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Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy is largely residential, with a higher-than-average proportion of heritage houses from the first half of last century. Several major arteries serve this otherwise serene area.

Local residents enjoy shopping areas in Arbutus to the west and Cambie Village to the northeast.

The eastern side of this area has two hospitals and the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden. Shaughnessy is the city's geographic heart, between Queen Elizabeth Park and Arbutus.

One community near Shaughnessy has a community plan uthat has been recently completed:

Neighourhood history and heritage

In 1885, the provincial government gave the CPR 6,000 acres of prime land in the heart of Vancouver. Of that, the company selected Shaughnessy Heights as the best location for its premier residential subdivision.

Events in Shaughnessy

Uncommon Annuals Plant Sale 

Sun, May 29, 10:00am–4:00pm

Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Spring Expo

Thu, Jun 2, 4:00pm–8:00pm

Thomas & Friends Party 3-6yrs 

Sat, Jun 4, 9:15am–10:30am

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News in Shaughnessy

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 Shaughnessy

People looking at house

Heritage Action Plan

The Heritage Action Plan is a review of the policies and tools used to conserve and celebrate heritage resources. It was approved by Council in December 2013 to improve how the City supports heritage conservation in Vancouver.

Community organizations and events

Transportation options and projects in your neighbourhood

Granville street 1919 to 2012

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

Find out how your area is zoned

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

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Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy Community Vision Plan  1.85 M

Growing more local food for healthier communities

Locally grown food is fresher, tastier, and healthier. It is also easier on the planet.

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Supporting healthy and vibrant communities

Arts and culture activities are part of a thriving community

The City of Vancouver offers grants to communities for events and projects related to the environment, arts and culture, social development, and sports.

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