Renfrew is a neighbourhood that lies on the eastern side of Vancouver, right on its boundary with Burnaby and encompassing an area that was one of the earlier developed regions of the city.
In 1861, Colonel Richard Moody made the first modern attempt to break through the thick forests that covered the areas now known as Renfrew-Collingwood, building a military trail on the route of an ancient First Nations trail that led from New Westminster to English Bay.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES & BUSINESS
Parks: Falaise Park, Beaconsfield Park, Sunrise Park, Clinton Park, Rupert Park, Charles Park, Adanac Park and the Hastings Community Park.
High Schools: Vancouver Technical and Templeton Secondary Schools.
Elementary Schools: Thunderbird, Maquinna, Begbie, and Lord are Secondary schools in or near the area.
Community Centres: Hastings Community Centre and Thunderbird Community Centre.
Business Centres: Pacific National Exhibition and Vancouver Public Library
Recycling / Garbage: There is a community dump and recycling centre just South of the intersection of Cambie and Marine drive.
Renfrew’s history is very similar to its neighbouring community of East Hastings. This community was named after a visit to the area from Admiral George Fowler Hastings and as this community grew, it laid claim to not only the first road in Vancouver but also the first, hotel, post office, telephone, subdivision and the first ferry. Due to pressure from local residents who were looking for more interesting activities, the first exhibition was created in 1910, which is today known as the Pacific National Exhibition. In 1944 an agreement was signed by the city and the province to establish the Exhibition and site was owned by the city. 1911 was the year that this township joined the City of Vancouver.
Renfrew's rich history, combined with a variety of cultures make it an ideal place to consider purchasing real estate.
Renfrew is from Nanaimo Street bordering the Grandview community east to Boundary and from Hastings Street South to East 16th Avenue. It is best known for being the home to the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition).
The following is a list of services in
or near the Renfrew area that could be of use.
If you know of any businesses / facilities that should be listed here, please let us know!
Thunderbird Elementary School
http://thunderbird.vsb.bc.ca/ - 2325 Cassiar St. Vancouver, BC, V5M 3X3 Phone: (604) 713 – 4611
Maquinna Elementary School
http://maquinna.vsb.bc.ca/ - 2684 East Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 1C9 Tel: 604-713-4705
Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary School
http://begbie.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1430 Lillooet Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 4H6 Telephone: 604-713-4686
Dr. A. R. Lord Elementary School
http://lord.vsb.bc.ca/ - 555 Lillooet Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 4G4 Telephone: (604) 713-4620
Vancouver Technical Secondary School
http://vantech.bc.ca/ - 2600 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5M 1Y5 Telephone: (604) 713-8215
Templeton Secondary School
http://templeton.vsb.bc.ca/ - 727 Templeton Dr., Vancouver BC, V5L 4N8 Tel: (604) 713-8984
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
Thunderbird Community Centre
Hastings 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 Public Library
City dump and Recycling Depot
Renfrew-Collingwood (Vancouver). (2007, August 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:03, October 5, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renfrew-Collingwood