Sunday, April 16, 2006

Stroll Through Shaughnessy

For Easter Dinner this evening my mom invited over her brother, me, and a friend of mine. Mon amie, a relative newcomer to Vancouver, had never been through nearby Shaughnessy.

The neighbourhood of Shaughnessy was given to the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885 but was pretty much unused for over 20 years. Then in 1907 it was announced that this area would be developed as the most exclusive neighbourhood in the city. Work commenced in 1909, with over a thousand workers developing the lots and streets.

Today it sits pretty much in the center of the city and still contains the majority of Vancouver's largest homes.

We stopped at one particularly glorious home, now known as Canuck Place, a children's hospice that opened in 1995.

1 comment:

Mike's America said...

Wish I had seen that neighborhood on my visit to Vancouver.