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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.

Initiatives in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Industrial Area

We're proposing zoning changes to the eastern edge of the Mount Pleasant Industrial Area to support job growth and the innovation economy.

Mount Pleasant RT Zone Review

We're reviewing the RT zoning and design guidelines for Mount Pleasant to encourage more housing opportunities in the area.

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.

Road closures and construction

Find information about road closures and traffic delays due to road construction projects and special events in Vancouver.

Broadway Subway project

Together with the Province, we're advancing the design and construction of the Broadway Subway, a tunneled extension of the subway.

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.

Growing food

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