Grandview Database v. 23

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

This version incorporates more than 2,800 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • More than 2,250 additional entries have been added from the 1915 through 1920 City Directories; 1915 is now complete.;
  • And about 600 miscellaneous entries have been added from the “Highland Echo” (1935-1980), the Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive, and contemporary real estate listings.

In June we will continue with Directory entries and perhaps do more work on the 1921 census.

We hope you find the Database of value, and we encourage and welcome corrections, and additions which should be sent to jakking@shaw.ca.

Next Meeting: 17th May 2018

Time flies, and it is already time for our next meeting. As usual it will be at the Britannia Boardroom at 7:00pm on Thursday 17th May.  The agenda this month will include:

  • issues concerning the physical moving of heritage houses;
  • more on the 1908 panorama image of Grandview;
  • developments at the Hollywood Theatre (as a precursor to possible developments at the Rio);
  • the sale and development of St. Clare’s Convent;
  • 2018 century signs project;
  • Neighbourhood Update

As usual, we are open for, and indeed welcome, any other discussions to do with the heritage and history of our wonderful neighbourhood.

See you there!

Happy Birthday To Us!

Today — May 5th — is the seventh anniversary of the very first meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group!

Modest though we may be, I believe we are all proud of our achievements over this time, including the Grandview Database, the annual Heritage Signs, helping to save the Green House next to the Cultch, advocating, cheering each other on, mentoring other neighbourhood groups, talking and learning.

Here’s to the next seven years!