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Britannia Renewal

We are working with our partners to renew and revitalize Britannia Community Services Centre and the larger Britannia site.

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Grandview-Woodland is an ethnically diverse area full of eclectic charm and character. One of Grandview-Woodland's most popular attractions is Commercial Drive, known as The Drive by locals, which is a mix of old-world charm meets modern hipness, and one of the city's organic-food hubs. Grandview-Woodland is in the northeastern section of the city, east of the historic neighbourhoods, Chinatown and Strathcona, and west of the Pacific National Exhibition fairgrounds, at Hastings Park. The Grandview-Woodland area extends south to Trout Lake, a beautiful urban lake and park.

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Grandview might have remained a wilderness of stumps (it was logged off in the 1880s) if not for the Vancouver-New Westminster interurban railway which opened in September 1891; the same year the area's first house was built. It had hourly runs from Carrall and Hastings Streets along Park Drive (Commercial Drive). Construction of 2nd and 3rd Avenues, between Clark and Woodland, by chain gangs from the Powell Street jail in the late 1890s opened the area for development. Arrival of the city water system along Commercial Drive in 1904 allowed for more expansion.

History

Heritage

Events in Grandview-Woodland

Opening the Box of Light - Community Movement Series 

Tue, May 23, 3:15pm–5:00pm
Britannia Community Services Centre

Britannia Renewal Speaker Series - Designing Safe Places 

Tue, May 23, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Britannia Community Services Centre

Britannia Annual General Meeting 

Wed, May 24, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Britannia Community Services Centre

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News in Grandview-Woodland

Cars parked on street

Archived - Broadway Station parking permits expire January 31

Dec 16, 2013 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall, starting January 1.

RestART Mural - Aboriginal Art

Archived - RestART workshop and mural deterring illegal graffiti

Oct 12, 2012 – The City’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program teamed up with the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre and Vancouver Police Department for a RestART workshop and mural along the Grandview Viaduct.

Initiatives in Grandview-Woodland

Grandview plan

Grandview-Woodland community plan

The Grandview-Woodland Community Plan sets out a thoughtfully-managed framework for future change and anticipated population growth of about 10,000 people over the next three decades.

Grandview-Woodland community profile

Learn about the key issues and aspects of Grandview-Woodland that contribute to its unique character.

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Streets and transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.

Broadway Subway

Our top transportation priority is extending the Millennium Line along Broadway to connect jobs and innovation hubs.