East Van Condo Development: Canvas on East 1st

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East Van Condo Development: Canvas on East 1st

East Vancouver is about to get another new Condo Development after a new building was announced. Developed by Onni, Canvas will be located between East 1st Ave and Great Northern Way just East of Main St in whats called South East False Creek Flats.

Designed by gBL Architects, Canvas will be a modern build that hopes to embrace the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and provide spaces for neighbours to meet and mingle and for artists to converge in the city. Designed for young people, Canvas will be two buildings offering 1 and 2 bedroom units with linear kitchens (maximizing living space), with a green open air courtyard between the two buildings and roof top patios. The exterior will be industrial like with corrugated metal and hits of colour.

Location of Canvas, a new apartment building in East Vancouver

The location of Canvas is just East of Main St, though still walking distance to the Terminal/Main St Skytrain Station, Main Vancouver Train Station, the amenities on Main St, the Art Galleries in the area and the Central Valley Green Bikeway (the bike path connected to the Seawall). It will be easily accessible from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Great Northern Way Campus which is home to the Centre for Digital Media, so expect many of the units to be home to art students. Red Truck Brewery is also slated to open a new brewery and bar in the area, along with a coffee shop. You can expect many creative design studios, galleries, start ups and bars/restaurants to be looking to get a foot into this neighbourhood once things get going. Sounds to me like this will become something like the Olympic Village, except with an East Vancouver flare and a focus on Art and Design.

Canvas is still in the pre-stages of development so it will be a few years before anything is completed (though sales will start in Spring 2014), but along with Block 100 (also built by Onni), this new development will add life to an otherwise industrial area and brings some great neighbourhood amenities to people who live a little further East of Main.