Yaletown- Twenty Years Later, Still One of Vancouver's Trendiest Places to Live

by Elisa Righele
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From Neglected Industrial Area to One of Vancouver's Trendiest Neighbourhoods

YALETOWN is often described as one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhoods. Yaletown occupies the southeastern section of downtown, bordered by Homer Street, Robson Street and False Creek. Vancouver’s famous seawall runs along the water connecting Yaletwon’s largest parks, David Lam Park and George Wainborn Park.   Full of unique shops, art galleries, bustling nightlife, world class restaurants and cafes, Yaletown easily lives up to it’s reputation.  This vibrant community is centered around a thriving arts scene culminating at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.   The Roundhouse Skytrain station easily links Yaletown to the rest of the Lower Mainland, making this extremely walk-able community that much more convenient and far less car dependent. 


Fun Yaletown Facts

  • Yaletown got its name when the railway moved its repair shops from Yale BC to the railway’s western terminus city of Vancouver.
  • Canada’s very first gas station was opened in 1909 on the corner of Cambie and  Smithe in Yaletown.
  • Yaletown has over 900 businesses and over 20,000 residential units.

Prior to 1986 Yaletown was full of old warehouses, industrial parks and parking lots. After Expo 86 the revitalization of this area has completely changed the landscape of the downtown core. Numerous highrise developments have sprung up as well as clever restorations of old buildings have created unique livable and workable loft spaces. Whether you are a young professional or have a family, Yaletown offers a rich and exciting urban lifestyle that attracts hundreds of people to move into the neighbourhood every year.


Sources: https://vancouver.ca/about-vancouver.aspx

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