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Jane's Walk: Mount Pleasant History and Urbanism

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Jane's Walk: Mount Pleasant History and Urbanism

Time: May 5, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Quebec Manor on East 7th Avenue and Quebec Street.
Street: 101 East 7th
City/Town: Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: main, street, neighbourhood, mount, pleasant, community, housing, planning, workshop, tour, walk
Organized By: Lewis Villegas
Latest Activity: May 3, 2013

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Event Description

Join us for a trip down memory lane with a Heritage Walk in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver's original suburb. Find out about the urban design principles that shaped the evolution of this historic neighbourhood.

In addition to visiting landmark buildings such as the 101 year-old Quebec Manor, the Lee Building, the tour will touch Belvedere Court, Ashnola Apartments, Crosbie Block, Wenonah Apartments and the Royal Bank's building. Other points of interest are apartment blocks on Quebec Street, a few rowhouses, Brewery Creek and Watson Street.

The tour will conclude at a local coffee shop - please feel free to join us after the walk!

About your walk leader:
Urban Design Specialist Lewis N. Villegas is a resident of Mount Pleasant. He has studied the history and evolution of the neighbourhood over the years, and has explored how urban design principles apply to Mount Pleasant. Lewis Villegas is a guest speaker and lecturer appearing at a number of events such as the City Shaping Growth and Land Use Workshop in North Vancouver earlier this year.

Robert McNutt has lived and worked in Mount Pleasant for 19 years. He is an avid antique collector and has done significant original research on Vancouver's Heritage.

This walk is done in coordination with Residents Association Mount Pleasant (RAMP). RAMP can be contacted at (website at

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