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Collingwood started out as a trail leading from New Westminster to English Bay and grew up over the years, first around a stop of the interurban railway line and later with the introduction of Vancouver’s Skytrain. As a place of coming together, Collingwood exudes pride in its active community spirit and sees its fair share of the hustle and bustle that makes the lower mainland such an exciting place to live.
Schools In The Area
Public schools that serve the neighbourhood include George T. Cunningham Elementary, Sir Guy Carleton Elementary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary, Graham Bruce Community Elementary and Collingwood Neighbourhood School. Although no secondary schools reside in Collingwood proper, Windermere Secondary is just to the north in Renfrew Heights and Killarney Secondary is just to the south.
The southern section of Renfrew-Collingwood stretches from E 29th down to E 41st (and the Kingsway) and is bordered on the west by the curve of Nanaimo Street and east by Boundary Road and Burnaby.
History Of The Housing Market
One of the fastest growing residential neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Collingwood enjoys a near even split between apartment-type dwellings and single-family detached homes, with the majority of residents being homeowners, not renters. The architectural style is reflective of the lower mainland: sturdy and pleasant, secure and inviting. Pricing is attractive for working middle-class families looking for a place to settle and grow.
As with most of Vancouver, Collingwood has its fair share of outdoor green spaces for residents to enjoy. Some of the smaller parks like Carleton and Cariboo are essentially just playgrounds for children, but larger parks such as Collingwood and Gaston have soccer fields and basketball courts. Norquay Park has an outdoor water/spray park for children. Collingwood Neighbourhood House is a central hub of community activity that offers numerous recreation activities for all ages. Burnaby’s large Central Park, home to Swangard Stadium and a fine Pitch and Putt, lies just to the southeast of Collingwood.
The Collingwood BIA puts on the Collingwood Days Festival, including an Art Crawl, each May to celebrate the richness and diversity of the neighbourhood.
Restaurants & Shopping
The Collingwood Business Improvement Association, encompassing nearly 350 local enterprises, is situated along Kingsway from Rupert to Boundary. It is the major commercial district catering predominantly to the ethnically diverse, family-oriented denizens of Collingwood and its visitors. The Metropolis at Metrotown, one of the lower mainland’s larger shopping malls, is just a short commute down the Kingsway in neighbouring Burnaby.
Commuter traffic travelling from and through Collingwood is fairly heavy, especially along the main corridors: Kingsway and Boundary. Public transit is essential to the motility of area residents, with regular bus service and a main Skytrain station at Joyce-Collingwood. Even with a major bike lane running along Vanness Avenue, cycling is more for pleasure than business. Pedestrian traffic is generally light and local, although it can be fairly dense around the business district.