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Comments,conversations, and poetry too

The Places Shops, restaurants, theatres and galleries

The Festivals Parties, celebrations, symphony and song

The Fun Biking, boating and dancing at the Quay

Insider’s guide to life on the waterfront!


your own backyard

Celebrating our 60th year

in the heart of our community LLP

L AW YERS Over our 60 years, Ratcliff & Co. has become the leader in North Shore legal services in whatever legal issues you face in the matters of life, or the matters of business. Our expertise and approachability got us here; through expert legal opinion, advice and comprehensive legal representation. We take pride in the talent of our people and their extensive service to the community. Our lawyers and employees have always been personally involved in numerous community and charitable organizations, and we support many community events. We’re proud of the difference that defines us. Business & real estate transactions and structuring. Family and personal injury law. Wills & estates legal services.

The meaning beh b behind ind d ou o our motif: In 1996 the Squamish Nation presented Ratcliff & Company with ith a spectacut lar wood carving created by internationally renowned artist Xwa-lack-tun (Rick Harry). His three meter-wide sculpture graces our reception area. Respect for all people, regardless of race or religion is a central theme for this work of art which forms the basis for our firm’s motif, shown at top in its colours. We are honoured that Xwa-lack-tun supports our use of his sculpture as our motif.

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The people • Message from the LLBA ............5 • Message from the Mayor ..........9 • Take 5: Five residents talk about the neighbourhood ...........39 - 44

The places • Explore Lower Lonsdale ...... 28 • Community Amenities ......... 29 • The Waterfront Industry ..52 & 53 • Community Garden............. 55 • A Historical Lonsdale .. 60 & 61

The festivals • Party-at-the-Pier ..................15 • Fall Festival .........................17 • Festival of Lights and Carol Ships .........................19 • Calendar of Events..... 34 & 35

The fun • Urban Trails: Biking LoLo ...23 • On the Spirit Trail ...............31 • Public Art ...........................49 Lower Lonsdale Love it. Live it.

summer 2010

The People p

Comments,conversations, and poetry too

The Places Shops, restaurants, theatres and galleries

The Festivals

ON THE COVER: A stroll through our waterfront neighbourhood will reveal inviting sidewalk cafes, shops, plazas, and parks.

Also Inside

• Listing of Advertisers...........64 • Map ...................................65

Lower Lonsdale – lots to discover, and lots to enjoy!

Parties, celebrations, symphony and song

The Fun Biking, boating and dancing at the Quay

Rebecca Aldous photo Insider’s guide to life on the waterfront!

The editorial content of this guide is directed by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association (LLBA) in partnership with the North Shore Outlook. For information regarding advertising please contact the North Shore Outlook: 604.903.1000. For information regarding editorial content you may contact either the North Shore Outlook or the Lower Lonsdale Business Association:

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Proceeds from each of the three LLBA festivals are donated to community programs at the North Shore Neighbourhood House, The Harvest Project and John Braithwaite Community Centre.

There is a wonderful “buzz” throughout the residential and business communities of Lower Lonsdale. For years the rather run-down area of former shipbuilding sites lay vacant and decaying, with virtually no public access to the waterfront or its wonderful views. Now, revitalization of the area is well in-hand. In very recent years, many hundreds of people have moved into the new condo developments in the area. That will continue as 2 new condo towers near the foot of Lonsdale Avenue have just completed and 2 more are approved for the east end of the former waterfront shipbuilding yards. These developments have brought easy public access to a wide promenade and the 2 large public piers. Soon, “Shipbuilder’s Square” will be completed with its permanent stage for public performance, and its roof which is a piece of public art. With increased density comes greater opportunity for new businesses and greater patronage of existing businesses. The Lower Lonsdale Business Association has been proud to contribute to the expansion and vitality of both the business and residential communities, and to bring together the business community in organizing community festivals for residents to enjoy and to attract visitors. You’ll see from this guide that Lower Lonsdale has “all the business you need”, thus that’s our Association’s logo. Come to Lower Lonsdale: Everything’s Here! Board of Directors Lower Lonsdale Business Association

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West Esplanade


Lonsdale Avenue

cooking class with geoff


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Welcome As Mayor of the City of North Vancouver, it is my pleasure to invite you to experience our diverse Lower Lonsdale community. With so much to see and do, and the continued enhancement of the City’s waterfront, Lower Lonsdale is quickly becoming an even more sought after area to live and must-see destination for visitors. Located on the City’s waterfront across from downtown Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale offers a wide variety of commercial and professional services, hotels, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, a performing arts theatre, recreation centre and parks. The area hosts annual community events including Party at the Pier and the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival, and features popular attractions such as the Lonsdale Quay Public Market, Waterfront Park, Burrard Dry Dock Pier and the new Shipbuilders Square. The new Pinnacle Hotel and Convention Centre has been a popular destination for both visitors and residents since its opening at the beginning of 2010. The continued enhancement of the City’s waterfront, including the North Shore Spirit Trail, will contribute to Lower Lonsdale’s reputation as a lively, walkable neighbourhood for all ages. I hope that the time you spend in Lower Lonsdale gives you the chance to explore the many attractions, take in the breathtaking scenery and experience the warm hospitality of the Lower Lonsdale community.

Mayor Darrell Mussatto 141 West 14th St, N Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | |

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Clearance Sale Quantities limited and while-they-last.









Now at Colony — in addition to everyday warehouse prices, choose from a surprising assortment of appliance and bedding items now clearance priced for added savings. For a limited time, Colony will deduct a discount equivalent to the GST from every clearance priced item in the store for even greater customer savings. Some conditions apply so ask us for details.



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Celebrate the West Coast!


~ all summer long at Le Bistro ~

Le Bistro Chez Michel invites you to celebrate the West Coast with our fabulous and fresh selection of Halibut, Wild Salmon, Local Scallops, Clams, and Mussels. Presented to you in !ne French style. Choose a table on our sunny patio if you like ~ sit back and enjoy the view. It’s going to be a delicious summer!

Le Bistro

Open for lunch and dinner (parking available just around the back) Ph

at Waterfront Park

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“Never stop thinking, improving, innovating, creating something universally beautiful. That is art.” – Mr. Shu Uemura

The culture at Verve is one of consistency, integrity, growth and community. From the moment that you enter Verve you will notice immediately the often spoken of, yet undefinable, vibe. And it is of this that we take great pride. So we want to welcome you to our house where…the essence is creativity. 12 ❚ ❚ Spring | Summer 2010

Why Choose Churchill House Retirement Residence?

At Churchill House Retirement Residence, we provide all inclusive services and programs to enhance your independent lifestyle. Elegant Dining • 24 Hour Emergency Response • Housekeeping & Laundry Services • Planned Activities, Outings & Events • Assistance With Daily Living To find out more call Churchill House at 604-904-1199 or visit 150 West 29th Street North Vancouver, BC Spring | Summer 2010 ❚ ❚ 13

NOW AVAILABLE! Antonio Corsi’s cookbook Mangia with Quattro

North Shore’s “Original New Italian” Redefining Take-out

Hours Monday-Friday 11-close Saturday-Sunday 5-close


QUATTRO Number 1, Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver

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Maestro Clyde Mitchel Sinfonia, Orchestra of the North Shore




Saturday & Sunday July 17 & 18, 2010 Shipbuilder’s Plaza, Lower Lonsdale



The Lower Lonsdale Business Association presents North Vancouver’s 4th Annual Party-at-the-Pier, Celebrating Our Maritime Community, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue and the adjacent piers on Saturday and Sunday, July 17 & 18, 2010 starting at 7:30 p.m. Voted one of the best musical festivals on the North Shore for the past three years, this year will be even bigger and better than ever with family-friendly entertainment and activities scheduled throughout the weekend. The festival takes place rain or shine! Party-at-the-Pier will host numerous marine-themed activities and displays, along with entertainment on the Burrard Drydock and St. Roch Pier stages, offering something for all musical tastes and ages. There will be terri!c live entertainment, roving performers, dancing, face painting, balloon creations, visiting mascots, a fabulous variety of food and beverage vendors, a piratethemed bouncy castle and much more! Watch the North Shore Outlook in July for the Party at the Pier pull-out guide, or visit

The Party-at-the-Pier could not be possible without the generous support of our major sponsors:

Neptune T E R M I NALS

LLBA 2010 Festival series produced and managed by Lewis & Sears event management. or call 250.240.5943 Spring | Summer 2010 ❚ ❚ 15

the place to be in lower lonsdale We offer…

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145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N8 Telephone: 604-982-8300 Visit us at 16 ❚ ❚ Spring | Summer 2010

Fall Festival

a community street festival The Lower Lonsdale Business Association and the John Braithwaite Community Centre invite you to celebrate the 6th Annual

Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival Sunday, September 19, 2010 in the 100 block of West 1st Street from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

With continuous stage and street entertainment, the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival is fun for families and friends, neighbours and newcomers. It’s a community affair and a great way to meet people and !nd out about local businesses and organizations. The event will kick off with the ever-popular Pancake Breakfast in our special food court, followed by opening ceremonies.

Watch the North Shore Outlook in September for the Fall Festival pull-out guide, or visit

LLBA 2010 Festival series produced and managed by Lewis & Sears event management. or call 250.240.5943 Spring | Summer 2010 ❚ ❚ 17

5-Show Subscription Packages starting at $80! PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE’S 2010 – 2011 THIRD STREET SEASON Guttenberg! the Musical! Sept 22 – Oct 9 Bud and Doug, a pair of aspiring playwrights are performing a reading of their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor, Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their historic epic, in hopes that one of the producers in the audience will give them a Broadway contract.

9 Parts of Desire ~ Oct 14 - 30 In the news every day the catastrophic war on Iraq is superficially being played out. 9 Parts of Desire lifts the veil, giving us an intimate look at nine vastly different Iraqi women who struggle not only with the burden of tradition, but also with the anguish of war and the guilt of survival. “An example of how art can remake the world!” - The New Yorker

Trudeau Stories ~ Nov 9 -13 The enigma of Pierre Elliott Trudeau is a bug Canadians will never fully get out of our system. His presence redefined a somewhat dowdy country in the eyes of the world, leaving us with a collective anxiety about whether we quite measured up. Brooke Johnson has captured this strange ambivalence in a beautiful onewoman show about her friendship with the just-retired PM when she was only 23.

Damian ~ Nov 17 - 28 A heart-wrenching story of love and compassion about Father Damien de Veuster who lived among the lepers on Molokai Island. The play confronts his challenes of self doubt and undying compassion towards what he originally describes as a dumping place for human beings.

Visiting Mr. Green ~ Feb 10 - 27, 2011 86 year old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into a gripping and poignant drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

Beautiful View ~ April 4 - 9, 2011 A Beautiful View is a seriocomic trek across the intangibles of love and our affinity for rewriting history in its name. The production features the acting talents of Colleen Wheeler and Diane Brown, with direction by Daniel McIvor.

Ali and Ali 7 ~ May 24 – 28, 2011 Series creators Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef turn their delightfully idiosyncratic brand of postidentity satire to yet another brave new world, where the Devil President Bush has been replaced by a Nobel Prize Winner whose middle name is Hussein.

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Festival of Lights and Carol Ships Celebration

Saturday, December 4, 2010 Lonsdale Quay Market, South Plaza, at the foot of Lonsdale. LLBA 2010 Festival series produced and managed by Lewis & Sears event management. or call 250.240.5943 Watch the North Shore Outlook in late November for the Festival of Lights pull-out guide, or visit www.lowerlonsdale

Presented by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, the 5th Annual Festival of Lights will be an outdoor, family-friendly evening. We invite you to bundle up, bring your friends and come celebrate the season. Never mind the cold ~ there’s always plenty of hot chocolate and cookies. Enjoy live music, carol singing, children’s crafts and more. The Carol Ships will pass by and Santa will be there ~ join us!

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At RBC Royal Bank® being closer isn’t just about location – it’s about taking the time to understand your financial needs and providing the customized advice that’s right for you. We’re proud to be part of your community, and now that our branch is complete, we’re looking forward to meeting our new neighbours. You.

Come in and see us today at our Esplanade branch. 108 East Esplanade 604-981-7900 Open Saturdays.



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Do you dream of living in a vibrant community? Whether you’re looking to relocate, or wanting to buy an investment or vacation property... look no further than Lower Lonsdale. Everyone’s mortgage needs are unique. RBC has customized mortgage solutions that are designed to help you achieve your goals. We offer more than just great rates. We offer the advice you need to choose a mortgage that !ts.

I can help you achieve your home ownership goals. Call for an appointment today.

Sheree Rankin

Residential Mortgage Specialist, Royal Bank of Canada T. 604.505.6269 | F. 604.990.0741 | E.

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Happy (urban) trails to you You don’t have to head to the mountains for a fun ride: LoLo is loaded with great trails. The North Shore is renowned for its gnarly mountain bike trails. But you don’t have to head for the mountains to enjoy some great trail riding. Believe it or not, Lower Lonsdale is loaded with tons of great trails. Come to Obsession: Bikes and we can outline a challenging route for you that won’t require Olympic lungs and quads of steel to enjoy.

Note: These are multi-use trails – please respect others. You are riding at your own risk so be prepared. Pack a tube, some tools, a cellphone and let someone know what you are doing. Expect the unexpected. Above all, have great time getting to know your neighbourhood. All these routes are about an hour round trip – or easily combined for a longer ride.

For Instance, head west from the store and at the intersection of Marine Drive and Keith Road head into Mission Creek trails. Ride north up this network and come out either at Carson Graham secondary school or Westview Road. Go north up Westview and carefully get to the sidewalk on the southwest side of the Westview TransCanada interchange. Ride west towards Capilano Road on the sidewalk. Note the bridge ahead and ride up the sidewalk to it (about 300m ahead). Head north on this bridge and as you cross look on your right for a residential road (Colwood Drive). Turn right on this road and continue north looking for a gravel path on your right. This path goes down to the Grif!n skateboard bowl and the trails of Mosquito Creek. On the west side of Mosquito creek is a crushed-gravel route and on the east side there’s some singletrack. It’s generally frowned upon to ride down the west side so try the east.

When you reach the bottom, either head back up or cross the creek and ride up the west side. When you reach Queens Road cross and go to the end of Del Rio Drive. The trail continues north as a crushed-gravel ride or if you keep your eyes peeled you will !nd some good singletrack on the right side. If you take this singletrack you will reach Glencanyon Drive. Turnaround and repeat the route backwards!

This is just one example of a fun local route. Half the joy of having a mountain bike is exploring. Other great lines start at the corner of Keith Road and Brooksbank or at Bridgeman Park or up Grand Boulevard and into the Greenway park trails or the trails around the Lucas Centre. To help !nd good biking routes go to Google maps or stop by Obsession: Bikes for advice. James Wilson, Obsession: Bikes Spring | Summer 2010 ❚ ❚ 23

Over 80 Shops and Services | Open 7 Days a Week Market 9am - 7pm | Retail 10am – 7pm | Restaurants Open Later

Lonsdale Quay Market is the premier destination at the gateway to the North Shore. Featuring a fresh food market with local products, an international food court, specialty shops showcasing local designers, kid’s shops & play area, restaurants and a boutique hotel & spa, your visit at the Market is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Since its opening in 1986, the Market has been top of mind as a lively community gathering place. With a multitude of festivals and events patrons enjoy the arts and entertainment on the waterfront. Public artwork can also be readily found and enjoyed at the Market including the Fountain Mosaic, Starfish Bench, and Rotunda Floor Mosaic.

This summer will see the completion of two more very exciting projects; a 100 foot-long mural on the east side of the building, and the installation of a sculpture garden at the north side of the Market. All art pieces are created by local youth and artists within the community as a partnership with the City of North Vancouver.

Kid’s Fridays Waterfront Plaza

Lots of fabulous, fun, live entertainment each afternoon. Different every Friday!

Benefiting the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

Dance D Da nce Satur Saturdays Waterfront Plaza 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Cultural dance lessons and social dancing for all skill levels. Salsa, Swing, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Tango, Merengue. Put on by Dance 4U.

Join Special Dayz Entertainment for face painting and balloon twisting from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Get a taste of East Side Mario’s Kids Menu from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Concert Series Sundays Waterfront Plaza 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Free live concerts featuring world-renowned performers and local groups. Different each Sunday, from gospel to rock. or 604.985.6261 for more information. 24 ❚ ❚ Spring | Summer 2010

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As Director of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, Margitta is involved in the ongoing betterment of her community. Margitta and her husband Karl moved to the North Shore 40 years ago. “Margitta’s,” her Flower Boutique, has been at the Quay for over 20 years and always, she has taken interest and offered her help in events and festivities.

Official supplier of the floral bouquets for the medal winners at the 2010 Olympics.

The Schulz family, including two children and four grandchildren, feel lucky to be living and growing in this beautiful place.

For fresh flowers for every occasion come and discover Margitta’s.

Flowers market m arket ket e le level, Lonsdale Quay Market 604.988.0028


the gift of love, friendship, and loyalty

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Over 80 Shops and Services | Open 7 Days a Week Market 9am - 7pm | Retail 10am – 7pm | Restaurants Open Later

BAKED GOODS & SWEETS COBS Bread El Dorado Pie & Treats Muf!n Delight Olde World Fudge Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop FASHION & ACCESSORIES Allyado Enterprises First Impression Mulberry Fashions Network Apparel FLORISTS Flowers by May Margitta’s Fresh Flowers FRESH FOOD Jimmy’s Fruit & Juice Bar Kin’s Farm Market Salmon Shop Screaming Mimi’s Waterfront Produce GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS Artisan Wine Shop Blue Teapot Celtic Creations Charmed Gifts & Jewelry Connections to Canada Crystal Gallery Essential Kitchenware Favourite Gifts & Accessories Forest Studio In the Mood Perks Quay Souvenir Centre

HEALTH & BEAUTY Saje Natural Wellness Texan Quay Hair Salon HOTEL & SPA Lonsdale Quay Hotel IINTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT Ake Bono Sushi Beavertails Chicken Chalet Express Crepe Escape Crushed Olive Gourmet Pizza Curry Point Dex Gourmet Burger Bar Kojo of Japan George’s Souvlaki Montgomery’s Fish & Chips Pita Feast Sizzling Wok Vinam Cuisine KID’S ALLEY Gramma’s Treats & Sweets Play & Learn Sparky’z Kutz for Kidz Tulips Children’s Wear SERVICES Bank of Montreal ATM B.C. Lotto Centre & Currency Exchange Flight Centre Japan Shiatsu Quay News and Magazines

Royal Bank ATM Service Canada Centre for Youth Trident Key Mart Visitor Information Centre (seasonal) Ylium Alterations SPECIALTY FOOD Cilantro & Jalapeño Mexican Foods Dairy Delight Essy’s Gourmet Deli Pepperpot Food & Spice Prima Italian Market Sharky’s Artisan Sausages Sharky’s Chophouse Soup Meister Waterfront Salad Garden SPECIALTY LEASING Beaded Heart Collective Stone Ice Stone Charms & Jewellery Co. Knitty Bitty T & E Trading Universal Treasures Vasanni Fashions RESTAURANTS & CAFES All Day Cafe Bean Around the World East Side Mario’s Restaurant & Lounge Mana Cafe The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Pub

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Explore Lower Lonsdale An afternoon walk on a sunny day will introduce you to Lower Lonsdale – a neighbourhood !lled with charming nooks & crannies, great shopping – from fresh fruit to fresh fashion, waterfront walkways and mountain vistas, that will take your breath away. An eclectic mix of architecture - Throughout Lower Lonsdale, low-rise stone and brick buildings stand !rm beside new glass and steel construction. The mix creates a dynamic neighbourhood that changes and evolves and just keeps getting better. Lonsdale Quay Market is an inviting stop. With over 80 shops & services you’ll !nd fresh everything. Fruits & veggies, seafood & wine, a fabulous food court, restaurants, fresh "owers and lots more. The retail level features an exciting array of boutiques & shops, many showcasing local designers. On Lonsdale Avenue & cross streets, you’ll !nd more one-of-a-kind shops! Specialty bikes, handcrafted chocolates, unique gift wares, saucy intimates, organic breads… wend your way on and off Lonsdale and discover it all right in our neighbourhood. Looking to relax & de-stress? Lower Lonsdale is home to some of the !nest spas in all of Vancouver. They are lavish and luxurious and are just the ticket for a day of real serenity. More & more, young urban hair stylists are deciding to move and set up shop here too - so no worries! The restaurant scene is simply and superbly delicious. From hip comfort foods, to Greek, Italian, French and beyond, this little neighbourhood has so many great restaurants you may have a hard time choosing just one. A little walk after you eat? The Pier of course! It’s right at the foot of Lonsdale and leads you 700 feet out into Burrard Inlet. A beautiful promenade with a stunning view of the Vancouver skyline. Looking for more? The Spirit Trail will satisfy you with fresh air and fresh views of the shoreline. Hike, bike or lace up your in-line skates and follow the breeze. The impressive entrance gate is just west of Waterfront Park. Arts and culture - Small galleries throughout the neighbourhood; Presentation House serves as a multi-functional centre with a theatre, gallery, museum and archives, and in the summer, there are guided tours of Lower Lonsdale. For information:

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Community amenities Galleries, community centres, archives, theatres,museums, and lots of open, airy public spaces for meeting friends or relaxing by the water… Lower Lonsdale really does have it all. John Braithwaite Community Centre Opened in the Fall of 2004, this beautiful community centre includes: a seniors’ centre, youth centre, family centre, !tness centre, gymnasium, art studio, dance studio, kitchen, public-access computers, meeting rooms and multi-purpose rooms. 145, West 1st Street Info: or 604.982.8310. Presentation House Presentation House is Lower Lonsdale’s multi-functional art centre, theatre, gallery museum, and archives. It offers a range of services and attractions. The gallery houses one of the largest photographic and artistic media collections in the west. National and international artists display here, but the focus is on Canadian talent. The North Vancouver Museum and Archives holds the key to the North Shore’s photographic history. The Presentation House Theatre plays host to a variety of dramatic performances year round. 333 Chester!eld Avenue (at 3rd St.) Info: 604.990.3474. Cityscape Community Art Space Founded in 1969, CityScape Community Art Space is a non-pro!t community cultural organization. Their mandate is to enable emerging and established artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures, and build strong a strong community through the arts. They provide resources and professional development for artists. 335 Lonsdale Avenue • Info: 604.988.6844 Jack Loucks Court A prominent neighbourhood feature is the public open space on the 100 Block of West 1st Street. This is known as Jack Loucks Court and includes traf!c calming, water features, seating, planting and !ve different public art installations, based on North Shore themes.

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Introducing Spirit Trail Ocean Homes, a distinctive new floathome community designed and built in the Lower Mainland. Experience urban waterfront living with all the conveniences of shopping, transportation, and recreation at your doorstep. We are pleased to present one to three bedroom plans from 885 to 1,580 square feet, with pricing from $265K - $475K. Interior features include EnergyStar appliances, li a ttankless kl h hott water t system, and en-suite washer dryer units. Enjoy all the benefits of the waterfront lifestyle without sacrificing convenience: all Spirit Trail Ocean Homes include natural gas connections and waste link-ups to city sewage. Imagine relaxing on your deck removed from the buzz of city life, yet be just minutes from the Lonsdale Quay and Seabus service to downtown Vancouver. Mosquito Creek Marina Ocean Home Sales 604.987.4113 ext. 230

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Spirit Trail linking communities to each other The City of North Vancouver’s once industrial shoreline is turning into a destination waterfront as the North Shore Spirit Trail builds links between key communities offering sparkling views along a “linear park” design that has scooped national design awards. In Lower Lonsdale a key part of the city’s 6.5-kilometre portion of the Spirit Trail, a multiphase project which will eventually stretch from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay, has already been completed. A landmark collaboration between the City of North Vancouver and the Squamish Nation has resulted in a beautiful 300-metre stretch of trail on the Squamish Nation Mosquito Creek Marina, adorned with Squamish Nation art and signature CNV landscaping touches as well as attractive sitting areas which encourage walkers to take a break and take in the views of the Vancouver skyline and boats bobbing in the Burrard Inlet. Eventually the CNV’s portion of the Spirit Trail will have two key industrialarea bypasses, with a variety of connector choices from Lower Lonsdale to Moodyville Park, and an overpass of the CN rail tracks at the foot of MacKay Street, over to Harbourside. The logo for the Spirit Trail is a gender neutral !gure named Shewalh Stelmexw (Sha-woth Stol-molth) - which means ‘people’s path’ in Squamish. Squamish Nation representative Sheryl Fisher says visitors are wowed by the gateway to the walk, a towering and intricate carving by artist Wade Baker commissioned by the City of North Vancouver, called “Ancient Wisdom.” Baker said the shared trail has kicked off an effective working partnership between the Squamish Nation and City of North Vancouver. “Now many of our departments work closely,” Baker said. “The path is amazing and already we see many people enjoying it.”

For further information about the Spirit Trail:

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Expecting more? Call

Roger Jung

to fi nd the home you’re looking for.

604.657.0645 | email: 206 Lonsdale Avenue | North Vancouver BC | V7M 2G1

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VISIT THE LEGENDARY RUSTY GULL an intimate neighbourhood pub in historic Lower Lonsdale.

Raved about by travel writers who have discovered its charm the Gull has been loved by locals for over 26 years. The staff are famously friendly and the live music is the best on the North Shore. With a large selection of hand-crafted beers, weekend breakfasts, and unbelievable Mountain Burgers, the Rusty Gull is where you want to be to watch the games!


Est. 1983. 175 East 1st Street, North Vancouver 604.988.5585 Spring | Summer 2010 ❚ ❚ 33

Available Exclusively on the North Shore at jack & lola...

The Valco Tri-Mode EX * Newborn to Toddler years * Valco grows with your growing family * Performs well in the city or on rugged terrain * Tri-Mode for city walking, jogging or trails * Compact fold * Available in Single or Double

135 West 1st Street North Vancouver (beside John Braithwaite Community Centre)

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Our beautiful patio is now open! Join us at Boston Pizza on Esplanade and enjoy great views, food and cocktails from our patio all summer long. We will also validate your underground parking stub!

88 Chesterfield Avenue North Vancouver PH: 778.340.1514 ®Registered trademark of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership, used under license. ©Boston Pizza International Inc. 2010. 38 ❚ ❚ Spring | Summer 2010

Locals and visitors to the North Shore meet and mingle at Quayside Plaza

more than the sum of all its parts

Lower Lonsdale comes together TAKE


We talk to five people who know and love this waterfront community

Photos and stories by Rebecca Aldous

Lower Lonsdale is a vibrant, eclectic seaside locale that boasts cool restaurants and cafes, great shopping, stunning views and tons of fun summer festivals. Of course the best way to really discover a neighbourhood is to talk to the locals. We asked !ve people what they liked most about Lower Lonsdale. Here’s what they had to say.

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Lower Londale-loving poet David Zieroth won a Governor General’s literary award in 2009.


inspiration and escaping balloons Poet David Zieroth has lived in North Vancouver for over 30 years. He spends time at the Lonsdale Quay where he !nds both the peoplewatching and wave-watching inspiring, and where


tugboats, seals, escaping balloons, gulls and fast food add to the carnival atmosphere. Since retiring from teaching at Douglas College, Zieroth has published The Fly in Autumn (Harbour Publishing), which

watching the old man tilting down the street I think he must be sick, his gait veering to the right, his right shoe clomping heavily until he nears the gutter’s edge and then with an obvious effort a-rights himself, as if he were drunk (this early in the morning?) then swivels around and climbs up the slope this time his bearing quite true, and as he comes upon me with his grizzled cheeks open mouth, teeth worn down, head sunk into his neck, he takes my measure and winks

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won the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2009. More information about Zieroth, his award-winning books and micro press can be read at his website www.davidzieroth. com.



LoLo resident Elijah Snakeskin, 14, enjoys chillin’ at the youth drop-in centre.


chillin’with Elijah and Angel As Elijah Snakeskin reaches the entrance of his apartment, Angel runs out to greet him. He scratches her chin as she welcomes him home. All his life, 14 years, Snakeskin has lived in Lower Lonsdale. Most afternoons Snakeskin can be found at the John Braithwaite Youth Centre. “I meet up with my friends there,” he says.

The youth drop-in at the community centre is open every day except Sundays. There’s a pool table, movies and, of course, the video game Rock Band. “I just go there to chill out,” he says.

good, he says. After one more tickle on Angel’s cheek, Snakeskin heads up a staircase to his apartment. With a “meow” Angel chases behind him.

If you skateboard, there are more than enough curbs and pavement to conquer in the area too, Snakeskin notes, skateboard in hand. The main streets are busy, but the side streets are

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Michelle Horvath’s 11-year-old Dachshund Heidi loves the Lower Lonsdale waterfront.

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Heidi slumps on the pavement. “She doesn’t want to go home,” Michelle Horvath says. Heidi has just visited some of her favourite places in Lower Lonsdale. The 11-year-old Dachshund loves the waterfront, her owner Horvath says. “But her favourite place is the 1st Street park,” she notes. Lower Lonsdale is a pretty dogfriendly neighbourhood. Not only are there lots of places for Heidi to play, but there are also lots of other doggies, Horvath says.

She’s been living in the area for 15 years. It’s convenient, beautiful and has gone through a lot of change, she says. “I watched my Mount Baker view disappear,” Horvath jokes. Heidi pushes her belly up off the sidewalk. Horvath takes it as an indicator that she’s accepted her home-bound fate. With that the two head for their apartment. “She’s probably thinking she is going to get a treat,” Horvath says.

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Fernando Bergeron crosses the inlet to savour the oysters served up at the Lonsdale Quay.

secret makes it worth crossing the water


For the last 20 years, Fernando Bergeron has boarded the SeaBus from his home in Vancouver, crossed the water and partaken in a secret he was sure was going to be spoiled years ago. But it hasn’t. “I come here and I have lunch. I like the way they cook oysters,” he says pointing to the Quay. “They are the best oysters in town.” Lower Lonsdale is also a great place to watch the port life, Bergeron says, noting he used to own a 33-foot power boat.

“And there’s this lady that goes by, the one with the pusher,” he jokes. The New Brunswick native is retired and therefore has more time to explore the waterfront. He watches Cates Tugs do the grunt work as the freighters come and go. Then there are the cruise ships. If that wasn’t enough activity, there’s also the power boats and sail boats moored in Mosquito Creek Marina. “I also like the SeaBus,” Bergeron adds.

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Shirin Nabavihejad and Parsa always have fun at the I Hope Family Centre


apples on an afternoon with Mother Goose

“They offer free programs gymnasium, Nabavihejad for children,” Nabavihejad notes. And then there’s the library. says. Located at 101-255 West “He likes to look at books,” she says. 1st Street, the centre is part of the Family SerParsa’s head peaks out vices of the North Shore. from his stroller. A quick, Parsa is usually one of In 2004, Nabavihejad shy smile "ashes across moved from Iran to Lower 10 kids enjoying the his face, before he turns programs, Nabavihejad Lonsdale. back to munching on his says. The programs range apple pieces. “This area is so convefrom Learning Together nient because you can !nd everything you need,” through Play, to Parent Child Mother Goose. she says. Parsa also likes running That includes the I Hope around at John BraithFamily Centre, one of Parsa’s favourite outings. waite Community Centre’s Sitting by the sidewalk, Shirin Nabavihejad takes a breather from pushing Parsa’s stroller uphill. There’s a break in the clouds as she cuts an apple into pieces for him.

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The public art on display in Lower Lonsdale pays homage to the neighbourhood’s rich past and dynamic future. In all, the City of North Van has 60-some public art pieces, so don’t forget to get out appreciate the outdoor art that helps de!ne the community. From top right: Title: Viewpoint Stairway Artist: Bill Pechet & Stephanie Robb Location: The Pier A metal staircase, reminiscent of shipbuilding materials is !tted with binoculars to serve as a viewing platform to Burrard Inlet, the working port, and downtown Vancouver. Title: NSNH Entrance Artist: Elizabeth Kozlowski Location: North Shore Neighbourhood House The front entrance of the North Shore Neighbourhood House has been transformed into a colourful artwork with windows that re"ect the diversity and vitality of people found within. Title: Harubang Artist: Unknown Location: Waterfront Park This traditional Korean sculpture derived from native shamanism serves as

a guardian and boundary marker. It was a gift to promote understanding and friendship between the Port of Vancouver and the Port of Inchon, Korea. Title: Greeting Elders Artist: Darren Yelton Location: Trans Canada Trail Head “Our hands and arms welcome you to this sacred area.” Two elder !gures wearing traditional Squamish Nation cedar hats ad vests with white doves, representing peace and friendship. Title: Joe Bustemente Trumpet Artist: Richard Wojcienchowski Location: The Pier In 1900, Joe Bustemente, a one-armed Chilean mariner was retained to blow his trumpet to direct ferries through fog or darkness to the North Vancouver wharf.

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Tony Nardi, chair of the North Shore Waterfront Industrial Association, stands on the Burrard Pier.

Discovering the waterfront industry on the North Shore It’s another bustling day along the North Vancouver industrial waterfront: a hulking BC Ferry vessel is in for repairs at the Washington Marine Group’s drydock; tugboats near the Quay prepare to steer a bulk carrier ship to the grain elevators; and a freight train rumbles underground towards the Kinder Morgan terminals. Of course, unless you’re standing on the pier at the foot of Lower Lonsdale or have a good seat on the SeaBus, it’s nearly

impossible to see the non-stop activity taking place along North Vancouver’s along the waterfront. The North Shore waterfront is dotted with industry: ship builders, tug boat operators and export commodity terminals – to name a few. On a typical day, large bulk carriers are loaded with forestry products, grain, coal, potash and other export commodities. They then set sail for return destinations such as Japan, Korea, China, India, Brazil and other countries in

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Southeast Asia and Europe. “There is a lot happening today,” explains Tony Nardi of Neptune Bulk Terminals. “It’s a busy place.” Really busy. In 2008, for instance, $10 billion worth of Canadian exports "owed through terminals on the North Shore, explains Nardi. Nardi is the current president of the North Shore Waterfront Industrial Association. The NSWIA, formed in 1999, has 12 members

and employs more than 3,000 people, many of whom live on the North Shore. “The closer you are to the (industrial) waterfront, the more people understand what it is about,” says Nardi. “There’s a lot of pride, especially here in North Vancouver, about the waterfront history and maritime connection.”

To help educate kids about the waterfront industry, the NSWIA sponsors a popular program called Working Waterfront that teaches Grade 5 students about everything from the different industries on the waterfront and possible careers to the types of cargo ships and waterfront lingo. The course culminates

with a 90-minute harbour cruise. “When you see it from the water you get a totally different perspective,” says Nardi.

For more information about the Working Waterfront program, call 604-788-8064 or email

Harbour tours during Party-at-the-Pier Port Metro Vancouver harbour tours aboard the Magic Charm will take place during the Party-at-the-Pier (July 17 -18). Advance tickets are available at the Royal Bank Esplanade Branch, John Braithwaite Community Centre, North Shore Neighbourhood House and North Vancouver Museum of Archives info booth at the PGE station. Proceeds from the cruises bene!t the North Shore Neighbourhood House.

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Take a break in our Community Garden The writing on the fence says “friendship gates,” a welcoming message to passersby to come in and smell the flowers at the Lower Lonsdale Community Garden. Built in June 2004, the 50-plot garden has become a popular destination for green thumbs without their own space in the dense urban jungle. They grow everything from perennial flowers to vegetables, but visitors during the summer will find an explosion of colour compared to the apartments surrounding the garden. Heather Johnstone, coordinator for the Edible Garden Project which encourages and helps the creation of community gardens, says community gardens have not only provided people the opportunity to grow things, but it’s helping create community where there otherwise wasn’t any. “It is like a starting point for building relationships between neighbours, and the community has transformed,” Johnstone said. For example, several garden plot members have been growing vegetables for the North Shore Neighbourhood House to donate to the food bank. The Lonsdale Community Garden is located at the corner of East 2nd Street and St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver. It’s open to the public during the day.

Inquiries: North Shore Neighbourhood House 604.987.8138

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Streetcars on Lonsdale circa 1915. All photos courtesy “North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Neighbourhood” and North Vancouver Museum & Archives.

New book explores the history of Lonsdale Avenue It’s a grainy black and white photo of men in military uniforms digging trenches. When Shervin Shahriari asks people where they think it was taken, most guess somewhere along the frontline in Europe during the First World War. When he tells them the photograph was snapped at North Vancouver’s Mahon Park in 1916, they can’t believe it.

As it turns out, the men in the photo are from the 6th Field Engineer Squadron, which was based in North Van. During WW1 they built and tested mock trenches at Mahon Park. “It’s something I didn’t expect to be happening in North Vancouver at the time,” explains Shahriari, who recently published the book North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Neighbourhood.

“That was an interesting !nding.” Shahriari, who immigrated to Canada from Iran in the 1980s, has always been a history buff and after settling in North Vancouver he began to wonder about the Lonsdale corridor’s past. A volunteer member of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission, Shahriari was able to access boxes of historical pho-

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R.H. Evans Bakery, 1905, the Wright Block. Women learning auto mechanics at McMillan Motors, 1940. Moodyville. Looking south down Lonsdale Avenue.

tographs of North Vancouver and he began to select interesting pictures for a historical look at Lonsdale Avenue. From over 1,000 photos, he selected approximately 240 for the book, which was no easy task. “It’s always hard to narrow it down,” says Shahriari, whose father was a famous Iranian author. Next, from archival information – sometimes in the form of handwritten notes

tucked in with photos or biographies submitted by descendants of early settlers in North Van and small write-ups scrawled on the images – he wrote short stories to compliment the photos. The result is a photographic time capsule that takes readers through North Vancouver’s rich history, from the launch of Ferry 1 and streetcars on Lonsdale to Dominion Day celebrations, early settlers

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After a spectacular winter season, we are more excited than ever to showcase Lower Lonsdale in the summer. The festivals are shaping up to be the best yet, with our 4th annual Party at the Pier taking place right in the middle of it all! (July 17 & 18 – note the date change). Parties, parades, festivals & performances continue through the summer and into fall. Come and discover the beauty of our waterfront lifestyle. MAY~OCTOBER 2010

FARMER’S MARKET Lonsdale Quay Market On NOW through October! Every Saturday, 10am - 3pm on the East Plaza. Conventional and organic produce, jams, jellies, home baking, local artisans & more JUNE 2010

Starts JUNE 25 and runs until Sept. 5 SUMMERFEST Lonsdale Quay Market An eleven-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community! JULY 2010 JULY 1 Canada Day PARADE & celebrations Lonsdale Ave. & Waterfront Park. Everybody loves a parade! Music food and fun for all.

kicks off the festival on Saturday evening at 7:30 Lots more live music & entertainment, food & fun on the 18th. Something for everyone ~ for 2 days!

JULY 24 & 25 CARIBBEAN DAYS Festival & Parade @ Waterfront Park Catch the Calypso, Reggae & Latin beats. Carnival culture is served up hot and spicy - all weekend! AUGUST 2010

Check out the ART SCENE Lower Lonsdale is a great place to discover works by local artists. A walking tour will reveal several galleries (Google Lower Lonsdale Art) and go to for some cool public art!

JULY 17 & 18 PARTY AT THE PIER Shipbuilder’s Plaza, foot of Lonsdale. Burrard Dry Dock Pier and St. Roch Pier. Sinfonia’s Orchestra Brass Spectacular

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SEPTEMBER 19 FALL FESTIVAL 100 block of West 1st Street 10am - 4pm Summer SHOPPING! Wonder through the shops & restaurants in Lower Lonsdale. With so many shops & restaurants to discover you can make a day of it and be back for more! SEPTEMBER 2010

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Pancake Breakfast kicks off continuous entertainment, tricks, and treats for all. OCTOBER 2010

SEASONALLY FRESH - always Lonsdale Quay Market and the restaurants on Lower Lonsdale offer fresh and delicious dining ideas!

HALLOWEEN Watch out! Lonsdale Quay Market & Lower Lonsdale shops get into spooky fun!

LIVE! Catch a performance at Presentation House Theatre. Check out what’s on: DECEMBER 2010 DECEMBER 4 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND CAROL SHIPS 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm LLBA’s sparkling wintertime festival. Outdoor, familyfriendly evening. Bundle up, bring your friends and come celebrate the season! Live music, hot chocolate, carols and more.

Festivities begin on Saturday evening with Sinfonia’s Orchestra Brass Spectacular. Featuring music by the likes of Scott Joplin, John Phillip Sousa, and the North Shore’s own Composer in Residence, Michael Conway Baker. Sinfonia’s mighty brass and percussion sections will be absolutely thrilling. Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Come early, bring your lawn chair and get set for a night of musical magic! And on Sunday, the party just keeps on going! A fantastic cast of performers and entertainers including JUNO award winning Norman Foote, The Kerplunks, Weathered Home, Kyla Rawlins and so much more. Celebrate our Maritime Community!

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Lower Lansdale. Love it. Live it. Summer 2010  

Lower Lonsdale - Love it. Live it. The people, the places, the festivals and the fun for summer 2010.

Lower Lansdale. Love it. Live it. Summer 2010  

Lower Lonsdale - Love it. Live it. The people, the places, the festivals and the fun for summer 2010.