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Shaughnessy Walk

  • May 19, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • 16th and Oak


Join me for a walk through the streets of Shaughnessy, a place that I am not all too familar with... Shaughnessy neighbourhood commands a special place in Vancouver. It's original developer, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) designed the subdivision in the early part of the century as an exclusive enclave for Vancouver's wealthy, and named it after its President, Sir Thomas Shaughnessy. The railway commissioned Montreal landscape architect, Frederick Todd, and Danish engineer, M. Davick to lay out curving streets and generous lots of one-fifth to one-and-one-half acre. Before the lots were sold, sewers were laid and sidewalks paved. Lot prices were comparable to other Vancouver neighbourhoods, but the CPR protected Shaughnessy’s exclusive character by requiring that any house built cost at least $6,000 (at a time when a standard bungalow might cost $1,000). We will be touring 16 houses in the Shaughnessy area.

The entire tour will take about three hours depending on the wishes of the group. Winter is the best time to view the houses as the leaves are off the trees. But be warned, whatever the season, our tour may be frustrated by high hedges, gates and fences. The tour begins at Oak and 16th Avenue. Here is your chance to take a walk through the streets of Shaughnessy.

Please meet at 16th and Oak at 12:00pm and we'll start the walk at 12:15pm sharp.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    A very pleasant walk on a Sunday afternoon in beautiful and expensive Shaughnessy. Thank you, Michael, for providing us with the brochure.

    May 20, 2013

  • Bernadette

    Thanks for leading this walk Michael and thanks to all for the good company.
    The house with the sign Bryn Aderyn: Bryn means hill and aderyn is Welsh for bird. So...'Bird Hill'?

    May 20, 2013

  • Hiroko H.

    It was nice to meet everyone. I had a good time today. Thank you very much.

    May 19, 2013

  • Yumiko

    Hi Michael, I had to regrettably cancel this event as I just found out I have some problem with my car.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jenny

    Looking forward to meeting you all at Oak@16 Ave.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jenny

    I would like to join it today. Thanks.

    May 19, 2013

  • Margaretha

    Sorry, going to back out and check out the Farmers Market today.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jenny

    Hope to join the Shaughnessy Walk today!

    May 19, 2013

  • Gitte

    Look forward to the walk

    May 18, 2013

  • Betty

    Can't make it but hope its repeated - sounds interesting.

    May 17, 2013

  • Jane and Peter Y.

    We wish we could join you and hope you will hold this walk again.

    May 16, 2013

  • Bing

    Sorry, my mistake. I can't make it on May 19. Have a great walk. Bing

    May 16, 2013

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