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I'm so proud to call this beautiful city my neighborhood. That is why my blogs highlight the Wonders of Vancouver; there are so many unique areas of the Greater Vancouver Region to explore and discover as a home buyer, I consider this service my pleasure. This week we are focusing on what was once the city's warehouse district, Yaletown.
The Wonders of Vancouver
Yaletown is today a revitalized part of the city and a 'trendy' place to live, work and do business. Since Expo '86 the area that hugs False Creek, has been transformed into one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the city. The marinas, parks, high-rise apartment blocks and converted heritage buildings constitute the most significant urban regeneration project in North America.
- Yaletown acquired its name when CP Rail moved its construction equipment and repair shops from the town of Yale in the Fraser Canyon to the railways western terminus of Vancouver in 1887.
- From the start, city planners imposed strict guidelines on the development, in particular requiring a substantial amount of development of public space, and sensitive preservation of existing heritage stock. There are generous areas set aside for parks, waterfront access, community centres and schools.
- An old brick CP Rail roundhouse was converted into the Roundhouse Community Centre. It uses the old engine turntable as a small outdoor amphitheatre. In another tribute, the building also famously houses Engine 374, which pulled the first passenger train into Vancouver in 1887.
Hope you've enjoyed this posting. If you have any questions, any little-known facts or any interesting Vancouver Stories or pictures, please feel free to contact me at:
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