Neighbourhood in Vancouver, BC
The trendy Yaletown neighbourhood in the south east corner of Downtown Vancouver. This mixed-use community has become a fashionable area in which to live. Higher density living is possible through tall condominium complexes...
Yaletown got its name when many of the residents of the town of Yale, some 240 kilometers east of Vancouver relocated. Yale had been the center of the Fraser Valley gold rush and also home to the Canadian Pacific Railroad’s shops. When the railway was extended to Vancouver, the CPR moved its shops and yards to the north shore of False Creek and the Yale based workers followed. Springing up around the rail yards and buildings were numerous factories and warehouses, some of which survive today.
The trendy Yaletown neighbourhood in the south east corner of Downtown Vancouver is bordered by False Creek, Robson Street, and Homer Street. Once a heavy industrial area dominated by warehouses and rail yards, extensive development since Expo 86 has transformed the area into one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the city. The marinas, parks, high rise apartment blocks, and converted heritage buildings constitute one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in North America.
The city's new zoning plans helped the process of rejuvenation by establishing objectives of improving livability and called for office space within Yaletown, as well as preserving its heritage structures. There are sizeable areas that were set aside for parks, waterfront access, community centres, and schools. The Stanley Park Seawall linear park has been continued through the area along the shore of False Creek, forming its southern boundary.
This mixed-use community has become a fashionable area in which to live. Higher density living is possible through tall condominium complexes. Along with new buildings springing up since the Expo ’86 days, many of the heritage buildings within Yaletown have been converted to modern luxury condo living.
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The Best of Lower Lonsdale
The Lonsdale Quay market provides an eclectic collection of 80 vendors from fresh food vendors, unique retail stores, restaurants and a boutique hotel. The Quay has become a destination for locals and tourists as there are many outdoor events on the pier in the summer months.
The arts are an important part of the North Shore, the Presentation House Theatre began producing professional theatre seasons in 2005 to become the only professional theatre company on Vancouver's North Shore.
One of North Vancouver's most beautiful and popular green spaces. Just steps from SeaBus, Lonsdale Quay and the heart of Lower Lonsdale. Featuring green spaces to relax, walking paths, playground and great views of Downtown Vancouver.
SeaBus & Transit
The SeaBus and bus exchange are also located at the Quay which makes it a convenient stop for commuters, only minutes from downtown Vancouver.
Lower Lonsdale Avenue is North Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood which features many eclectic boutiques, restaurants, cafes and trendy shopping.
Schools in Yaletown
The Yaletown area is serviced by the Vancouver School District #39 and features some of the best elementary and secondary schools to choose from.
For more Yaletown school information, you can also visit the Vancouver School District website and additional resources provided below.
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