Heritage and Urbanism Walk – May 5 (Jane’s Walk)

Heritage Walk Mount Pleasant

Come join Lewis N. Villegas, Robert McNutt and RAMP for a free walk on urbanism and heritage in Mount Pleasant on Sunday May 5th, from 1pm to 3pm.

We will begin the heritage tour at Quebec Manor located at 7th and Quebec Street at 1pm. This tour of the neighbourhood is list as one of the Jane’s Walk events on the weekend of May 4-5 (see link here).

Description

Join us for a trip down memory lane with a Heritage Walk in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver’s original suburb. Find out about the urban design principles that shaped the evolution of this historic neighbourhood.

In addition to visiting landmark buildings such as the 101 year-old Quebec Manor, the Lee Building, the tour will touch Belvedere Court, Ashnola Apartments, Crosbie Block, Wenonah Apartments and the Royal Bank’s building. Other points of interest are apartment blocks on Quebec Street, a few rowhouses, Brewery Creek and Watson Street.

The tour will conclude at a local coffee shop – please feel free to join us after the walk!

Walk Leader

Urban Design Specialist Lewis N. Villegas is a resident of Mount Pleasant. He has studied the history and evolution of the neighbourhood over the years, and has explored how urban design principles apply to Mount Pleasant. Lewis Villegas is a regular guest speaker and lecturer appearing at a number of events around the region such as the City Shaping Growth and Land Use Workshop held in North Vancouver earlier this year. His work is focused on creating livable density and Villegas has blogged on the website SUNN Vancouver: Historic Quartiers and on his own site lewisnvillegas.wordpress.com.

Robert McNutt has lived and worked in Mount Pleasant for 19 years. He is an avid antique collector and has done significant original research on Vancouver’s Heritage.

This walk is done in coordination with Residents Association Mount Pleasant (RAMP). RAMP can be contacted at info[at]rampvancouver.com.

MtPl tour stops

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