Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015. 1-3pm
Start location: Quebec Manor (101 East 7th Avenue)
Summary: Join us for a trip down memory lane & learn about the urban design principles that shaped historical Mount Pleasant,Vancouver’s original suburb
Description: Join us for an Architectural Heritage and Human Scale Urbanism 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 103 year-old Quebec Manor, the Lee Building and the Wenonah Apartments, other points of interest include apartment blocks on Quebec Street, rowhouses on 10th Avenue and heritage homes on Ontario Street. Learn more about streetscape details and urban landscape elements. The tour will conclude at a local coffee shop – please feel free to join us after the walk!
Accessibility: Family friendly, dogs welcome, bicycles welcome, busy sidewalks
Taking Public Transit:
Take the 99B-Line bus or 9 Trolley bus to Main & Broadway, and walk one block west to Quebec and two blocks north to East 7th Avenue. Alternately, take the Skytrain to Main Street Station and take the #3 Main Street Trolley bus to 8th, and walk one block west to Quebec and one block north to 7th. The #19 and #8 Trolleys stop at 8th and Kingsway.
City Parking: Lot at 7th and Main (West side), street parking.
We’ll be congregating in front of Quebec Manor at 101 East 7th at the start of the walk. The walk leader is Lewis Villegas. We are also delighted to announce that Ned Jacobs (Jane Jacobs’ son) will be attendance.