Yaletown History

Yaletown History:

This False Creek waterfront community has experienced some serious revitalization since its rebirth as host of Expo '86. Formerly a warehouse district where textile shops and train yards provided little in the way of beauty or entertainment, Yaletown has been transformed into one of Vancouver's trendiest neighborhoods, packed with sidewalk cafes, and unique restaurants.

 Yaletown is a very talented neighbourhood that has gone through many phases since the 1890s. It all started (1885) as a railyard industrial era which lasted for many, many years. By the 1960′s, Yaletown had transformed into a garment district and then briefly flirted with a dot.com phase in the 1990’s.

Today, Yaletown has transformed again….this time into a trendy urban community made up of a dense mixture of residential, commercial, office, restaurants, boutiques, and services, making it one of the most sought after areas to live, work, and play in all of Vancouver. Well actually, one of the most desirable ‘hoods in all of Canada. With over 900 businesses, many focused on the design or creative industries, Yaletown is a  trendsetter where the next happens first.