned residences built for 2010 Winter Olympic Games athletes into residential housing units.

Olympic Village and False Creek

Southeast False Creek

The City is turning Southeast False Creek into a model sustainable development where up to 13,000 people will live, work, play, and learn.

Streets and Transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Broadway SkyTrain extension

Learn more about the rapid transit options being considered for the Broadway Corridor to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.