Grandview Heritage Walking Tour

Join heritage expert John Stuart as he explores Grandview’s industrial heritage. 

Sunday 10th April 2016, 11:00am

Free (though donations to GHG are always happily accepted)

Tour begins and ends at the facilities building at Pandora Park, Garden & Pandora

“A feature of recent town planning has been the separation of work and living spaces.  Today communities are building transportation systems that carry huge numbers of people on the daily commute from home to workplace and back.  Grandview offers us a wonderful opportunity to explore the idea that this was not always the case.  Growth was much more organic.  A century ago and more large factories located on the Burrard Inlet waterfront near supply and shipping facilities – the lumber mills, shingle mills, sash and door factories and fish canneries…  The supporting foundries, the pattern shops, the saw makers, the fishing tackle makers, the boat works, the harness and boot makers, the work clothes tailors,… located nearby.  The residential community we know and love appeared with its supporting shopping area, often filling in the gaps between the industrial operations.”


Next Meeting: 17th March, 2016

Amazing how time flies — and it is meeting time again!  The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is on Thursday 17th March at 7:00pm at the Britannia Boardroom.

Some of the items up for discussion include:

  • What’s Happening in the Neighbourhood?
  • A brief on the history of Britannia and its effect on nearby residences
  • A presentation on the history of building in Hawaii
  • Heritage renovation and the new building code
  • History walks for the spring and summer
  • The threatened gasworks in New Westminster

And, as usual, who know what else will turn up?

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you there!

Grandview Database v. 5

We have today uploaded a new and updated version of the Grandview Database.

Changes in this version include:

  • More than 1,026 new data points from a December 1909 list of lots in tax arrears, the City Directories for 1910 and 1911, the 1910 Insurance Map, and various media and MLS reports;
  • 11 additional previously-demolished buildings recovered;
  • 2 new houses;
  • miscellaneous minor corrections