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With its inviting landscape and cultural diversity, Collingwood offers a wonderful variety of opportunities. Skytrain is centrally located in this community, offering ample opportunity to explore what the Lower Mainland has to offer. Collingwood's natural history is preserved in Still Creek, while plenty of shopping is merely minutes away. Collingwood houses are ideal for anyone looking for a centrally located East Vancouver residence.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES & BUSINESS
Parks: Earles Park, Norquay Park, Collingwood Park, Slocan Park, General Brock Park as well as Central Park which is close to the area.
High Schools: Windermere and Gladstone are the closest Secondary Schools to the Collingwood area.
Elementary Schools: Cunningham, Carleton, Bruce, Norquay, and Grenfell Elementary Schools.
Community Centres: Renfrew Collingwood Community Centre is the closest community centre to the Collingwood area.
Business Centres: Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Hall No.15.
Recycling / Garbage: There is a community dump and recycling centre just South of the intersection of Cambie and Marine drive.
Before the 1900’s Collingwood had a small amount of residents, but as time passed the population grew along with the community. George Wales was the first non-native settler who in 1878 bought 221 acres of land where he made his home. Today that same street still holds his family name. After the interurban line was built in 1891, more people began to move to the area. In 1896 a two-room school, that accommodated 30 students, was built and is today the oldest school in Vancouver. This school gave the community great pride and many of the streets names were named after some of the first students to attend the school.This school is currently known as Sir Guy Carleton.
George T. Cunningham Elementary School
http://cunningham.vsb.bc.ca/ - 2330 East 37th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5R 2T3 Tel: (604) 713-4675
Graham Bruce Elementary School
http://bruce.vsb.bc.ca/ - 3633 - Tanner Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R - 5P7 Phone: (604) 713 – 4778
John Norquay Elementary School
http://norquay.vsb.bc.ca/ - 4710 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC, V5R 2A1 Phone: (604) 713-4666
Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary School
http://grenfell.vsb.bc.ca/ - 3323 Wellington Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5R 4Y3 Telephone: (604) 713-4844
Windermere Secondary School
http://windermere.vsb.bc.ca/ - 3155 E. 27th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5R 1P3 Tel: (604) 713-8180
Gladstone Secondary School
http://gladstone.vsb.bc.ca/ - 4105 Gladstone Street, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4Z2 Tel: (604) 713-8288
Vancouver School Board
http://www.vsb.bc.ca - The Vancouver school district is a large, urban and multicultural school district providing programs to 56,000 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, over 3,000 adults in adult education programs and over 40,000 in continuing education.
Parks and Community Centres
Renfrew Collingwood Community Centre
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Pacific National Exhibition
http://www.pne.ca/ - Captures the spirit, history of the city, its people and its many achievements. 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1, Tel: 604-252-3583.
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Hall No.15
Vancouver Public Library
City dump and Recycling Depot
Renfrew-Collingwood (Vancouver). (2007, August 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:20, October 5, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renfrew-Collingwood