History

Vancouver’s Treasured (And Threatened) Old Mount Pleasant Village

Created during grunt gallery’s 2018 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents.
Research and Text: Mount Pleasant Heritage Group
Narration: Danielle Peacock
Photos: City of Vancouver Archives, Vancouver Public Library Collection, Alvin Armstrong, Jennifer Chernecki, Erin Pasternak, Danielle Peacock
Maps: 1897-1901 Fire Insurance Map – Library and Archives Canada
Other Maps: Bruce Macdonald
Mentor and Editor: Lorna Boschman
Special Thanks to Local Historian Bruce Macdonald

Check out Bruce’s book – Vancouver: A Visual History

Mount Pleasant Historic Context Statement

For an introduction to Mount Pleasant’s past check out the ‘Mount Pleasant Historic Context Statement’, written by Bruce Macdonald in 2008 for Donald Luxton & Associates and the City of Vancouver.  It was written as part of the process of creating the Mount Pleasant Community Plan, which was approved by City Council in November 2010.

The Hidden Last Vestige of Old Mount Pleasant

Scout Magazine article by Christine Hagemoen published August 27, 2018.

Iconic Mt. Pleasant Spot Gets a Name Change

Scout Magazine article by Christine Hagemoen published July 15, 2019. Did you know that the small, triangle-shaped piece of land in front of Gene’s Café, where Main Street and Kingsway meet, is called “Gertrude Guerin Plaza”?

You Should Know the Story of the Building at the Heart of Mount Pleasant

Scout Magazine article by Christine Hagemoen published March 12, 2018. The Triangle Building, the cornerstone of Mount Pleasant, sits at the intersection of Main and Kingsway. It’s part of the ‘Triangle Block’, which is recognized and celebrated as the “historic heart” of the neighbourhood.

Vancouver Transit:  The Era of Street Cars

Spacing Vancouver Article

Vancouver Special: Lower Mount Pleasant Heritage

Published on Jan 16, 2013

As part of the Vancouver Courier’s Vancouver Special neighbourhood series, Heritage Vancouver’s Anthony Norfolk discusses the residential, commercial and industrial heritage of Lower Mount Pleasant, while sitting down at Laura’s Coffee Shop.

Watson Street – a history in 9 blocks

Created during grunt gallery’s 2018 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents.

Storyteller and Photographer: Christine Hagemoen
Additional Photos: City of Vancouver Archives, Vancouver Public Library Special Collections
Editors: Moira Simpson and Lorna Boschman
Music: Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen. Source: YouTube Audio Library
Mentors: Moira Simpson, Lorna Boschman and Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty

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