Marpole: Neighbourhood by Numbers

11: The number of parks in Marpole ranging from the largest  — Winona Park (5.31 hectares) to the smallest — Marpole Park (.27 hectares).

25: Percentage of Marpole’s waterfront that’s publicly accessible.

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2: The number of residential towers (14 and 19 storeys) in the Safeway development at 70th and Granville. There is also a seven-storey podium with rental housing and townhouses at street level.

13.63: In dollars, the cost of a Niçoise salad, bagel and bottle of Kirin Ichiban beer served for lunch at Café de l’Orangerie, a Japanese-fusion café at 1320 West 73rd Ave.

1912: The year Thomas built The Colbourne House at 8743 Southwest Marine Dr. The house was sold to Henry Colbourne in 1936 and was occupied by his family until 1982. The Marpole Museum and Historical Society restored it to illustrate how families lived in the early 20th century.

11: The number of screens that will be in the Cineplex movie theatre in the Marine Gateway development dubbed MC2 that’s currently under construction at Cambie and Marine Drive.

561: Size of Marpole in hectares.

2006: The year the Land Conservancy of B.C. bought the historic Joy Kogawa House. Kogawa, who was sent to an internment camp with her family during the Second World War, wrote Obasan, a semi-autobiographical novel.

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