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Mount Pleasant Community Centre is located within the Mount Pleasant Civic Centre at the intersection of Main St and Kingsway. We are jointly operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association and offer recreation programs for all ages and abilities. Amenities include a child care centre, fitness centre, gymnasium with climbing wall, games room, dance studio and other multipurpose rooms.
We are also home to the Mount Pleasant Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, Whisk Matcha Café and Level V Bakery.
Opened in December 2009, our 30,000 square foot building is a Vancouver Green City facility and certified as LEED Gold.
The Mount Pleasant Community Centre is a 30,000 square foot facility that opened in December 2009 with the following amenities:
Interested in booking a room for a private function? Make Mount Pleasant your celebration destination. Rent a room for your rehearsals, wedding reception, birthday party or business meetings. We have a variety of spaces to suit your needs.
All reservations are booked online on a first-come-first-served basis at vancouver.ca
The proximity to the business district of Vancouver and the availability of a quality water supply (Brewery Creek) made the area an ideal place for early industry and settlement. Early expectations were that Mount Pleasant would develop as Vancouver’s fashionable “uptown.” The area high above False Creek was named “Mount Pleasant” in 1888, after the Irish birthplace of the wife of H.V. Edmonds. Edmonds, clerk of the municipal council in New Westminster, was the original owner of much of Mount Pleasant.
By 1904, Mount Pleasant was home to a tannery, two slaughter houses, four breweries, and a train station. Industrial expansion brought residential development. By 1912, Mount Pleasant had a thriving residential population and community facilities such as an elementary school (the Kingsgate Mail site), a firehall, a first run theatre, and Vancouver’s first skyscraper (the Lee Building). Mount Pleasant was also a terminus for the streetcar network.
During WWI, the tidal flats of False Creek from Main Street to Clark Drive were filled to provide a site for two large railway terminals and railyards. As a result, half of Mount Pleasant’s waterfront was lost and the mouth of Brewery Creek was filled in.
By 1930, the character of the community was already established with block after block of houses on small lots, and a mix of residential and industrial uses. The 1930s brought changes to Mount Pleasant. Industrial expansion north of Broadway between Main and Cambie Streets resulted in the demolition of many homes. These changes transformed Mount Pleasant and it began to lose its residential prestige.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the remaining houses in the industrial area disappeared and more industries, low-rise offices and warehouses moved in. In 1935, the city expropriated park land at 12th Avenue and Cambie Street to build a new city hall. Mayor McGeer felt that the new location would link the area to the rest of the city. (Davis 1979) Today many older homes in south and west parts of Mount Pleasant have been restored.
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