About

Who We Are

We are a collection of Mount Pleasant residents, local historians and other interested people working to identify, preserve and celebrate the built, natural, cultural & industrial heritage of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver.  We grew out of community connections formed during the City’s community planning workshops (resulting in the 2010 Mount Pleasant Community Plan) and the subsequent Implementation Committee (resulting in the 2013 Implementation Package).  Out of these connections came the 2013 Heritage Lounge at the MPBIA’s Autumn Shift Festival and, with encouragement from the Grandview Heritage Group, the formation of the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group.

Get Involved

Everyone is welcome to join us at meetings and get involved in whatever way fits into busy lives.  Since the Autumn of 2016 our meetings have been working meetings focused on specific projects.  If you are interested in joining us and finding out what we are working on or have a topic or project you would like to bring forth please email us at mountpleasantheritage@gmail.com.  We will add you to our notification list regarding upcoming meetings, projects and events.  Our meetings are usually held on Mondays at 7 pm at grunt gallery – 350 East 2nd Avenue/Unit 116.

You can also follow us on twitter here

You can check out our pics from the neighborhood on Instagram here

Stay in touch with our activities and events on Facebook here

Our Logo

The image used by the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group on our blog and published information is an artwork of the 1889 James Black Residence, formerly referred to as the Lindsay Residence.  It is a Victorian building at East Sixth Avenue and is possibly the oldest house outside of the downtown.  It was referred to by Heritage Vancouver as “the old monarch”, who wrote that “Clues to her former glory are still visible, including triple-assembly windows, and a shingled main gable with lunette window and original fascia details.”

The magical rendition of this historic residence was done by Erin Pasternak of the Gropp’s Gallery Collective.  They used it as a meeting and exhibition space from February, 2008 until October, 2014.  The residence is currently home to the James Black Gallery .

 

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