Join us to keep the beat in the ‘Heart’ of Mount Pleasant!
The Heart of Mount Pleasant was ranked # 1 on Heritage Vancouver Society’s 2019 Top Ten Endangered Watch List. This unique commercial/cultural district defined by the intersections of Main, Broadway, and Kingsway has a distinct historic community identity within Vancouver.
The City of Vancouver and the community, through the investment of taxpayer dollars and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, co-created the 2010 Mount Pleasant Community Plan (MPCP) and 2013 Implementation Package (IP), which recognized this vibrant shopping, cultural, and gathering spot as the ‘heart’ of the community, treasured not only locally, but citywide. This small portion of Mount Pleasant came to be affectionately referred to as the “Heritage Heart”.
For over 130 years, the ‘Heritage Heart’ has been the hub of the neighbourhood providing smaller commercial spaces allowing for a socially diverse mix of locally owned businesses, studio & cultural spaces, performance venues, and affordable rental housing in original Mount Pleasant Village buildings.
But, the ‘Heritage Heart’ is so much more than old buildings and stories of the past. It is very much alive and a part of the social and cultural fabric of people currently living in, working in, and visiting the area.
The Mount Pleasant Heritage Group is seeking support from individuals and groups with the goal of having a management plan created and implemented that deals holistically with the social diversity, independent businesses, affordable rents, historic architecture, public spaces, and unique personality of Mount Pleasant.
Join us as we call upon the City to formalize its recognition of the ‘heart’ as documented in the 2010 Community Plan and subsequent 2013 Implementation Package. Our vision? When transit users emerge from the future Main Street Broadway Subway station, they will arrive at Mount Pleasant’s vibrant and distinct ‘Heritage Heart’, not a generic “could-be-anywhere” intersection.
The clock is ticking; the time to act is now! Let’s ensure Mount Pleasant’s vibrant and storied ‘Heart’ continues to beat strong and healthy for Vancouver’s current and future generations!
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Sign and share our Change.org petition to City of Vancouver Mayor & Council to “Keep the beat in the ‘Heart’ of Mount Pleasant here.
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