Vancouver Shaughnessy



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Shaughnessy is centrally located in Vancouver and is a prestigious area with a lot of heritage. It is named after former president of CP Railway, Thomas Shaughnessy. There are many large and historical homes (over 50% built before world war II). CPR commissioned Frederick Todd and M.Davick (engineer) to lay out the curving streets and large lots and sidewalks. They ensured exclusivity with a minimum house build cost that was 6 times the norm in Vancouver.

Prestigious neighbourhood

The character of Shaughnessy is shaped by the streets, sidewalks and grand houses with styles like Edwardian, Tudor, Classical, Craftsman. Many restorations involved architectural projects to maintain the history and character of the homes. During the Depression in 1930s many homeowners left Shaughnessy and many of the homes were converted to rooming houses and multple-dwelling conversions. In the 1970s Vancouver city planning started to rezone to smaller 60-75 foot wide lots. Developers must now adhere to Shaughnessy Official Development Plan to protect the character of the neighbourhood.

Central location

Although primarily a residential area, there are shopping areas near its borders including Arbutus Village, Oakridge mall, street shopping along Oak street, and the large mix of stores in South Granville. Finally 41st Ave also offers a large number of amenities and restaurants.

South Granville Food Crawl

South Granville offers eclectic shopping and some great eateries.

Angus Park
Braemar Park
Devonshire Park
Douglas ParkJogging, Playground
Heather ParkPlayground
Kerrisdale ParkRunning track
Oak Meadows ParkRunning track, Dog Park
Shaughnessy Park
VanDusen Botanical Garden


Kids love the outdoors!

Dog Parks

Oak Meadows Park

Arbutus VillageOne stop shopping
Kerrisdale W.41st Ave.Variety of street level shopping & restaurants
Kyuzo Japanese Restaurant
Shaughnessy Restaurant
Best Neighbours RestaurantPizza
Fish Cafe
Kyo Korean BBQ
Loblaws City Market
South Granville Shopping district
Oakridge shopping mall
South Granville Shopping
Shaughnessy Restaurant - wedding
Fish Cafe
Storm Crow Alehouse
North of Naked Body Care
Puerto Verde
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Storm Crow Alehouse
Heirloom Vegetarian
Fung Loy Taoist Tai Chi
Jewish Community Centre
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Magic Box Hobbies
Secret Garden Tea Co.
Shaughnessy Restaurant @ VanDusen
Danco Co.
Puerto Verde
Heirloom Vegetarian

Shaughnessy Elementary
Eric Hamber Secondary
  • K-7: Shaughnessy, York House (Private all female), Vancouver Talmud Torah (Jewish independent), Emily Carr, Vancouver College (Catholic all males), Quilchena (Early French)
  • Eric Hamber, AP Program, Gifted
  • Little Flower Academy, Catholic Private, all female, AP Program
  • York House, Private all females, AP Program
  • Vancouver College, Catholic, all males, AP Program
  • Prince of Wales, AP Program, TREK, mini school
  • Point Grey, AP Program, mini school
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