The community of Knight combines together different nationalities and cultures, and is located in the heart of East Vancouver. Residents can enjoy the outstanding city and mountain views, the large number of parks in the area, as well as the many schools that can offer eager students a wide variety of classes.
The Knight real estate zone is Windsor Street east to Argyle Street and from West 16th south to 49th Avenue.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES & BUSINESS
Parks: Sunnyside Park, Clark Park, John Hendry Park, Glen Park, Kingcrest Park, Brewers Park, Kensington Park, Memorial South Park, Tecumseh Park, and Gordon Park are all in the vicinity.
High Schools: Gladstone and David Thompson High Schools.
Elementary Schools: Dickens, Selkirk, McBride, Mackenzie, Tecumseh, and Fleming are all Elementary schools in or near the area.
Community Centres: Kensington Community Centre and Trout Lake Community Centre.
Business Centres: Nat Bailey Stadium, BC Children and Women’s hospital and Pacific National Exhibition.
Recycling / Garbage: There is a community dump and recycling centre just South of the intersection of Cambie and Marine drive.
The Knight area has a similar background as its neighbouring community Victoria. A man named Arthur Wilson, who bought the land and built the Cedar Cottage Nursery, settled the Knight area in 1888. Soon more people were buying land around the area for farming and when the interurban line was built in 1891, it drew more farmers and merchants who opened their own shops around the local tram stop. By 1910 this small community had a post office, 40 stores, and schools in the area. After the Second World War, the community was the beneficiary of more than 4 million dollars through the federal government’s Neighbourhood Improvement Program. The neighbourhood continued to improve and grow with the city’s first library near Kingsway and Knight, the Trout Lake Community Centre, and the beautification of Commercial Street.
The following is a list of services in
or near the Knight area that could be of use.
If you know of any businesses / facilities that should be listed here, please let us know!
Charles Dickens Elementary School
http://dickens.vsb.bc.ca/ - 3351 Glen Drive, Vancouver, B.C., V5V 4S4 Tel: (604) 713 4978
Lord Selkirk Elementary School
http://selkirk.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1750 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5N 2P7 Tel: (604) 713-4650
Sir Richard McBride Elementary School
http://mcbride.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1300 East 29th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5V 2T3 Telephone: (604) 713-4971
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School
http://mackenzie.vsb.bc.ca/ - 960 East 39th Avenue, East Vancouver, B.C., V5W 1K8 Tel: (604) 713-4799
Tecumseh Elementary School
http://tecumseh.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1850 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5P 1K9 Tel: (604) 713-5390
Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School
http://fleming.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1401 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5P 1S2 Phone: 604-713-4793
Gladstone Secondary School
http://gladstone.vsb.bc.ca/ - 4105 Gladstone Street, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4Z4 Tel: (604) 713-8288
David Thompson Secondary School
http://thompson.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1755 E. 55th Avenue, East Vancouver, BC, V5P 1Z7 Tel: (604) 713-8278
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
Kensington Community Centre
V5P 3A2, Tel: (604) 718-6200
Trout Lake Community Centre
3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4M4, Tel: (604) 257-6955
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.
City dump and Recycling Depot
BC Children and Women’s Hospital
http://www.cw.bc.ca/index.asp - An agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4, Tel: (604) 875-2345.
Nat Bailey Stadium
East Vancouver. (2007, September 16). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:20, October 5, 2007, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Vancouver