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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.

History

Heritage

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.

Infill housing behind a character home in Mount Pleasant

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.

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.

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.

Road closures and construction

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

Broadway Subway

Our top transportation priority is extending the Millennium Line along Broadway to connect jobs and innovation hubs.

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.