AT THE END OF THE CITY
31ST JULY 2011
Did you know 16th Ave was once the edge of Vancouver? When in April 1886 the City of Vancouver was formally established by an act of the legislature in Victoria the new city’s boundaries were set with Nanaimo in the east and Alma to the west while 16th Avenue became the southern edge of the new city.
Beyond 16th, lay the municipality of South Vancouver itself established in 1892. But sixteen years later unhappy residents in the western half of the district split away to create the municipality of Point Grey. Cambie Street became the new boundary between the two communities.