. The property was rezoned under former mayor Sam Sullivan’s council. Boyle set out 350 prune trees on the hill. The City of Vancouver has a long tradition of naming streets after trees and plants. I’m sure you’ve seen her. The origins of all 651 street names in Vancouver | CBC News Lots of streets named after trees; Granville Street. Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group. Two decisions at city council’s last planning and environment committee meeting are worth noting. The pre-construction clearcut exposes to passersby Nichol House–a 1913 heritage building whose exterior is being preserved–and a white-coloured mansion on Granville Street. A push to have a street named after Ryan Reynolds in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada has hit a bump in the road. We also have a few Vancouver people who did things like build ships or found museums, or the wife of a postmaster, and are hard to put in any one category. Arbutus trees are known for their beauty. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. If you are looking for information about the Town of Qualicum Beach, you have come to the right place. But many of them are mostly known, a century later, because they owned land when Vancouver was being founded. They are what bind a city together — and the names they are given often make little sense a century later. Yan says dialogue about renaming streets is long overdue. 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. Two that aren’t named for people, but are worth highlighting. Hey, we’re now under 50 streets! She’s impossible not to notice. You can’t help but see her. He lost his land, but lived for another 35 years. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation. But wait, we’re not close to being done with names from a different continent. And then there's B.C. Including a few B.C. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Esther Short Park in the heart of the city, named after a redoubtable Vancouver pioneer, is the oldest public park in the Northwest. It’s a great medium size tree without many insect or disease problems in Vancouver. (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. And for CPR to make money off that land, it needed to be cleared, surveyed, and filled with streets. The amount of leaves this tree drops come autumn also makes it a contender as a Great Tree. But Greer refused to leave the land, so the government sent a sheriff to arrest him. I used to live in the house at the corner of 19th and Balsam when I first moved to Vancouver. Golf courses in Scotland (Muirfield Drive), and England (Hoylake Avenue) and several places, including three in the Toronto area, are honoured with street names in Vancouver, mostly around Fraserview Golf Course. Here’s a few excerpts to whet your appetite…, Axes fell trees at controversial development; Residents oppose loss of green area These are self-explanatory, and mostly along the same stretch of land between VGH and Mt. We’re covered over 45 per cent of Vancouver’s unique names now, by the way. But we'll leave other articles to settle out which ones are more or less worthy than others. 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 The mapmakers gave these streets arbitrary names: Front (now Water Street), Willow (now Cordova Street), Water (now Carrall Street), Wood (now Abbott Street). The Pigeon Park Giant. Some of them have a direct connection to Canada (Dieppe Place, Normandy Drive, Vimy Crescent), but there are also two from the Crimean War (Alma and Balaclava), two from the Napoleonic Wars (Waterloo and Trafalgar), and one from the War of Spanish Succession (Blenheim), all of which were named at the same time in 1907, at the suggestion of a woman named Miss Dora Bulwer. Gehr: The name of a station stop on the streetcar which ran from Vancouver to Orchards survives in Gehr Road, which crosses SR 500 at 112th Street. UPDATE (February 28, 2010): The Finnerty apple tree at UVic is gone. Located near Mitchell Island, Vancouver council created Jack Uppal Street in 2016 — the first street in Vancouver directly named for a South Asian person. Urban Forest News – West End Tulip, Shaughnessy Tree Loss, Ground support: a tentacle-like grip on the soil, Kits Beach: Weeping willows, sweeping majesty, Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group, Camera? “If you look at the great cities around the world,” said Donald Luxton, president of Heritage Vancouver, “one of the things that helps define them are boulevards and canopies — and we’re losing ours.”. Trees always play an important role in Vancouver. Speaking of Indigenous names, Vancouver has four streets for First Nations with territory far from here (including Mohawk Street), four streets for Indigenous people whose ancestral lands aren’t in Vancouver (including War of 1812 hero Tecumseh Avenue), and three streets with anglicized spellings of local Indigenous people or names. 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. 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. Press J to jump to the feed. Perhaps all records, like trees, eventually fall – making it all the more important for us to appreciate them while they still stand. There are more streets in Vancouver named for golf courses (26) than there are for women (14) and people of colour (5) combined. There are a bunch of streets in Vancouver named after trees. The downtown, the trials and triumphs… she has seen them. There are so many wonderful trees in Vancouver, all of which I’d like to adopt… Personally? Everyday when I left the house I would pluck a few plums and have a delicious snack for the day. 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. Streets. The suburb next door is Gordon. The tupelo tree is native to the Eastern United States. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. But we’re not done with Europeans quite yet. Where we all give up, she cries a little and grows some more. 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. It may not be the best explanation. The majestic tree canopies that shade Vancouver’s streets are being frittered away, warns a local heritage group. Some of these street names are now controversial, because of their policies towards Indigenous people or immigrants. 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. And finally, Vancouver has 20 streets named for battles that happened in Europe. With that out of the way, here are the origins all 651 streets in Vancouver. Beech. These include a few B.C. Linden Tree Place is a 4-storey residence for people with disabilities and seniors in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Recognizing the numerous benefits trees provide, the City is making an investment in the future by caring for the trees we have and planting many more trees throughout the city. Elm, Birch, Cypress don't always progress in alphabetic order? Virtually the entire city of Vancouver is named in a haphazard way, with city councils (and in Vancouver's very early days, a rail company) approving new names with no formal process. The map shows three hotels-Sunnyside Hotel, Granville Hotel, and “Gassy Jack’s” Deighton Hotel-as well as a dozen smaller buildings including shops, a meat packing plant, boarding houses, cow barn, real estate office and Chinese wash house. A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site. 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. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. She stands there launching at the buildings around her. The name changed from Strawberry Knoll in 1883 when M.A. For the first time, the city’s historic street trees have been included in Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of endangered heritage sites. The Garry Oak is a medium sized tree with thick dark grey bark and a round canopy. I was used to being surrounded by old evergreen forests and large cedars that creaked when the breeze blew through their tops. These streets, mostly located on the east side of the city, are also fairly self-explanatory. They are but one large category of streets in this city... ...as are 28 local politicians, including 10 Vancouver mayors... And people like school trustees and senior city staff. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Vancouver loves naming streets for golf courses — especially if those courses aren't in Vancouver. 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. 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. I’m pretty sure I have a tree gene so I’d marry one if the law allowed. The 100 Best Songs Of 2020 (Nos. A couple of items from this Thursday’s Vancouver Courier that will be of interest. Literally and virtually and actually unclimbable. It seemed like any chance he could, Young would push for streets to be named after the books and characters created by 19th century Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. One for the Olympics (Athletes Way) and two for Expo 86 (Expo Boulevard and Canada Place). 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. Along with the longest-serving owner (Frank Griffiths) and general manager (Pat Quinn) of the Vancouver Canucks, whose names surround Rogers Arena. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. In fact, when you add it all up, over 10 per cent of Vancouver streets are named for British people, places, or royals. 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. 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. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. Nobody did, but 90 years later, we thought that would make a good story for a street name. 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. 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 ©2019 CBC/Radio-Canada. Bonsai is the Japanese word for the art of growing trees or woody plants shaped as trees in small containers. 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. We took the City of Vancouver's open data set on public streets, eliminated duplicates and numbered avenues, leaving us with 651 unique street names. But it certainly is the most unique. Council was asked to consider allowing a developer–represented by Bing Thom’s firm of architects–an additional six storeys on a 12-storey building in exchange for not axing the tree. Pleasant, though it’s unclear why neither Newfoundland and Labrador nor the Northwest Territories have been given a street in the decades since they were founded. Never has a tree been decorated and seen so much as the Giant. Vancouver Courier; June 18, 2010; Allen Garr. These streets of tree names tell us the cultivation of trees in Vancouver. The second is a piece by Allan Garr on the West End tulip tree that was referenced on this blog last week. Over the years, density bonusing has acted as an important tool in Vancouver’s city-building methodology. Elizabeth Walker, in her book Street Names of Vancouver (1999), writes (excerpted): “Lauchlin Hamilton, the CPR’s surveyor and, later, a land commissioner, is considered the ‘father’ of Vancouver.... he named the streets from Heather to Vine... in his 1887 survey.” Larch, Balsam and Vine Streets, which were named after the … Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him. Shawn: because Rosedale and Forest Hill come off as generic “pleasantville” names, the early conservative suburbs of the time. Name Name Cultivar (in FT) (in FT) Shape Features/Considerations Tolerant Utilities Type ... City of Vancouver Street Tree Selection. Before entering politics, Rolston was the president of the Vancouver Council of Women. At the whim of the local government or property developer. Douglas died on August 9, likely during Operation Totalize. politicians. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. The particular segment is adjacent to a brief jog and split in MacDonald that has created some confusion over the years (both the jog and this one block split are both called “MacDonald” even though they run parallel). The CPR surveyor in charge of naming much of the city, Lauchlan Hamilton, wanted all the tree names on CPR lands to go in alphabetical order, but according to lore, he left town for a while after giving his orders, and when he returned, found out his assistants forgot about that while submitting drafts, and it was too late to change things. 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. They are native to British Columbia. One had to do with the house and West Side property that are part of the late venerable architect Abe Rogatnick’s estate. Names pulled at random from the British Admiralty Registry from the Battle of Trafalgar, trees, then provinces. It is my favourite tree in Van. There is a small magnolia tree right on the corner of Haro and Bidwell. Greer shot the sheriff (who survived) before eventually being arrested. Where to find Nyssa sylvatica: In Vancouver: Gravely Street on the east side of Nanaimo St. Under the process, extra allowable height (“density”) is permitted on a given project, and in exchange for this, developers provide a public good. Four years later, Vancouver council approved naming two streets after the battles, side by side, next to Falaise Park near Rupert Street in East Vancouver. The name Vancouver itself had once upon a time been very different. From trees to provinces to politicians, the background of every unique street name in the City of Vancouver. An interactive map with every category can be found here, questions around representation on city-owned assets. 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. He has been credited with uniting his community and fighting discrimination. 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Boyle set out 350 prune trees on the hill. The City of Vancouver has a long tradition of naming streets after trees and plants. I’m sure you’ve seen her. The origins of all 651 street names in Vancouver | CBC News Lots of streets named after trees; Granville Street. Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group. Two decisions at city council’s last planning and environment committee meeting are worth noting. The pre-construction clearcut exposes to passersby Nichol House–a 1913 heritage building whose exterior is being preserved–and a white-coloured mansion on Granville Street. A push to have a street named after Ryan Reynolds in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada has hit a bump in the road. We also have a few Vancouver people who did things like build ships or found museums, or the wife of a postmaster, and are hard to put in any one category. Arbutus trees are known for their beauty. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. If you are looking for information about the Town of Qualicum Beach, you have come to the right place. But many of them are mostly known, a century later, because they owned land when Vancouver was being founded. They are what bind a city together — and the names they are given often make little sense a century later. Yan says dialogue about renaming streets is long overdue. 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. Two that aren’t named for people, but are worth highlighting. Hey, we’re now under 50 streets! She’s impossible not to notice. You can’t help but see her. He lost his land, but lived for another 35 years. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation. But wait, we’re not close to being done with names from a different continent. And then there's B.C. Including a few B.C. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Esther Short Park in the heart of the city, named after a redoubtable Vancouver pioneer, is the oldest public park in the Northwest. It’s a great medium size tree without many insect or disease problems in Vancouver. (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. And for CPR to make money off that land, it needed to be cleared, surveyed, and filled with streets. The amount of leaves this tree drops come autumn also makes it a contender as a Great Tree. But Greer refused to leave the land, so the government sent a sheriff to arrest him. I used to live in the house at the corner of 19th and Balsam when I first moved to Vancouver. Golf courses in Scotland (Muirfield Drive), and England (Hoylake Avenue) and several places, including three in the Toronto area, are honoured with street names in Vancouver, mostly around Fraserview Golf Course. Here’s a few excerpts to whet your appetite…, Axes fell trees at controversial development; Residents oppose loss of green area These are self-explanatory, and mostly along the same stretch of land between VGH and Mt. We’re covered over 45 per cent of Vancouver’s unique names now, by the way. But we'll leave other articles to settle out which ones are more or less worthy than others. 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 The mapmakers gave these streets arbitrary names: Front (now Water Street), Willow (now Cordova Street), Water (now Carrall Street), Wood (now Abbott Street). The Pigeon Park Giant. Some of them have a direct connection to Canada (Dieppe Place, Normandy Drive, Vimy Crescent), but there are also two from the Crimean War (Alma and Balaclava), two from the Napoleonic Wars (Waterloo and Trafalgar), and one from the War of Spanish Succession (Blenheim), all of which were named at the same time in 1907, at the suggestion of a woman named Miss Dora Bulwer. Gehr: The name of a station stop on the streetcar which ran from Vancouver to Orchards survives in Gehr Road, which crosses SR 500 at 112th Street. UPDATE (February 28, 2010): The Finnerty apple tree at UVic is gone. Located near Mitchell Island, Vancouver council created Jack Uppal Street in 2016 — the first street in Vancouver directly named for a South Asian person. Urban Forest News – West End Tulip, Shaughnessy Tree Loss, Ground support: a tentacle-like grip on the soil, Kits Beach: Weeping willows, sweeping majesty, Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group, Camera? “If you look at the great cities around the world,” said Donald Luxton, president of Heritage Vancouver, “one of the things that helps define them are boulevards and canopies — and we’re losing ours.”. Trees always play an important role in Vancouver. Speaking of Indigenous names, Vancouver has four streets for First Nations with territory far from here (including Mohawk Street), four streets for Indigenous people whose ancestral lands aren’t in Vancouver (including War of 1812 hero Tecumseh Avenue), and three streets with anglicized spellings of local Indigenous people or names. 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. 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. Press J to jump to the feed. Perhaps all records, like trees, eventually fall – making it all the more important for us to appreciate them while they still stand. There are more streets in Vancouver named for golf courses (26) than there are for women (14) and people of colour (5) combined. There are a bunch of streets in Vancouver named after trees. The downtown, the trials and triumphs… she has seen them. There are so many wonderful trees in Vancouver, all of which I’d like to adopt… Personally? Everyday when I left the house I would pluck a few plums and have a delicious snack for the day. 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. Streets. The suburb next door is Gordon. The tupelo tree is native to the Eastern United States. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. But we’re not done with Europeans quite yet. Where we all give up, she cries a little and grows some more. 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. It may not be the best explanation. The majestic tree canopies that shade Vancouver’s streets are being frittered away, warns a local heritage group. Some of these street names are now controversial, because of their policies towards Indigenous people or immigrants. 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. And finally, Vancouver has 20 streets named for battles that happened in Europe. With that out of the way, here are the origins all 651 streets in Vancouver. Beech. These include a few B.C. Linden Tree Place is a 4-storey residence for people with disabilities and seniors in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Recognizing the numerous benefits trees provide, the City is making an investment in the future by caring for the trees we have and planting many more trees throughout the city. Elm, Birch, Cypress don't always progress in alphabetic order? Virtually the entire city of Vancouver is named in a haphazard way, with city councils (and in Vancouver's very early days, a rail company) approving new names with no formal process. The map shows three hotels-Sunnyside Hotel, Granville Hotel, and “Gassy Jack’s” Deighton Hotel-as well as a dozen smaller buildings including shops, a meat packing plant, boarding houses, cow barn, real estate office and Chinese wash house. A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site. 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. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. She stands there launching at the buildings around her. The name changed from Strawberry Knoll in 1883 when M.A. For the first time, the city’s historic street trees have been included in Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of endangered heritage sites. The Garry Oak is a medium sized tree with thick dark grey bark and a round canopy. I was used to being surrounded by old evergreen forests and large cedars that creaked when the breeze blew through their tops. These streets, mostly located on the east side of the city, are also fairly self-explanatory. They are but one large category of streets in this city... ...as are 28 local politicians, including 10 Vancouver mayors... And people like school trustees and senior city staff. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Vancouver loves naming streets for golf courses — especially if those courses aren't in Vancouver. 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. 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. I’m pretty sure I have a tree gene so I’d marry one if the law allowed. The 100 Best Songs Of 2020 (Nos. A couple of items from this Thursday’s Vancouver Courier that will be of interest. Literally and virtually and actually unclimbable. It seemed like any chance he could, Young would push for streets to be named after the books and characters created by 19th century Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. One for the Olympics (Athletes Way) and two for Expo 86 (Expo Boulevard and Canada Place). 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. Along with the longest-serving owner (Frank Griffiths) and general manager (Pat Quinn) of the Vancouver Canucks, whose names surround Rogers Arena. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. In fact, when you add it all up, over 10 per cent of Vancouver streets are named for British people, places, or royals. 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. 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. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. Nobody did, but 90 years later, we thought that would make a good story for a street name. 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. 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 ©2019 CBC/Radio-Canada. Bonsai is the Japanese word for the art of growing trees or woody plants shaped as trees in small containers. 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. We took the City of Vancouver's open data set on public streets, eliminated duplicates and numbered avenues, leaving us with 651 unique street names. But it certainly is the most unique. Council was asked to consider allowing a developer–represented by Bing Thom’s firm of architects–an additional six storeys on a 12-storey building in exchange for not axing the tree. Pleasant, though it’s unclear why neither Newfoundland and Labrador nor the Northwest Territories have been given a street in the decades since they were founded. Never has a tree been decorated and seen so much as the Giant. Vancouver Courier; June 18, 2010; Allen Garr. These streets of tree names tell us the cultivation of trees in Vancouver. The second is a piece by Allan Garr on the West End tulip tree that was referenced on this blog last week. Over the years, density bonusing has acted as an important tool in Vancouver’s city-building methodology. Elizabeth Walker, in her book Street Names of Vancouver (1999), writes (excerpted): “Lauchlin Hamilton, the CPR’s surveyor and, later, a land commissioner, is considered the ‘father’ of Vancouver.... he named the streets from Heather to Vine... in his 1887 survey.” Larch, Balsam and Vine Streets, which were named after the … Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him. Shawn: because Rosedale and Forest Hill come off as generic “pleasantville” names, the early conservative suburbs of the time. Name Name Cultivar (in FT) (in FT) Shape Features/Considerations Tolerant Utilities Type ... City of Vancouver Street Tree Selection. Before entering politics, Rolston was the president of the Vancouver Council of Women. At the whim of the local government or property developer. Douglas died on August 9, likely during Operation Totalize. politicians. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. The particular segment is adjacent to a brief jog and split in MacDonald that has created some confusion over the years (both the jog and this one block split are both called “MacDonald” even though they run parallel). The CPR surveyor in charge of naming much of the city, Lauchlan Hamilton, wanted all the tree names on CPR lands to go in alphabetical order, but according to lore, he left town for a while after giving his orders, and when he returned, found out his assistants forgot about that while submitting drafts, and it was too late to change things. 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. They are native to British Columbia. One had to do with the house and West Side property that are part of the late venerable architect Abe Rogatnick’s estate. Names pulled at random from the British Admiralty Registry from the Battle of Trafalgar, trees, then provinces. It is my favourite tree in Van. There is a small magnolia tree right on the corner of Haro and Bidwell. Greer shot the sheriff (who survived) before eventually being arrested. Where to find Nyssa sylvatica: In Vancouver: Gravely Street on the east side of Nanaimo St. Under the process, extra allowable height (“density”) is permitted on a given project, and in exchange for this, developers provide a public good. Four years later, Vancouver council approved naming two streets after the battles, side by side, next to Falaise Park near Rupert Street in East Vancouver. The name Vancouver itself had once upon a time been very different. From trees to provinces to politicians, the background of every unique street name in the City of Vancouver. An interactive map with every category can be found here, questions around representation on city-owned assets. 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. He has been credited with uniting his community and fighting discrimination. 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. The property was rezoned under former mayor Sam Sullivan’s council. Boyle set out 350 prune trees on the hill. The City of Vancouver has a long tradition of naming streets after trees and plants. I’m sure you’ve seen her. The origins of all 651 street names in Vancouver | CBC News Lots of streets named after trees; Granville Street. Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group. Two decisions at city council’s last planning and environment committee meeting are worth noting. The pre-construction clearcut exposes to passersby Nichol House–a 1913 heritage building whose exterior is being preserved–and a white-coloured mansion on Granville Street. A push to have a street named after Ryan Reynolds in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada has hit a bump in the road. We also have a few Vancouver people who did things like build ships or found museums, or the wife of a postmaster, and are hard to put in any one category. Arbutus trees are known for their beauty. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. If you are looking for information about the Town of Qualicum Beach, you have come to the right place. But many of them are mostly known, a century later, because they owned land when Vancouver was being founded. They are what bind a city together — and the names they are given often make little sense a century later. Yan says dialogue about renaming streets is long overdue. 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. Two that aren’t named for people, but are worth highlighting. Hey, we’re now under 50 streets! She’s impossible not to notice. You can’t help but see her. He lost his land, but lived for another 35 years. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation. But wait, we’re not close to being done with names from a different continent. And then there's B.C. Including a few B.C. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Esther Short Park in the heart of the city, named after a redoubtable Vancouver pioneer, is the oldest public park in the Northwest. It’s a great medium size tree without many insect or disease problems in Vancouver. (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. And for CPR to make money off that land, it needed to be cleared, surveyed, and filled with streets. The amount of leaves this tree drops come autumn also makes it a contender as a Great Tree. But Greer refused to leave the land, so the government sent a sheriff to arrest him. I used to live in the house at the corner of 19th and Balsam when I first moved to Vancouver. Golf courses in Scotland (Muirfield Drive), and England (Hoylake Avenue) and several places, including three in the Toronto area, are honoured with street names in Vancouver, mostly around Fraserview Golf Course. Here’s a few excerpts to whet your appetite…, Axes fell trees at controversial development; Residents oppose loss of green area These are self-explanatory, and mostly along the same stretch of land between VGH and Mt. We’re covered over 45 per cent of Vancouver’s unique names now, by the way. But we'll leave other articles to settle out which ones are more or less worthy than others. 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 The mapmakers gave these streets arbitrary names: Front (now Water Street), Willow (now Cordova Street), Water (now Carrall Street), Wood (now Abbott Street). The Pigeon Park Giant. Some of them have a direct connection to Canada (Dieppe Place, Normandy Drive, Vimy Crescent), but there are also two from the Crimean War (Alma and Balaclava), two from the Napoleonic Wars (Waterloo and Trafalgar), and one from the War of Spanish Succession (Blenheim), all of which were named at the same time in 1907, at the suggestion of a woman named Miss Dora Bulwer. Gehr: The name of a station stop on the streetcar which ran from Vancouver to Orchards survives in Gehr Road, which crosses SR 500 at 112th Street. UPDATE (February 28, 2010): The Finnerty apple tree at UVic is gone. Located near Mitchell Island, Vancouver council created Jack Uppal Street in 2016 — the first street in Vancouver directly named for a South Asian person. Urban Forest News – West End Tulip, Shaughnessy Tree Loss, Ground support: a tentacle-like grip on the soil, Kits Beach: Weeping willows, sweeping majesty, Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group, Camera? “If you look at the great cities around the world,” said Donald Luxton, president of Heritage Vancouver, “one of the things that helps define them are boulevards and canopies — and we’re losing ours.”. Trees always play an important role in Vancouver. Speaking of Indigenous names, Vancouver has four streets for First Nations with territory far from here (including Mohawk Street), four streets for Indigenous people whose ancestral lands aren’t in Vancouver (including War of 1812 hero Tecumseh Avenue), and three streets with anglicized spellings of local Indigenous people or names. 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. 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. Press J to jump to the feed. Perhaps all records, like trees, eventually fall – making it all the more important for us to appreciate them while they still stand. There are more streets in Vancouver named for golf courses (26) than there are for women (14) and people of colour (5) combined. There are a bunch of streets in Vancouver named after trees. The downtown, the trials and triumphs… she has seen them. There are so many wonderful trees in Vancouver, all of which I’d like to adopt… Personally? Everyday when I left the house I would pluck a few plums and have a delicious snack for the day. 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. Streets. The suburb next door is Gordon. The tupelo tree is native to the Eastern United States. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. But we’re not done with Europeans quite yet. Where we all give up, she cries a little and grows some more. 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. It may not be the best explanation. The majestic tree canopies that shade Vancouver’s streets are being frittered away, warns a local heritage group. Some of these street names are now controversial, because of their policies towards Indigenous people or immigrants. 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. And finally, Vancouver has 20 streets named for battles that happened in Europe. With that out of the way, here are the origins all 651 streets in Vancouver. Beech. These include a few B.C. Linden Tree Place is a 4-storey residence for people with disabilities and seniors in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Recognizing the numerous benefits trees provide, the City is making an investment in the future by caring for the trees we have and planting many more trees throughout the city. Elm, Birch, Cypress don't always progress in alphabetic order? Virtually the entire city of Vancouver is named in a haphazard way, with city councils (and in Vancouver's very early days, a rail company) approving new names with no formal process. The map shows three hotels-Sunnyside Hotel, Granville Hotel, and “Gassy Jack’s” Deighton Hotel-as well as a dozen smaller buildings including shops, a meat packing plant, boarding houses, cow barn, real estate office and Chinese wash house. A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site. 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. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. She stands there launching at the buildings around her. The name changed from Strawberry Knoll in 1883 when M.A. For the first time, the city’s historic street trees have been included in Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of endangered heritage sites. The Garry Oak is a medium sized tree with thick dark grey bark and a round canopy. I was used to being surrounded by old evergreen forests and large cedars that creaked when the breeze blew through their tops. These streets, mostly located on the east side of the city, are also fairly self-explanatory. They are but one large category of streets in this city... ...as are 28 local politicians, including 10 Vancouver mayors... And people like school trustees and senior city staff. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Vancouver loves naming streets for golf courses — especially if those courses aren't in Vancouver. 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. 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. I’m pretty sure I have a tree gene so I’d marry one if the law allowed. The 100 Best Songs Of 2020 (Nos. A couple of items from this Thursday’s Vancouver Courier that will be of interest. Literally and virtually and actually unclimbable. It seemed like any chance he could, Young would push for streets to be named after the books and characters created by 19th century Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. One for the Olympics (Athletes Way) and two for Expo 86 (Expo Boulevard and Canada Place). 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. Along with the longest-serving owner (Frank Griffiths) and general manager (Pat Quinn) of the Vancouver Canucks, whose names surround Rogers Arena. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. In fact, when you add it all up, over 10 per cent of Vancouver streets are named for British people, places, or royals. 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. 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. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. Nobody did, but 90 years later, we thought that would make a good story for a street name. 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. 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 ©2019 CBC/Radio-Canada. Bonsai is the Japanese word for the art of growing trees or woody plants shaped as trees in small containers. 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. We took the City of Vancouver's open data set on public streets, eliminated duplicates and numbered avenues, leaving us with 651 unique street names. But it certainly is the most unique. Council was asked to consider allowing a developer–represented by Bing Thom’s firm of architects–an additional six storeys on a 12-storey building in exchange for not axing the tree. Pleasant, though it’s unclear why neither Newfoundland and Labrador nor the Northwest Territories have been given a street in the decades since they were founded. Never has a tree been decorated and seen so much as the Giant. Vancouver Courier; June 18, 2010; Allen Garr. These streets of tree names tell us the cultivation of trees in Vancouver. The second is a piece by Allan Garr on the West End tulip tree that was referenced on this blog last week. Over the years, density bonusing has acted as an important tool in Vancouver’s city-building methodology. Elizabeth Walker, in her book Street Names of Vancouver (1999), writes (excerpted): “Lauchlin Hamilton, the CPR’s surveyor and, later, a land commissioner, is considered the ‘father’ of Vancouver.... he named the streets from Heather to Vine... in his 1887 survey.” Larch, Balsam and Vine Streets, which were named after the … Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him. Shawn: because Rosedale and Forest Hill come off as generic “pleasantville” names, the early conservative suburbs of the time. Name Name Cultivar (in FT) (in FT) Shape Features/Considerations Tolerant Utilities Type ... City of Vancouver Street Tree Selection. Before entering politics, Rolston was the president of the Vancouver Council of Women. At the whim of the local government or property developer. Douglas died on August 9, likely during Operation Totalize. politicians. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. The particular segment is adjacent to a brief jog and split in MacDonald that has created some confusion over the years (both the jog and this one block split are both called “MacDonald” even though they run parallel). The CPR surveyor in charge of naming much of the city, Lauchlan Hamilton, wanted all the tree names on CPR lands to go in alphabetical order, but according to lore, he left town for a while after giving his orders, and when he returned, found out his assistants forgot about that while submitting drafts, and it was too late to change things. 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. They are native to British Columbia. One had to do with the house and West Side property that are part of the late venerable architect Abe Rogatnick’s estate. Names pulled at random from the British Admiralty Registry from the Battle of Trafalgar, trees, then provinces. It is my favourite tree in Van. There is a small magnolia tree right on the corner of Haro and Bidwell. Greer shot the sheriff (who survived) before eventually being arrested. Where to find Nyssa sylvatica: In Vancouver: Gravely Street on the east side of Nanaimo St. Under the process, extra allowable height (“density”) is permitted on a given project, and in exchange for this, developers provide a public good. Four years later, Vancouver council approved naming two streets after the battles, side by side, next to Falaise Park near Rupert Street in East Vancouver. The name Vancouver itself had once upon a time been very different. From trees to provinces to politicians, the background of every unique street name in the City of Vancouver. An interactive map with every category can be found here, questions around representation on city-owned assets. 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. He has been credited with uniting his community and fighting discrimination. 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Awesome tree? Not Bucketwheel Street, not Bucketwheel Avenue. Branches swept the ground and tickled my skin as I played with them. Time outside? All rights reserved. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This Great Tree is on the west of Fir on the North side of West 12th. It concerns a spectacular specimen of tulip tree found in the West End – one which is currently threatened by development pressures. 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. Those were eventually named for local Indigenous terms, along with three other streets in the subdivision, an area leased to the City of Vancouver and subject to multiple jurisdictional lawsuits over the years. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Daniels Street: Named for Horace Daniels, a prominent early citizen of Vancouver. He points to Victory Square, where several of the city’s oldest and largest bigleaf maples were cut down and were not replaced. For a council that has been accused of shooting before it aims, both exhibit a surprising level of caution. This one stands out because it is struggling to get bigger. And there could have been more: in the 1960s, the city wanted to name seven streets in the Musqueam Park subdivision after golfers. Just Bucketwheel. ... 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. The street tree dataset includes a listing of public trees on boulevards in the City of Vancouver and provides data on tree coordinates, species and other related characteristics. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. Residents fought the development project for years. The solution: a new name for this tiny branch of a road… and a nice nod to the Japanese art of ornamental dwarf trees. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts pioneers that had little to do with Vancouver. People take some getting used to. Snap! Young tupelo in parking lot. Mme Nature did all the design work. Here’s a fun list of some streets surrounding the Port of Vancouver and what they’re named after! Or, put another way, more than the number of streets named for women who lived in Vancouver. 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). A quick history lesson: when Canadian Pacific Railway agreed to end their country-crossing railroad in Vancouver instead of Port Moody, the province gave them 6,000 acres of land. 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.". The name Arbutus will be familiar to Vancouverites from the section of streets named after trees in Kitsilano. Perhaps all records, like trees, eventually fall – making it all the more important for us to appreciate them while they still stand. … 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. After writing down key descriptors for each street, we then separated them into categories, using the category we thought most applicable. A guy in the city’s engineering department, William B. “The appearance of the site is worse than we thought it would be–worse than we imagined,” she said Wednesday. It is felt that Bonsai is a fitting name for such a short street. UPDATE (February 28, 2010): The Finnerty apple tree at UVic is gone. He moved to Vancouver, changed his last name to Bentley, had a street named for the road that led to his sawmill, the beginning of a small forest company that grew up to become forestry giant Canfor. Warner Bros. has issued a statement after being slammed by members of the disability community over the depiction of Anne Hathaway’s character in … agreed to put forward the name “Bonsai Street” for Council approval. Jack Uppal was a philanthropist and business leader who came to B.C. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. Sometimes, an old house (Bella-Vista Street) or hotel (New Brighton) was so beloved that a street gets named after it. Esther Short Park in the heart of the city, named after a redoubtable Vancouver pioneer, is the oldest public park in the Northwest. John died on August 18, likely during the Battle of the Falaise Pocket. Work to remove dozens of trees started last week. Each costs upward of $450, counting two years of maintenance. Lt.-Col. Douglas Grant Worthington and Maj. John Robert Worthington were brothers in the 28th Armoured Regiment of the 4th Canadian Brigade, landing in Normandy on July 28, 1944. Birch trees 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. Art Gallery in the centre of the city. You can read the rationale on the Heritage Vancouver webpage. The curving streets of First Shaughnessy were laid out to follow the natural slope of the land, giving lots ideal views, in contrast to most of Vancouver’s simple grid plan. Not only that, our streets were very much named after any/everything people could when the city plan was drafted. 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. Some of these streets honour the monarchy — including ones for Queen Victoria, the family name of Queen Victoria (Guelph Street), and the consort of Queen Victoria (Prince Albert) — while others are generic titles for the British royalty, including Duchess and Duke streets, and Kings and Queens avenues. We then researched the origins of all 651 of them, mostly through the 1999 book Street Names of Vancouver by Elizabeth Walker and the Vancouver Historical Society. He pointed out many of Vancouver’s streets are not named after people, but are instead numbered avenues or named after trees. We moved here in late summer and the first time I went to Kits each I saw the Weeping Willows that stand between the change rooms and the basketball court. 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. The developer wanted to access the bonus in exchange for working around the largest known specimen of tulip tree in the city…. Alberni street was named after the spanish explorer: Colonel Pedro de Alberni. 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. It’s a common enough species in Eastern deciduous forests of North America. Young, apparently had a lot of sway. In 1887, a leg and attached boot washed onto False Creek. First draw in the Great Trees contest takes place Monday. For info on Victoria's flowering street trees, see the archived post here. 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. Vancouver’s history is embedded into our streets. Fanny Dalrymple Redmond, better known as Sister Frances, was Vancouver's first public health nurse and directed B.C. 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. She stands so tall, and so stands so long. An effort to reverse that decision under Mayor Gregor Robertson’s council failed last fall. The City maintains trees that line Vancouver’s streets and trees in parks. The first is a piece by Naoibh O’Commor about the removal of trees at a Granville and 16th development site. Best known for shopping and food; Good ramen here; English Bay. My family had recently moved to Vancouver from Port Hardy. In 1967, Valiant was shot by a murderer who was on the run after escaping prison, becoming the first police dog to be killed in the line of duty in Vancouver. Check. There is about 4 magnolia trees lining the street. For info on Victoria's flowering street trees, see the archived post here. It has huge flowers on it. Finally, there were a few streets that weren’t named after people that frankly were hard to put in any category. Prior to going into politics, she was a director of the PNE, and founding chair of Theatre Under the Stars. 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. Leaves with fall colour. In the 1920s and 1930s there were a lot of new subdivisions, which required a lot of new street names. 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. 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…. 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. “We think it is a huge waste of trees and that green area. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Directors of the CPR who never visited the city. 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. Ever notice that the streets named after trees - i.e. 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. Round the corner are Khartoum Rd, Talavera Rd, Nelson Rd, and many others. Trees are my most favourite Beings on the planet next to whales and dolphins. Although the names certainly do not reflect a multicultural population — and Vancouver has for long received criticism for that. Their regiment took part in a series of battles after D-Day to fortify Allied positions in France. After a few weeks I was happy to find out there was a plum tree right outside my window. What makes this a Great Tree is the root system bulging from the earth, showing a long, tentacle-like grip on the soil. I chose this tree  – an Ash – among a few others because it is so perfectly formed–without any help from us. >. The property was rezoned under former mayor Sam Sullivan’s council. Boyle set out 350 prune trees on the hill. The City of Vancouver has a long tradition of naming streets after trees and plants. I’m sure you’ve seen her. The origins of all 651 street names in Vancouver | CBC News Lots of streets named after trees; Granville Street. Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group. Two decisions at city council’s last planning and environment committee meeting are worth noting. The pre-construction clearcut exposes to passersby Nichol House–a 1913 heritage building whose exterior is being preserved–and a white-coloured mansion on Granville Street. A push to have a street named after Ryan Reynolds in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada has hit a bump in the road. We also have a few Vancouver people who did things like build ships or found museums, or the wife of a postmaster, and are hard to put in any one category. Arbutus trees are known for their beauty. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. If you are looking for information about the Town of Qualicum Beach, you have come to the right place. But many of them are mostly known, a century later, because they owned land when Vancouver was being founded. They are what bind a city together — and the names they are given often make little sense a century later. Yan says dialogue about renaming streets is long overdue. 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. Two that aren’t named for people, but are worth highlighting. Hey, we’re now under 50 streets! She’s impossible not to notice. You can’t help but see her. He lost his land, but lived for another 35 years. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation. But wait, we’re not close to being done with names from a different continent. And then there's B.C. Including a few B.C. Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. Esther Short Park in the heart of the city, named after a redoubtable Vancouver pioneer, is the oldest public park in the Northwest. It’s a great medium size tree without many insect or disease problems in Vancouver. (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. And for CPR to make money off that land, it needed to be cleared, surveyed, and filled with streets. The amount of leaves this tree drops come autumn also makes it a contender as a Great Tree. But Greer refused to leave the land, so the government sent a sheriff to arrest him. I used to live in the house at the corner of 19th and Balsam when I first moved to Vancouver. Golf courses in Scotland (Muirfield Drive), and England (Hoylake Avenue) and several places, including three in the Toronto area, are honoured with street names in Vancouver, mostly around Fraserview Golf Course. Here’s a few excerpts to whet your appetite…, Axes fell trees at controversial development; Residents oppose loss of green area These are self-explanatory, and mostly along the same stretch of land between VGH and Mt. We’re covered over 45 per cent of Vancouver’s unique names now, by the way. But we'll leave other articles to settle out which ones are more or less worthy than others. 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 The mapmakers gave these streets arbitrary names: Front (now Water Street), Willow (now Cordova Street), Water (now Carrall Street), Wood (now Abbott Street). The Pigeon Park Giant. Some of them have a direct connection to Canada (Dieppe Place, Normandy Drive, Vimy Crescent), but there are also two from the Crimean War (Alma and Balaclava), two from the Napoleonic Wars (Waterloo and Trafalgar), and one from the War of Spanish Succession (Blenheim), all of which were named at the same time in 1907, at the suggestion of a woman named Miss Dora Bulwer. Gehr: The name of a station stop on the streetcar which ran from Vancouver to Orchards survives in Gehr Road, which crosses SR 500 at 112th Street. UPDATE (February 28, 2010): The Finnerty apple tree at UVic is gone. Located near Mitchell Island, Vancouver council created Jack Uppal Street in 2016 — the first street in Vancouver directly named for a South Asian person. Urban Forest News – West End Tulip, Shaughnessy Tree Loss, Ground support: a tentacle-like grip on the soil, Kits Beach: Weeping willows, sweeping majesty, Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group, Camera? “If you look at the great cities around the world,” said Donald Luxton, president of Heritage Vancouver, “one of the things that helps define them are boulevards and canopies — and we’re losing ours.”. Trees always play an important role in Vancouver. Speaking of Indigenous names, Vancouver has four streets for First Nations with territory far from here (including Mohawk Street), four streets for Indigenous people whose ancestral lands aren’t in Vancouver (including War of 1812 hero Tecumseh Avenue), and three streets with anglicized spellings of local Indigenous people or names. 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. 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. Press J to jump to the feed. Perhaps all records, like trees, eventually fall – making it all the more important for us to appreciate them while they still stand. There are more streets in Vancouver named for golf courses (26) than there are for women (14) and people of colour (5) combined. There are a bunch of streets in Vancouver named after trees. The downtown, the trials and triumphs… she has seen them. There are so many wonderful trees in Vancouver, all of which I’d like to adopt… Personally? Everyday when I left the house I would pluck a few plums and have a delicious snack for the day. 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. Streets. The suburb next door is Gordon. The tupelo tree is native to the Eastern United States. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. But we’re not done with Europeans quite yet. Where we all give up, she cries a little and grows some more. 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. It may not be the best explanation. The majestic tree canopies that shade Vancouver’s streets are being frittered away, warns a local heritage group. Some of these street names are now controversial, because of their policies towards Indigenous people or immigrants. 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. And finally, Vancouver has 20 streets named for battles that happened in Europe. With that out of the way, here are the origins all 651 streets in Vancouver. Beech. These include a few B.C. Linden Tree Place is a 4-storey residence for people with disabilities and seniors in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Recognizing the numerous benefits trees provide, the City is making an investment in the future by caring for the trees we have and planting many more trees throughout the city. Elm, Birch, Cypress don't always progress in alphabetic order? Virtually the entire city of Vancouver is named in a haphazard way, with city councils (and in Vancouver's very early days, a rail company) approving new names with no formal process. The map shows three hotels-Sunnyside Hotel, Granville Hotel, and “Gassy Jack’s” Deighton Hotel-as well as a dozen smaller buildings including shops, a meat packing plant, boarding houses, cow barn, real estate office and Chinese wash house. A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site. 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. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. She stands there launching at the buildings around her. The name changed from Strawberry Knoll in 1883 when M.A. For the first time, the city’s historic street trees have been included in Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of endangered heritage sites. The Garry Oak is a medium sized tree with thick dark grey bark and a round canopy. I was used to being surrounded by old evergreen forests and large cedars that creaked when the breeze blew through their tops. These streets, mostly located on the east side of the city, are also fairly self-explanatory. They are but one large category of streets in this city... ...as are 28 local politicians, including 10 Vancouver mayors... And people like school trustees and senior city staff. Maple, Larch, Ash, Arbutus and others cross a number of neighbourhoods in their north-south journey across the city. Vancouver loves naming streets for golf courses — especially if those courses aren't in Vancouver. 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. 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. I’m pretty sure I have a tree gene so I’d marry one if the law allowed. The 100 Best Songs Of 2020 (Nos. A couple of items from this Thursday’s Vancouver Courier that will be of interest. Literally and virtually and actually unclimbable. It seemed like any chance he could, Young would push for streets to be named after the books and characters created by 19th century Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. One for the Olympics (Athletes Way) and two for Expo 86 (Expo Boulevard and Canada Place). 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. Along with the longest-serving owner (Frank Griffiths) and general manager (Pat Quinn) of the Vancouver Canucks, whose names surround Rogers Arena. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. In fact, when you add it all up, over 10 per cent of Vancouver streets are named for British people, places, or royals. 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. 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. and there's also another neighborhood where allthe streets have names in spanish. Nobody did, but 90 years later, we thought that would make a good story for a street name. 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. 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 ©2019 CBC/Radio-Canada. Bonsai is the Japanese word for the art of growing trees or woody plants shaped as trees in small containers. 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. We took the City of Vancouver's open data set on public streets, eliminated duplicates and numbered avenues, leaving us with 651 unique street names. But it certainly is the most unique. Council was asked to consider allowing a developer–represented by Bing Thom’s firm of architects–an additional six storeys on a 12-storey building in exchange for not axing the tree. Pleasant, though it’s unclear why neither Newfoundland and Labrador nor the Northwest Territories have been given a street in the decades since they were founded. Never has a tree been decorated and seen so much as the Giant. Vancouver Courier; June 18, 2010; Allen Garr. These streets of tree names tell us the cultivation of trees in Vancouver. The second is a piece by Allan Garr on the West End tulip tree that was referenced on this blog last week. Over the years, density bonusing has acted as an important tool in Vancouver’s city-building methodology. Elizabeth Walker, in her book Street Names of Vancouver (1999), writes (excerpted): “Lauchlin Hamilton, the CPR’s surveyor and, later, a land commissioner, is considered the ‘father’ of Vancouver.... he named the streets from Heather to Vine... in his 1887 survey.” Larch, Balsam and Vine Streets, which were named after the … Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him. Shawn: because Rosedale and Forest Hill come off as generic “pleasantville” names, the early conservative suburbs of the time. Name Name Cultivar (in FT) (in FT) Shape Features/Considerations Tolerant Utilities Type ... City of Vancouver Street Tree Selection. Before entering politics, Rolston was the president of the Vancouver Council of Women. At the whim of the local government or property developer. Douglas died on August 9, likely during Operation Totalize. politicians. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. The particular segment is adjacent to a brief jog and split in MacDonald that has created some confusion over the years (both the jog and this one block split are both called “MacDonald” even though they run parallel). The CPR surveyor in charge of naming much of the city, Lauchlan Hamilton, wanted all the tree names on CPR lands to go in alphabetical order, but according to lore, he left town for a while after giving his orders, and when he returned, found out his assistants forgot about that while submitting drafts, and it was too late to change things. 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. They are native to British Columbia. One had to do with the house and West Side property that are part of the late venerable architect Abe Rogatnick’s estate. Names pulled at random from the British Admiralty Registry from the Battle of Trafalgar, trees, then provinces. It is my favourite tree in Van. There is a small magnolia tree right on the corner of Haro and Bidwell. Greer shot the sheriff (who survived) before eventually being arrested. Where to find Nyssa sylvatica: In Vancouver: Gravely Street on the east side of Nanaimo St. Under the process, extra allowable height (“density”) is permitted on a given project, and in exchange for this, developers provide a public good. Four years later, Vancouver council approved naming two streets after the battles, side by side, next to Falaise Park near Rupert Street in East Vancouver. The name Vancouver itself had once upon a time been very different. From trees to provinces to politicians, the background of every unique street name in the City of Vancouver. An interactive map with every category can be found here, questions around representation on city-owned assets. 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