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Mount Pleasant and the Neighbourhood House

Neighbourhood Boundaries

Mount Pleasant 1 In the Canadian City of Vancouver, British Columbia, City Hall on 12th Avenue at Cambie Street is on the west margin of the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Beginning at City Hall, the neighbourhood boundary runs south on Cambie Street to 16th Avenue, turns left and runs eastward to Clark Drive, turns left there and runs to the north as far as 6th Avenue, where it turns left and runs westward on 6th Avenue, Great Northern Way, and 2nd Avenue to Main Street, where it runs north to Terminal Avenue, makes a left turn to the west to the south shore of False Creek as far as the Cambie Street Bridge, and from there runs south on Cambie Street back to City Hall. The neighbourhood hub is several blocks to the northeast of City Hall around the intersection of Main Street, Broadway, and Kingsway.

In 2006, Mount Pleasant had 23,615 people, a 3.8-percent decrease from 2001, with 62.0 percent of residents speaking English as their first language, 10.0 percent speaking Chinese, and 5.1 percent Tagalog. Median household income was then $37,782, and 31.7 percent of the population lived in low-income households. Once working-class, Mount Pleasant has seen a considerable rise in its standard of living since the early 1990s.

History

Mount Pleasant 2From 1888, when the first of them appeared, through the first decade of the 20th Century, several breweries came to the neighbourhood to make use of the waters of Brewery Creek. In 1890, the first streetcars ran south on Main Street to 1st Avenue and to Kingsway by 1897 to serve the substantial population centre around Broadway. An ability to commute quickly to the Downtown city centre drew many working families to the area south of Broadway. In that sense, Mount Pleasant was one of Vancouver’s first suburbs.

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http://www.mountpleasantcc.ca
http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/mount-pleasant-community-plan.aspx

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has a mandate to make the neighbourhood a better place to live. Its community service began in 1976 with a youth leadership program operating from a local church basement, a free mobile income tax clinic operating from a trailer followed in 1977, and later that year the neighbourhood house opened a storefront building on East Broadway. Finally in 1995, came the spacious building at the busy corner of Broadway and Prince Albert Street. There the dedicated staff serves and assists more than 3,000 needy people annually.

Mount Pleasant 3Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House is a member of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia, founded in 1894, one of the oldest nonprofit societies in the province. Neighbourhood houses developed from the 19th Century settlement house movement to minister to the needs of migrants from the countryside seeking employment in the cities, often leaving behind everything they knew. The settlement house movement established the first daycare nurseries for working parents, classes in English as a second language and adult literacy, and academic standards for the social work profession. The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia participates in programs of the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House leads a community literacy planning project, a community development outreach program to help new immigrants find and resources to enhance the lives of their families, and a Mandarin parenting program for grandparents who care for children regularly.

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Mount Pleasant and the Neighbourhood House

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  • 2646 YUKON Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW Home for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2269050

    Main Photo: 2646 YUKON Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW Home for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2269050
    $4,580,000
    Multifamily
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2269050
    Bedrooms:
    10
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    6,211 sq. ft.
    2646 Yukon St. is a multi family building in an outstanding location. Consists of multiple legal suites, perched high on the hill with views to downtown & the north shore mountains. Historic architecturally, featuring high ceilings, oak paneled main rooms, hallway and staircases, stained glassed windows, balconies & a widows walk. Awesome walk score. Close to city square, hospital district, Canada Line, False Creek & restaurants. Irreplaceable & in excellent mechanical condition. Showings by appointment. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Properties
  • 2648 ALBERTA Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2302871

    Main Photo: 2648 ALBERTA Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2302871
    $4,188,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2302871
    Bedrooms:
    10
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,689 sq. ft.
    Calling all investors, developers and renovators! This unique 9 legal rental units (with 9 authorized kitchens) revenue rooming house sits on a rt-6 zoned 75 x 100 bright corner lot. Super central convenient yet quiet location, Close to Vancouver City Hall, sky train station, shops, restaurants and ect. The house is an old timer with lots of character and investment potential. Call today for details. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Riverside Realty Ltd.
  • 805 1678 PULLMAN PORTER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2326532

    Main Photo: 805 1678 PULLMAN PORTER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2326532
    $3,968,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2326532
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,616 sq. ft.
    VIEW! NAVIO claims an enviable location on the seawall in vibrant Southeast False Creek overlooking a 2.7 acre park. Celebrate outdoor living all year round with 149 SF balcony overlooking dramatic views of the ocean, mountains and city skyline. Open kitchen blends seamlessly with the living spaces and features elegant wood veneer and contemporary high-gloss cabinetry, sophisticated granite slab kitchen island with waterfall gables and full height pantry. Bathrooms include large format porcelain tiles, floating wood veneer vanity, frameless glass shower door and infloor heating. Features top of the line Bosch appliances, 8'8 ceilings, A/C, 2 parking stalls & generous insuite storage room. Developed by award winning Concert.GST included! Open house Dec 8th & 9th(Sat & Sun) 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Dracco Pacific Realty and Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
  • 129 W 11TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2284465

    Main Photo: 129 W 11TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2284465
    $3,750,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2284465
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,676 sq. ft.
    CENTRAL, VIEW RT-6 property with plans in place for a new Duplex with 4900sf total. Blocks from City Hall, Shopping, Transportation, Parks, Recreation and Restaurants this area is at the Centre of ALL Vancouver has to offer. Wide, deep lot will be a perfect location for a new structure, and plans are included for an extra large side by side duplex, both with 1 br lock-off suites below. The current building is a side by side duplex (non conforming strata) and is in decent condition. One of Vancouver's hottest areas, and the perfect opportunity to hold or build. More details
    Listed by Dexter Associates Realty
  • 234 W 15TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2322717

    Main Photo: 234 W 15TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2322717
    • Exterior Front
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Kitchen
    • Bedroom
    • Living Area
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Floor Plan
    $3,599,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2322717
    Bedrooms:
    9
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    4,969 sq. ft.
    Rarely does an opportunity come along to own a Vancouver home like this! This multi-suite, 9 bedroom, 8 bathroom home is situated on one of Mount Pleasant's best blocks. Located right between the Cambie and Main Street Corridors, this almost 5,000 square foot grand dame home is perched high on a 50 x 125 sqft lot and has an incredible street presence. All suites have been updated throughout the years with much of the original character retained. Potential revenue of over $11,000 per month! There are so many options with this sizeable character home; live, hold, renovate, redevelop! Do not miss your chance to own a piece of Vancouver history. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 30 W 13TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2314227

    Main Photo: 30 W 13TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2314227
    $2,999,900
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2314227
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,408 sq. ft.
    Inviting 4 bedroom home in a central Mount Pleasant location! Situated between Cambie and Main Street, this house has many nearby amenities such as shopping, schools, transit and recreation. South facing spacious backyard, garage parking with a long driveway for extra tandom parking! Excellent holding property; development permit in process. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
  • 2102 110 SWITCHMEN Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE Condo for sale in "LIDO" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2322649

    Main Photo: 2102 110 SWITCHMEN Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE Condo for sale in "LIDO" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2322649
    $2,980,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2322649
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,562 sq. ft.
    Magnificent Vancouver penthouse, at Bosa's Lido, with incredible expansive views & unrivaled outdoor living. This residence, offering three directional exposures, is the ultimate urban living & entertainment space and set amidst a popular and vibrant community.The interior boasts almost 1600sf of modern design & luxury finishings including Miele appliance package, air conditioning and fully intergrated home automation system. The home includes a rarely available private two-car garage. Two adjoining view terraces totalling almost 1100sf is absolutely unmatched, flowing seamlessly from indoors. Fabulous al fresco dining and living area with fireplace. Lower private outdoor oasis has outdoor kitchen, hot tub, fire pit and lounge area. Conceierge, o/d pool, gym. Truly spectacular! More details
    Listed by Engel & Volkers Vancouver and Prompton Real Estate Serv.Inc.
  • 50 E 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2312555

    Main Photo: 50 E 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2312555
    $2,800,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2312555
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,236 sq. ft.
    Attention Builders and Investors! Property with SUPERB redevelopment potential. Less than 2 blocks West of Main Street - and already zoned RM-4N (medium density multi-family) Within the Broadway Skytrain Planning Corridor, and less than 350 meters from proposed skytrain station at Broadway and Main. The City considers higher densities within 350 meters. Conditional approval in RM-4N permits redevelopment up to 1.45 FSR - re-develop this lot by transforming the existing house into a Multiple Conversion Dwelling plus an Infill Building. It's already been done on this block. Alternatively, hold the property until the Broadway planning process is complete for higher densities - strong land assembly possibility. Very livable house. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 2 1182 QUEBEC Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE Townhouse for sale in "CITY GATE" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2305483

    Main Photo: 2 1182 QUEBEC Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE Townhouse for sale in "CITY GATE" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2305483
    $2,599,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2305483
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,022 sq. ft.
    City Gate, built by Bosa located on the edge of DT Vancouver. Steps to Seawall and skytrain. Spacious and sunny South West facing living room. Resort style amenities includes: swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym. An excellent holding property and rock solid long term investment. Rent out or hold. Surrounding area is being redeveloped by Concord Pacific and New hospital is being built nearby. Buy now before land values rise soon. More details
    Listed by Prompton Real Estate Serv.Inc.
  • 215 W 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2309883

    Main Photo: 215 W 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2309883
    $2,490,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2309883
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,051 sq. ft.
    City Hall Character Revenue Property: 4 level multifamily house with h/w floors, wainscotting, leaded windows, radiant heat & more. Good Condition, newer roof, ample decks, landscaped yard, great accommodation, great tenants, 3 parking Gross Income $89,040/year. A great investment property & ideal for owner occupiers or shared ownership. Larger RT-6 lot w/future redevlopment potential. 1st class location, 2 blks to City Hall, steps to Broadway, Cambie shopping, restaurants, transportation & Canada Line, and walking distance from downtown. Allow 48 hours notice please. More details
    Listed by Amex - Sunrich Realty
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