The small, east side Vancouver neighborhood known as Riley Park has been a busy area for us for a very long time. We are proud to have been providing Riley Park plumbing services in this wonderful community, and will continue doing so for years to come.
Situated between Ontario and Prince Edward streets and running from East 16th Avenue to the north, down to East 49th Avenue in the south, this narrow neighborhood is filled with older homes built since the end of WWII, that have required repairs and upgrades in both their heating and plumbing systems. Now in the 21st century, many new high-quality condos and town-homes are adding to the mix.
A Changing Neighborhood
With relatively affordable housing in an attractive central Vancouver neighborhood, Riley Park is drawing new residents who like the new commercial and retail establishments popping up along the Main Street Corridor. Older families and retired folks used to make up most of the area’s population, but the average age is now dropping as young, multi-cultural families and singles move to the Riley Park neighborhood.
The neighborhood’s central location and its being home to Queen Elizabeth Park’s fabulous gardens and Riley Park’s Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians minor league baseball team, are all big draws. Excellent public transportation that quickly gets residents where they need to go adds to the attraction of the area.
Locals call us often whenever a local Vancouver plumber is needed. We are always close by and can be there very quickly.
The Government of Canada recently transferred ownership of the large Little Mountain social housing complex, between 33rd and 37th Avenues on the west side of Main Street, to the Province of British Columbia. The old apartment blocks that used to be there had reached the end of their lifespan, so the city is embarking on an ambitious redevelopment that will include half-a-dozen, mid-rise residential towers with shops and restaurants at street level.
At least one tower is expected to be 14 stories tall. A community neighborhood house, park, playground and childcare facilities will round out this exciting new development that will feature residences designed for a broad spectrum of homeowners and renters.
By: Jack Japuncic