By Kerry Gold
They live in the model community, a success story of livability. But residents of Marina Housing Co-operative in Vancouver’s False Creek South neighbourhood are feeling anything but secure in their housing situation, even though they live on city-owned land.
The 130 or so residents of the co-op will see their 40-year lease […]
By Dan Fumano
June 26, 2019
Mayor Kennedy Stewart has hailed Vancouver’s renter protection measures as the “most generous and comprehensive package of protections in Canada.” But residents in one of the city’s most successful neighbourhoods say they’re having trouble with their landlord: the City of Vancouver.
False Creek South, built on formerly […]
That the Charleson Park trees and shrubs planted in the 70’s were chosen to replicate the rainforest that had been home to the Coast Salish people for thousands of years?
That early in the last century False Creek itself extended south to what is now 6th Avenue, and east as far as Clark […]
All sorts of families grow in False Creek South, including many with young children. When children are taught how to garden and grow food, they learn first hand that food comes from the natural world and develop respect for Mother Nature in coming to understand natural cycles:
That in the early 70’s the architectural firm of Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, designing much of the emerging community of False Creek South, tasked the students they’d employed with naming the newly-created streets?
That one of those students, Jef Keighley, who later became a union […]
While the community prepares for its annual cleanup this week, keeping False Creek South clean happens every day in the eastern side of the neighbourhood.
The Clean Team – residents of Margaret Mitchell Place at Ash Street near Commodore– work in pairs in the daily task of cleaning garbage […]
You might walk by the first time and not notice the small miracle. At first glance there is nothing unusual about a group of adults, some with happy dogs, chatting on a wide part of the seawall just west of Spyglass. The second time you pass by, you […]
Did you miss the October 11 Heritage Vancouver event, Change in Living Communities – False Creek South? If so, be sure to check out the event recording, here.
A presentation was recently made to the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association about noise, health and safety concerns in the neighbourhood. See here for the full PDF.