Neighbourhood Profile: Central Lonsdale

Neighbourhood Profile: Central Lonsdale

Central Lonsdale is considered by many as the heart of North Vancouver, and its heart is beating fast! Located in the City of North Vancouver, Central Lonsdale is bordered by the Upper Levels Highway on the North and runs South to Keith Road. One of the largest geographical real estate areas in North Vancouver, Central Lonsdale is the home to many new concrete highrises and older low rise apartments, townhouses and duplexes. The city of North Vancouver embraces the North Shore’s need for new kinds of housing and has been open to the changing needs of home owners. See Team Clarke’s information on the North Vancouver City’s Coach Houses to learn more about the changing face of development on the North Shore – click here (Ben link to Coach houses) Central Lonsdale is home to many businesses from great sushi restaurants, to sports shops & London Drugs. It is also home to Carson Graham Secondary School, Lions Gate Hospital, and the new North Shore Hospice.

Schools:

Queen Mary
West Keith Road
North Vancouver BC
Phone: 604.903.3720

Queensbury Elementary
2020 Moody Avenue
North Vancouver BC
V7L 3V3
Phone: 604.903.3730

Carson Graham Secondary South Campus
2145 Jones Avenue
North Vancouver BC
V7M 2W7
Phone: 604.903.3555

Recreation:

Harry Jerome Recreation Centre

Amenities

  • Circuit weight room
  • Classic weight room
  • Concession
  • Cross-training weight room
  • Home of Flicka Gymnastics Club
  • Ice arena
  • Multi-purpose program rooms
  • Pool (25 metres)
  • Rehab weight room
  • Sauna & whirlpool

Location

123 East 23rd Street
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 3E2

Hours of Operation

Facility and Weight Room Hours:
Monday – Friday 5:00am – 10:30pm
Saturday 7:30am – 10:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Front Desk Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday 8:45am – 3:00pm

(Pool Office 9:30am – 5:00pm)

Mahon Park

History of Mahon Park

Mahon Park is named after Edward Mahon (1862-1937). Mahon (pronounced Mann) was born in England and immigrated to BC in 1888 with his brother Gilbert.

The Mahons bought acres of land in the heart of the North Shore, and went on to form the North Vancouver Land & Improvement Company with Ed Mahon as acting president.

The Mahons were involved in the development of the City of North Vancouver beginning in 1907, and helped develop the historic plan that was created for this new township. Ottawa gardens was their first subdivision, Grand Boulevard was their most ambitious. They conceived a chain of boulevards and parks circling the City centre. The City’s current Official Community Plan still draws upon their original concept, using it to recreate and connect the City with the Green Necklace Greenway. Mahon Park was sold to the City of North Vancouver in 1910 by the North Vancouver Land & Improvement Company. The land that defined Mahon Park encompassed 40 acres. It was developed over the next few years with a grand opening in 1914. A track with a major grand stand (seating 1000) and a dance pavilion were among the park’s features. Mahon Park was considered the jewel of the City for many decades and we value it as such today.

Victoria Park

About

Centrally located along Lonsdale Avenue, this busy park provides a green oasis in the middle of the City. Victoria Park provides an excellent place to enjoy the seasons, take a stroll, have a picnic or relax in the sun. Victoria Park forms a key component of the City’s Green Necklace project, an urban greenway that will link parks, public spaces, and natural habitats and provide safe, alternative transportation options and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

History

Victoria Park was created as the first and central component of a system of boulevards and parks proposed and promoted as North Vancouver’s “Necklace of Parks”. Grand Boulevard and Mahon Park are the other remaining elements of this scheme. In 1905 area residents began clearing the forest for Victoria Park. By 1910 the park had been laid out with formal pathways sweeping through the park, lined with European species of trees. Today you can find over 100 of these original trees remain and in the eastern half of the park you will find the recently restored Cenotaph and Commemorative Flame.

Restaurants:

Sushi Katsu

Japanese Restaurant Sushi Katsu was founded by a group of individuals who have been serving Japanese cuisine to the Lonsdale community for over 15 years. They provide fresh, high quality traditional Japanese Cuisine at an affordable price.

Besides the traditional Japanese cuisine, they also offer some excellent Chinese dishes.

Sushi Katsu is located in North Vancouver at the corner of 19th St and Lonsdale.
The restaurant has over 3000 square feet of indoor seating, and 60 seats on our beautiful covered patio.

Team Clarke favourite: order off menu: Tuna Tataki

Sushi Bella

The first location of Sushi Bella Restaurant opened in North Vancouver. The restaurant is full of choices in menu with trendy French-Japanese fusion dishes. They are committed to provide all of our precious guests with the ultimate dining experience.

In all of their original creations, we incorporate the traditional roots of Japanese cuisine with western and specifically West Coast influences using only the highest quality ingredients.

Team Clarke favourite:
Drunken Tiger Roll

Whitespot
2205 Lonsdale
North Vancouver, BC

Phone: (604) 987-0024
Email: [email protected]

Hours
Sun – Thurs 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Fri – Sat 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM

Take Out: 310 – SPOT (7768)

Team Clarke Favourite:
Pirate Pack with macaroni & cheese for kids, and the Legendary with Cheese platter for adults!

Krua Thai

Since 1995, this courteous & cozy restaurant is the North Shore’s first & original house of Thai cuisine.Traditional Thai meals are nutritious, healthy with fragrant herbs and exotic spices, such as lemongrass, chili peppers, sweet Thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, ginger, coriander, garlic & coconut milk.

Team Clarke Favourite:
17. KANG KA-REE (Gai, Nuer, or Moo) with Chicken

Shopping:

Ellie’s Candy

Walking into Ellie’s Candy Lane is an exercise in nostalgia, in the best kind of way.
The softly lit shop is lined with jars, boxes and bins filled with brightly coloured gummies, jellybeans, chocolates, and plenty of other childhood favourites.
Owner Meenpal Wilson, a friendly, petite woman who encourages her customers to “try before they buy,” says she opened her doors mostly out of a love for the sweet stuff.

Ellie’s Candy Lane is located at 1931 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver.

London Drugs

2032 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 2K5

Phone: (604) 448-4805

Store Amenities

Pharmacy (604) 980-3661
Audio/Video Dept. (604) 980-8533
Computer Dept. (604) 984-4061
Cosmetics (604) 988-4786
Photo/Electronics (604) 984-4261
Photo Finishing (604) 988-5286
General Merchandise (604) 448-4805
Insurance Dept. (604) 980-5774

Store Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Holidays: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

North Shore Ski & Board

North Shore Ski & Board has been serving all your action sports needs for over 30 years!

They’ve seen a ton of changes over the years but one thing has been consistent… The desire to share their knowledge and set you up with quality gear for all the great sports we’re into.

So be sure to think of North Shore Ski & Board the next time you’re looking for a new kiteboard, sail, snowboard, helmet, wetsuit, ski jacket, pair of goggles etc.

1625 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J5
(604) 987-7245
Email: [email protected]

Community:

Centennial Theatre

Officially opening its doors in 1966, Centennial Theatre was built to commemorate the centennial celebrations of Canada. Since that time, Centennial Theatre has been home to many community and professional organizations including North Shore Light Opera, Uncle Randy Productions, Sinfonia – Orchestra of the North Shore, many local schools and dance schools.

Centennial Theatre is a 705 seat municipally managed theatre and is owned by the City of North Vancouver, and operated by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission under a Joint Use By-Law with operating funds from both the City and the District of North Vancouver.

Centennial Theatre is continuing to expand its presenting season, as well as remaining a supportive rental venue for many community organizations. We are visited by between 100,000 and 120,000 patrons and performers each year.

Generations of North Shore families have been performers and audience members at Centennial Theatre, and we look forward to generations more.

Lions Gate Hospital

Serving a population of over 130,000, The Lions Gate Hospital is the North Shore of Vancouver’s only hospital. Lions Gate Hospital provides a full range of general and many specialized acute care services. A recognized trauma centre, the hospital has 268 beds, seven operating rooms, and a variety of diagnostic services and equipment. It is the fourth busiest hospital in Vancouver and one of only five neurosurgery centres in B.C.

As a business in North Vancouver, we were asked almost weekly for charitable contributions. Our late founder, Shirley Clarke felt that it would be most beneficial for us to focus our charitable efforts towards a common good for all those who live on the North Shore. For years Shirley raised money for the Lions Gate Hospital and the North Shore hospice through her annual pumpkin patch and also gave generously herself. Today you will see a bed and plaque at the hospital dedicated to her. Shirley headed the North Shore Realtors Emergency Ward Campaign, helping to raise awareness and funds for the new Emergency Ward at Lions Gate Hospital. After Shirley’s passing in 2010, it was her wish that all future Team Clarke fundraising benefit the ALS BC loan program which benefits all ALS patients in the province of British Columbia. To donate please visit http://www.alsdirective.org/donate-now.html or http://alsbc.ca/donate/

Lions Gate Hosptial Information

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, through the support of our donors, has invested more than $50 million in new medical equipment, facility improvements, staff education and research over the last 6 years. Their vision is to inspire giving in continued support of the highest quality health care for the following facilities and programs:

  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Evergreen House
  • Cedar Garden
  • Cedarview Lodge
  • Kiwanis Care Centre
  • Margaret Fulton Adult Day Centre
  • North Shore Hospice
  • West Vancouver Adult Day Centre
  • Community Health Programs
  • Mental Health & Addictions Programs

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Lions Gate Hospice

Since 1982, LGHS has advocated for quality palliative care on the North Shore. Recently, the long-time dream of having a stand-alone hospice for North Shore residents is becoming a reality. LGHS was one of four parthers involved in the fund-raising for and planning of the North Shore Hospice. In addition, and a result of a generous bequest, LGHS contributed $500,000 to the construction of the North Shore Hospice. The Resource Centre in the new Hospice is named after the Lions Gate Hospice Society in memory of Mr. Werner Zimmerman

Lions Gate Hospice is committed to supporting the provision of quality end-of-life care on the North Shore..

Team Clarke is a proud supporter of the Lions Gate Hospice. We helped to raise funds for the building of the centre and as a family we donated a vibrant painting to the front family room for all to enjoy. We understand the needs of palliative care for both patients and families on the North Shore and are grateful that such an amazing facility now exists for our community.

ICBC – Driver Services Centre

Need a new driver’s license or time to renew, you will need to visit the local Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Driver’s Services Centre.

125 East 13th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3L2
(604) 661-2255
www.icbc.com
M-Fr 8:30-4:30

 

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