Residents fought the development project for years. Near the park is the state's first Roman Catholic cathedral, which held the title of St. James Cathedral until 1907 when the See and the bishop were transferred to Seattle. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. From trees to provinces to politicians, the background of every unique street name in the City of Vancouver. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. And partly because it seemed like a fun project to embark on, and an interesting service to provide to the public. Trees always play an important role in Vancouver. Two that aren’t named for people, but are worth highlighting. 's original training school for nurses. They are what bind a city together — and the names they are given often make little sense a century later. While nearly 90 per cent of Vancouver's named streets have some sort of backstory written down, linked to a specific person, thing or event, there are 62 streets with no clear link to anything, from Adanac (literally just “Canada” spelled backwards) to Wehnonah. A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site. We certainly still regret the fact these trees were sacrificed for an unwelcome townhouse development that alters the whole character of the neighbourhood…”, Stop the presses–council errs on side of caution It is part of an impressive line of trees shielding the Chestnut Street, triple-winged apartment building from the busy street. 2304 W 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC. Warner Bros. has issued a statement after being slammed by members of the disability community over the depiction of Anne Hathaway’s character in … And there could have been more: in the 1960s, the city wanted to name seven streets in the Musqueam Park subdivision after golfers. Ruth Hamilton, president of Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners’ Association, which opposes the project, learned the trees had been axed when an association member emailed her with photos. There are a bunch of streets in Vancouver named after trees. It is my favourite tree in Van. This official site has been established by the Town of Qualicum Beach to provide its residents and visitors from around the world with easy access to Town information and services. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. I was used to being surrounded by old evergreen forests and large cedars that creaked when the breeze blew through their tops. You can find the main post here. Like many South Asian immigrants at the time, he joined the lumber industry and went on to own Goldwood Industries on Mitchell Island, one of the oldest sawmills in B.C. The value of the bonus was estimated at about $4 million. The name Arbutus will be familiar to Vancouverites from the section of streets named after trees in Kitsilano. Not sure what kind of tree this is, and there are certainly other larger, wider, leafier cousins nearby, but something about this one showing off it’s ground support stands out. “The appearance of the site is worse than we thought it would be–worse than we imagined,” she said Wednesday. In the past two years, the city planted 16,000 trees on the streets and through residential areas. (Vancouver Archives)But she also introduced the province's first comprehensive sex-ed education and created a new school funding formula that reduced the financial burden of municipalities. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. … The property was rezoned under former mayor Sam Sullivan’s council. Vancouver honoured a few places on this continent as well, including Broadway, named in the hopes it would become the equivalent of the one in New York City. It has huge flowers on it. These include a few B.C. This particular tree is located along the west sidewalk as you approach the Burrard Bridge coming from Cornwall. Directors of the CPR who never visited the city. The City’s Street Name Committee will be presenting a report to City Council that would see a one-block component of MacDonald between West 16th and 17th renamed Bonsai Street. For info on Victoria's flowering street trees, see the archived post here. Birch trees My family had recently moved to Vancouver from Port Hardy. A couple of items from this Thursday’s Vancouver Courier that will be of interest. From wealthy landowners to prominent politicians, the figures behind our street names tell this city’s story from the days prior to the confederation. Mme Nature did all the design work. I used to live in the house at the corner of 19th and Balsam when I first moved to Vancouver. The Garry Oak is a medium sized tree with thick dark grey bark and a round canopy. And finally, Vancouver has 20 streets named for battles that happened in Europe. Awesome tree? And a lot of them ended up being named for employees, or CP Rail directors, or in one case (Marguerite Street) the daughter of the CP chairman. The tupelo tree is native to the Eastern United States. Including a few B.C. And finally, there is Worthington Drive and Worthington Place — one of the few places in Vancouver where a seemingly duplicate name is for two separate people. Arbutus trees are known for their beauty. People take some getting used to. Perhaps all records, like trees, eventually fall – making it all the more important for us to appreciate them while they still stand. We also have a lot of things, particularly in False Creek, named in honour of industrial activities we used to do, from Industrial Avenue to Bucketwheel. Elm, Birch, Cypress don't always progress in alphabetic order? The second is a piece by Allan Garr on the West End tulip tree that was referenced on this blog last week. But a systematic look at the names of Vancouver's streets has never happened, because nobody in their right mind would try and analyze every single street in this city...until now. In the 1920s and 1930s there were a lot of new subdivisions, which required a lot of new street names. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Not only that, our streets were very much named after any/everything people could when the city plan was drafted. The first is a piece by Naoibh O’Commor about the removal of trees at a Granville and 16th development site. Under the category of "people who were involved in defining how the city was built," are a number of engineers or surveyors who worked for either railways or various levels of governments. In fact, when you add it all up, over 10 per cent of Vancouver streets are named for British people, places, or royals. Chaldecott, a wealthy landowner who also has a park named after him, but only because he gave away 12 acres of land as compensation for not paying taxes. From Wikipedia: "Groups of streets in one area are sometimes named using a particular theme.A well-known example is in Philadelphia, where the major east-west streets in William Penn's original plan for the city carry the names of trees: from north to south, these were Vine, Sassafras, Mulberry, Market (not a tree), Chestnut, Walnut, Locust, Spruce, Pine. Each costs upward of $450, counting two years of maintenance. And of the six streets in the far northeast of the city named for universities, four are also in England (Yale and McGill streets being the two outliers). But when it comes to our natural heritage — that great commonwealth of green and blue that one sees on all the postcards — the ability to use the density bonusing as a preservation tool begins to run into difficulty. The first street named after a tree existed as early as in 1874, and many more street were named in this fashion by L.A. Hamilton in later years. Bonsai is the Japanese word for the art of growing trees or woody plants shaped as trees in small containers. This Great Tree is on the west of Fir on the North side of West 12th. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Samuel Greer owned land next to Kits Beach, but the government gave it to CP Rail as part of 6,000 acres bequeathed to them for building the railway terminus in Vancouver. The City of Vancouver has a long tradition of naming streets after trees and plants. The suburb next door is Gordon. Formerly the Worm Wood Forest, refers to the trees growing in the 10 km 2 surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and is one of several of the Chernobyl disaster effects on April 26, 1986. She also co-founded St. Luke's, one of Vancouver's first hospitals, and according to The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, was called the "Florence Nightingale of the City" for her work during the smallpox epidemic of the 1890s. The Garry Oak is a native tree of British Columbia. They are native to British Columbia. ... Fruit Valley Road–Because of the large number of orchard trees planted in this neighborhood in the late 1800s, residents named the area Fruit Valley. ©2019 CBC/Radio-Canada. An interactive map with every category can be found here, questions around representation on city-owned assets. It’s a tool with which planners, guided by Council, have used to support the development or enhancement of important public benefits – parks, community facilities, and public art to name a few. The City maintains trees that line Vancouver’s streets and trees in parks. The Park Board, he said, needs a one-to-one replacement strategy so that when trees are taken down they are replaced by one of the same species. It’s a great medium size tree without many insect or disease problems in Vancouver. I chose this tree  – an Ash – among a few others because it is so perfectly formed–without any help from us. Park trees and private trees are not included in the inventory.Tree records that do not have coordinates data will not show up in the map view; consult the table view for full listing. Everyday when I left the house I would pluck a few plums and have a delicious snack for the day. The majestic tree canopies that shade Vancouver’s streets are being frittered away, warns a local heritage group. Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group. But it has no streets with the actual name of a local Indigenous person. The downtown, the trials and triumphs… she has seen them. Ryan Reynolds refuses to have Vancouver street named on him; Jokes about what people will say if traffic sucks ... how some gurdwaras are named after trees. For the first time, Heritage Vancouver is listing Vancouver’s historic street trees on their annual “Top Ten Endangered Sites” list. Heritage preservation, as a type of public good, has also been factored into this process — and through this scheme various aspects of Vancouver’s material culture have been supported. Earlier today City Council has voted against providing a heritage density bonus to a West End developer. The origins of all 651 street names in Vancouver | CBC News She stands there launching at the buildings around her. “We think it is a huge waste of trees and that green area. Jack Uppal was a philanthropist and business leader who came to B.C. Near the park is the state's first Roman Catholic cathedral, which held the title of St. James Cathedral until 1907 when the See and the bishop were transferred to Seattle. Just Bucketwheel. Although the names certainly do not reflect a multicultural population — and Vancouver has for long received criticism for that. Over the years, density bonusing has acted as an important tool in Vancouver’s city-building methodology. In Vancouver, where you can find a tree hugger behind every bush, Liriodendron tulipifera is a rare and cherished species, or so we have been led to believe. After writing down key descriptors for each street, we then separated them into categories, using the category we thought most applicable. We’re covered over 45 per cent of Vancouver’s unique names now, by the way. Because we then have streets named for people because of their connection to George Vancouver, whether for his shipmates (Broughton Street), his friends (Point Grey Road), or other explorers he met (Quadra Street). Sometimes, an old house (Bella-Vista Street) or hotel (New Brighton) was so beloved that a street gets named after it. Named after old linden trees around the property, the development has a total of 30 units, including 10 which are fully accessible. In 1867, four years before British Columbia joined the Confederation, it was referred to as a small neighbourhood called Gastown, named after John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, the first settler of the region, who opened a bar near the Burrard Inlet and got really popular for it. She stands so tall, and so stands so long. Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him. Streets. There are more streets in Vancouver named for golf courses (26) than there are for women (14) and people of colour (5) combined. One for the Olympics (Athletes Way) and two for Expo 86 (Expo Boulevard and Canada Place). Greer shot the sheriff (who survived) before eventually being arrested. For a council that has been accused of shooting before it aims, both exhibit a surprising level of caution. LOL you should see the names of the streets here they are named after spices, and in another neighborhood they all are named after something to do with car racing there's this street calle Grand Prix wy. There's also a number of business owners who created companies in Vancouver that are still known to this day, like Bentall Street and Rogers Street. Vancouver’s oldest street trees in Victory Square Park, several of the enormous Broad-Leaf Maples planted in 1897 have been cut down and only the stumps remain. Beach Avenue is named such because it’s next to the Beach, Boundary Road because it’s the boundary between Vancouver and Burnaby, Main Street because … you get the picture. For info on Victoria's flowering street trees, see the archived post here. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. An interactive map with every category can be found here. On Wednesday crews chopped up tree stumps at the now barren site by Granville Street and McRae Avenue. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. The solution: a new name for this tiny branch of a road… and a nice nod to the Japanese art of ornamental dwarf trees. And that’s why the stretch of tree names in the centre of Vancouver seemingly has no order to it. They came, they saw, they...well, it’s complicated, but what isn’t complicated is that we have plenty of streets named for explorers: 15 from Britain, eight from Spain, seven from France, and one from Danish explorer Vitus Bering. Lots of streets named after trees; Granville Street. Young tupelo in parking lot. Work to remove dozens of trees started last week. According to city planner Brent Toderian, that would be roughly equivalent to the additional cost the developer would incur to develop underground parking without taking out the tree…. And also six people whose biggest claim to fame was chopping down trees for houses and roads, along with five streets named after owners and operators of the Hastings Sawmill. What makes this a Great Tree is the root system bulging from the earth, showing a long, tentacle-like grip on the soil. Now getting to people a little bit closer to home, occasionally the city named a street after someone associated primarily with Canada, but not necessarily B.C., like Prime Ministers John A. Macdonald, Alexander Mackenzie, and Wilfrid Laurier. These streets, mostly located on the east side of the city, are also fairly self-explanatory. And then there's B.C. For the first time, the city’s historic street trees have been included in Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of endangered heritage sites. Beech. On Monday (Dec. 7), six activists stood their ground along Bugaboo Creek to stop Surrey-based logging company Teal Jones Group from clear-cut logging in the area. Street where pretty much all the clubs are located in Downtown Vancouver; Robson Street. Time outside? Among them are two separate streets (Cecil street and Rhodes street) named for a British colonialist, Cecil Rhodes, whose name was recently removed from a local school. As well, the City of Vancouver now has a committee for naming streets, and questions around representation on city-owned assets arise more often. This app tells you the name of every tree planted on Vancouver, BC's city streets 20-1) Minimum 6' Planting Strip Width Call (360) 487-8332 for a site inspection before planting a street tree. As a young man, Leopold Bloch-Bauer fled from Austria when the Nazis invaded, and because he was Jewish had his assets seized, and according to the New York Times "sold for a fraction of its value to a Nazi sympathizer.". Shawn: because Rosedale and Forest Hill come off as generic “pleasantville” names, the early conservative suburbs of the time. First draw in the Great Trees contest takes place Monday. 10 which are fully accessible people that frankly were hard to put forward the name Vancouver itself once. Name name Cultivar ( in FT ) ( in FT ) ( FT. Architect Abe Rogatnick ’ s why the stretch of tree streets may just find themselves joined a... 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