Central Lonsdale - North Vancouver

Info: Central Lonsdale is considered by many as the heart of North Vancouver, and its heart is beating fast! Located in the City of North Vancouver, Central Lonsdale is bordered by the Upper Levels Highway on the North and runs South to Keith Road. One of the largest geographical real estate areas in North Vancouver, Central Lonsdale is the home to many new concrete highrises and older low rise apartments, townhouses and duplexes. The city of North Vancouver embraces the North Shore’s need for new kinds of housing and has been open to the changing needs of home owners. See Team Clarke’s information on the North Vancouver City’s Coach Houses to learn more about the changing face of development on the North Shore – click here (Ben link to Coach houses) Central Lonsdale is home to many businesses from great sushi restaurants, to sports shops & London Drugs. It is also home to Carson Graham Secondary School, Lions Gate Hospital, and the new North Shore Hospice. Schools: Queen Mary West Keith Road North Vancouver BC Phone: 604.903.3720 Queensbury Elementary 2020 Moody Avenue North Vancouver BC V7L 3V3 Phone: 604.903.3730 Carson Graham Secondary South Campus 2145 Jones Avenue North Vancouver BC V7M 2W7 Phone: 604.903.3555 Library: Recreation: Harry Jerome Recreation Centre Amenities
  • Circuit weight room
  • Classic weight room
  • Concession
  • Cross-training weight room
  • Home of Flicka Gymnastics Club
  • Ice arena
  • Multi-purpose program rooms
  • Pool (25 metres)
  • Rehab weight room
  • Sauna & whirlpool
Location 123 East 23rd Street North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E2 Hours of Operation Facility and Weight Room Hours: Monday - Friday 5:00am - 10:30pm Saturday 7:30am - 10:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm Front Desk Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 9:00pm Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm Sunday 8:45am - 3:00pm (Pool Office 9:30am - 5:00pm) Mahon Park History of Mahon Park Mahon Park is named after Edward Mahon (1862-1937). Mahon (pronounced Mann) was born in England and immigrated to BC in 1888 with his brother Gilbert. The Mahons bought acres of land in the heart of the North Shore, and went on to form the North Vancouver Land & Improvement Company with Ed Mahon as acting president. The Mahons were involved in the development of the City of North Vancouver beginning in 1907, and helped develop the historic plan that was created for this new township. Ottawa gardens was their first subdivision, Grand Boulevard was their most ambitious. They conceived a chain of boulevards and parks circling the City centre. The City's current Official Community Plan still draws upon their original concept, using it to recreate and connect the City with the Green Necklace Greenway. Mahon Park was sold to the City of North Vancouver in 1910 by the North Vancouver Land & Improvement Company. The land that defined Mahon Park encompassed 40 acres. It was developed over the next few years with a grand opening in 1914. A track with a major grand stand (seating 1000) and a dance pavilion were among the park's features. Mahon Park was considered the jewel of the City for many decades and we value it as such today. Victoria Park About Centrally located along Lonsdale Avenue, this busy park provides a green oasis in the middle of the City. Victoria Park provides an excellent place to enjoy the seasons, take a stroll, have a picnic or relax in the sun. Victoria Park forms a key component of the City's Green Necklace project, an urban greenway that will link parks, public spaces, and natural habitats and provide safe, alternative transportation options and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. History Victoria Park was created as the first and central component of a system of boulevards and parks proposed and promoted as North Vancouver's "Necklace of Parks". Grand Boulevard and Mahon Park are the other remaining elements of this scheme. In 1905 area residents began clearing the forest for Victoria Park. By 1910 the park had been laid out with formal pathways sweeping through the park, lined with European species of trees. Today you can find over 100 of these original trees remain and in the eastern half of the park you will find the recently restored Cenotaph and Commemorative Flame. Restraunts: Sushi Katsu Japanese Restaurant Sushi Katsu was founded by a group of individuals who have been serving Japanese cuisine to the Lonsdale community for over 15 years. They provide fresh, high quality traditional Japanese Cuisine at an affordable price. Besides the traditional Japanese cuisine, they also offer some excellent Chinese dishes. Sushi Katsu is located in North Vancouver at the corner of 19th St and Lonsdale. The restaurant has over 3000 square feet of indoor seating, and 60 seats on our beautiful covered patio. Team Clarke favourite: order off menu: Tuna Tataki Sushi Bella The first location of Sushi Bella Restaurant opened in North Vancouver. The restaurant is full of choices in menu with trendy French-Japanese fusion dishes. They are committed to provide all of our precious guests with the ultimate dining experience. In all of their original creations, we incorporate the traditional roots of Japanese cuisine with western and specifically West Coast influences using only the highest quality ingredients. Team Clarke favourite: Drunken Tiger Roll Whitespot 2205 Lonsdale North Vancouver, BC Phone: (604) 987-0024 Email: unit119@whitespot.ca Hours Sun - Thurs 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM Fri - Sat 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM Take Out: 310 - SPOT (7768) Team Clarke Favourite: Pirate Pack with macaroni & cheese for kids, and the Legendary with Cheese platter for adults! Krua Thai Since 1995, this courteous & cozy restaurant is the North Shore’s first & original house of Thai cuisine.Traditional Thai meals are nutritious, healthy with fragrant herbs and exotic spices, such as lemongrass, chili peppers, sweet Thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, ginger, coriander, garlic & coconut milk. Team Clarke Favourite: 17. KANG KA-REE (Gai, Nuer, or Moo) with Chicken Shopping: Ellie's Candy Walking into Ellie's Candy Lane is an exercise in nostalgia, in the best kind of way. The softly lit shop is lined with jars, boxes and bins filled with brightly coloured gummies, jellybeans, chocolates, and plenty of other childhood favourites. Owner Meenpal Wilson, a friendly, petite woman who encourages her customers to "try before they buy," says she opened her doors mostly out of a love for the sweet stuff. Ellie's Candy Lane is located at 1931 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. London Drugs 2032 Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 2K5 Phone: (604) 448-4805 Store Amenities Pharmacy (604) 980-3661 Audio/Video Dept. (604) 980-8533 Computer Dept. (604) 984-4061 Cosmetics (604) 988-4786 Photo/Electronics (604) 984-4261 Photo Finishing (604) 988-5286 General Merchandise (604) 448-4805 Insurance Dept. (604) 980-5774 Store Hours Monday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Holidays: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM North Shore Ski & Board North Shore Ski & Board has been serving all your action sports needs for over 30 years! They've seen a ton of changes over the years but one thing has been consistent… The desire to share their knowledge and set you up with quality gear for all the great sports we're into. So be sure to think of North Shore Ski & Board the next time you're looking for a new kiteboard, sail, snowboard, helmet, wetsuit, ski jacket, pair of goggles etc. 1625 Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J5 (604) 987-7245 Email: northshoreski@gmail.com Community: Centennial Theatre Officially opening its doors in 1966, Centennial Theatre was built to commemorate the centennial celebrations of Canada. Since that time, Centennial Theatre has been home to many community and professional organizations including North Shore Light Opera, Uncle Randy Productions, Sinfonia - Orchestra of the North Shore, many local schools and dance schools. Centennial Theatre is a 705 seat municipally managed theatre and is owned by the City of North Vancouver, and operated by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission under a Joint Use By-Law with operating funds from both the City and the District of North Vancouver. Centennial Theatre is continuing to expand its presenting season, as well as remaining a supportive rental venue for many community organizations. We are visited by between 100,000 and 120,000 patrons and performers each year. Generations of North Shore families have been performers and audience members at Centennial Theatre, and we look forward to generations more. Lions Gate Hospital Serving a population of over 130,000, The Lions Gate Hospital is the North Shore of Vancouver’s only hospital. Lions Gate Hospital provides a full range of general and many specialized acute care services. A recognized trauma centre, the hospital has 268 beds, seven operating rooms, and a variety of diagnostic services and equipment. It is the fourth busiest hospital in Vancouver and one of only five neurosurgery centres in B.C. As a business in North Vancouver, we were asked almost weekly for charitable contributions. Our late founder, Shirley Clarke felt that it would be most beneficial for us to focus our charitable efforts towards a common good for all those who live on the North Shore. For years Shirley raised money for the Lions Gate Hospital and the North Shore hospice through her annual pumpkin patch and also gave generously herself. Today you will see a bed and plaque at the hospital dedicated to her. Shirley headed the North Shore Realtors Emergency Ward Campaign, helping to raise awareness and funds for the new Emergency Ward at Lions Gate Hospital. After Shirley’s passing in 2010, it was her wish that all future Team Clarke fundraising benefit the ALS BC loan program which benefits all ALS patients in the province of British Columbia. To donate please visit http://www.alsdirective.org/donate-now.html or http://alsbc.ca/donate/ Lions Gate Hosptial Information Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, through the support of our donors, has invested more than $50 million in new medical equipment, facility improvements, staff education and research over the last 6 years. Their vision is to inspire giving in continued support of the highest quality health care for the following facilities and programs:
  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Evergreen House
  • Cedar Garden
  • Cedarview Lodge
  • Kiwanis Care Centre
  • Margaret Fulton Adult Day Centre
  • North Shore Hospice
  • West Vancouver Adult Day Centre
  • Community Health Programs
  • Mental Health & Addictions Programs
Donate Now! Lions Gate Hospice Since 1982, LGHS has advocated for quality palliative care on the North Shore. Recently, the long-time dream of having a stand-alone hospice for North Shore residents is becoming a reality. LGHS was one of four parthers involved in the fund-raising for and planning of the North Shore Hospice. In addition, and a result of a generous bequest, LGHS contributed $500,000 to the construction of the North Shore Hospice. The Resource Centre in the new Hospice is named after the Lions Gate Hospice Society in memory of Mr. Werner Zimmerman Lions Gate Hospice is committed to supporting the provision of quality end-of-life care on the North Shore.. Team Clarke is a proud supporter of the Lions Gate Hospice. We helped to raise funds for the building of the centre and as a family we donated a vibrant painting to the front family room for all to enjoy. We understand the needs of palliative care for both patients and families on the North Shore and are grateful that such an amazing facility now exists for our community. ICBC - Driver Services Centre Need a new driver’s license or time to renew, you will need to visit the local Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Driver’s Services Centre. 125 East 13th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3L2 (604) 661-2255 www.icbc.com M-Fr 8:30-4:30