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Located in one of Canadas British Columbia areas, Vancouver, Mount Pleasant is among the developing and thriving neighborhoods in this city. The neighborhood stretches from Kingsway and the 16th Avenue to the 2nd Avenue and the Great Northern Way all the way down to Clark Drive and Cambie Street. Although this neighborhood has undergone the gentrification process from the start of the 90s, it was once considered a place for the working class or professionals. The Canadian railway line that runs to the International Airport of Vancouver all the way from downtown serves this community.
Many of the rich and unique features of this neighborhood are attributed to a stream that once flowed within its lands. Initially, between 1888 and 1912, this neighborhood was known as Brewery Creek because it was home to many brewery industries that came up as a result of the existence of the same stream. The heart of the Mount Pleasant district in terms of commerce and industries was this neighborhood that received its first street cars in 1890. The neighborhood, especially on Main Street and Broadway areas, experienced its first major growth in population in the year 1897. Therefore, the fact that most residents worked either in the brewery industries or the city center, was the reason the neighborhood was known as the place for the working class. The neighborhood also features various heritage buildings such as the Heritage Hall located on Main Street, the Public Library, Parkway and Banners in the BIA and the Tea swamp garden among others.
Education is essential in any residential areas especially if the families who live there have school-going children. Mount Pleasant neighborhood features the Fraser, Mount Pleasant and Nightingale elementary schools in addition to the Sir Charles Tupper Secondary school that are nearby.
According to the statistics of census carried out in 2006, the Mount Pleasant neighborhood had a population of 23,615. The number of residents had reduced drastically from the areas population in 2001 by about 3.8%. According to the statistics, residents under 19 years make up 13.7% of its total population, 20-39 44.8%, 40-64 33.4% and above 65 8.3%. 62% of the population are natives who speak English, Chinese speakers comprise 10% of the residents and Tagalog speakers comprise 5.1%. With the rate of unemployment being 5.5%, 31.7% are low income earners and the general average income is $37,782. The neighborhood is home to many families that continue to increase in numbers, young and well-educated professionals as well as those who have just purchased their first homes.