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Main Street is one Vancouver's most historic and important streets. Beginning at Port of Vancouver Terminals near the nexus of the city's historic Downtown Eastside and Gastown districts, the street passes south, intersecting Hastings Street and on through Chinatown.
Skytrain provides easy access to the downtown core, as well as out of Vancouver, providing a perfect mode of transport of residents of the Main Street Neighbourhood. The community is also home to a thriving arts scene accented by unique shops and restaurants.
With access to Queen Elizabeth Park and Nat Bailey Stadium as well as a bustling arts community, Main Street houses are ideal to make you own home in this diverse community.
For such a small area, Main has quite a wide vary of attractions. It begins at 16th Avenue, heading down south to 41st Avenue, and from Ontario Street, east to Prince Edward. Although the community of Main is small, it has much to offer to its residents. Housing ranges from miniature estates around Queen Elizabeth Park to the very modest bungalows of Main Street. To the North of King Edward a group of older homes built in Edwardian and craftsman style add character and warmth to the neighbourhood.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES & BUSINESS
Parks: Queen Elizabeth Park, Riley Park, Hillcrest Park, Prince Edward Park and Mount Pleasant Park are all in or near the area of Main.
High Schools: Sir Charles Tupper High School.
Elementary Schools: Brock, Wolfe, Livingstone and Fraser Elementary Schools.
Community Centres: King Edward, Mount Pleasant, and Riley Park are community centre in or near the area of Main.
Business Centres: Nat Bailey Stadium, Mount Saint Joseph 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.
Because of their close location to Fraser and Knight, these communities were like family growing together. Pioneers made trails at the bottom of Little Mountain for easy access, and they also logged the mountain for their advantage. Soon enough, in the early 1900’s people were moving to the area and a small community had begun to grow on upper Main Street. By 1991, Main was developing so well that the area built its very first post office, as well as a number of shops that covered Main Street. In 1940, the mountain with a view that everybody enjoyed was renamed as Queen Elizabeth Park. It had now become a beautiful community centre and park for all residents to enjoy. The area developed into a network of neighbourhoods with houses crowded onto small lots.
The following is a list of services in
or near the Main area that could be of use.
If you know of any businesses / facilities that should be listed here, please let us know!
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
http://tupper.vsb.bc.ca/ - 419 East 24th Avenue, East Vancouver, B.C, V5V 2A2, Tel: (604) 713-8233
Brock Elementary School
http://brock.vsb.bc.ca/ - 4860 Main Street, East Vancouver, B.C., V5V 3R8, Tel: (604) 713-5245
Wolfe Elementary School
http://wolfe.vsb.bc.ca/ - 4251 Ontario Street, East Vancouver, B.C., V5V 3G8, Tel: (604) 713-4912
David Livingstone Elementary School
http://livingstone.vsb.bc.ca/ - 315 East 23rd Ave. East Vancouver, BC, V5V 1X6, Tel: 604-713-4985
Simon Fraser Elementary School
http://fraser.vsb.bc.ca/ - 100 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Y 3B7, Tel: 604-713-4946
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
Queen Elizabeth Park
Mount Pleasant Community Centre and Park
Riley Park Community Centre
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Mount Saint Josephs Hospital
Nat Bailey Stadium
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
Main Street (Vancouver). (2007, June 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:33, October 5, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Street_%28Vancouver%29