Community Portrait: Mount Pleasant

Autumn Shift Street Festival - Photo by Jan Hilario

Autumn Shift Street Festival


Mount Pleasant has become a thriving commercial and residential neighbourhood famous for its creativity, diversity and social consciousness. According to 2006 Census data, more than one-third of the community’s mother tongue is a language other than English.

Spanning from Cambie Street in the west to Clark Drive in the east, and E. 2nd Ave in the north to E. 16th Ave in the south, Mount Pleasant is home to community events such as the Autumn Shift Street Festival, The Main Event, Drift Weekend Art Tour, Main Street Car Free Days, Summer Spaces and Celebrate Mount Pleasant Days.

Historical and heritage buildings still stand, including the Beaux-Arts Heritage Hall, the Lee Building, and the Brewery Creek Building.

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Pictures by Jan Hilario