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

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A look at the historic (and threatened by gentrification) Mount Pleasant, site of Vancouver’s first neighbourhood outside the downtown core.


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

Created during grunt gallery’s 2018 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents. grunt gallery was founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC with the vision to become an internationally renowned artist-run centre and further the practice of contemporary art. Through the exploration of our diverse Canadian cultural identity, we are able to offer public programming in the form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and other special projects in the community. Our mandate is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art.

We gratefully acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

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