Tapestry

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750 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Tapestry
Tapestry-exterior.jpeg

Tapestry in Fairview
Building Information
Developer Concert Real Estate Corporation
Management Company Leisure Care
Number of Units 232
Number of Floors 6
Year Built 2008
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof Tar & Gravel
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750 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Within walking distance
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Strata


Contents

Background

Hastings Mill

The Tapestry development contains nearly half a block of green space. It is a six story building that sits next to its sister building known as Heather at Tapestry.

The Fairview community had once been an intensive rain forest with massive trees. When Moodyville and Hastings Mill opened on Burrand Inlet in the 1860s, Fairwiew was one of the first areas to be logged.

The land was owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway with land grants to the City. It was mostly undeveloped until the expansion of the Burrard Inlet and the construction of the electric railway in the 1890s.

Today, Fairview is home to many people working in business and finance administration. More than 20% of the existing buildings there today were constructed in the late 1980s. This makes Tapestry a rather new building, and it stands out among its neighbors. [1]



Location

Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre

Tapestry is located in the Fairview neighborhood of Vancouver, directly across from the Vancouver General Hospital.

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Kitsilano Secondary School, L'Ecole Bilingue and False Creek Elementary School are just some of the schools in the area.

The most popular attraction near Fairview is Granville Island. Visitors can tour the many shops and boutiques and enjoy the ocean breeze and gelato ice cream.

It is within walking distance of the Cambie shopping hub containing the Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station, London Drugs, Whole Foods, Home Depot, Canadian Tires, and Best Buy [2]

Also in the area, is a number of theatres including the Improv Center, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Play Wrights Theatre Center, Performance Works, Theatre La Seizieme, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, and Pacific Theatre.

Construction

Tapestry (right) and Heather (Left)

Tapestry at West 12th Avenue was constructed alongside its sister building, Heather at Tapestry. Tapestry won the 2003 Grand SAM Award from the Canadian Home Builders' Association in 2003. In 2005, the Developer, Concert, was presented with an Award of Excellence for Seniors Housing.

The construction of the building includes rain screen technology. The structure and supporting foundation are concrete, as well as the exterior finish.

The windows are double glazed, and thermally separated. This window system was invented in the 1930s and was originally available under the Therompane brand name. The manufacturing process continued to improve, and so did the thermal resistance. Materials for double glazed windows are aluminum, PVC and timber. [3]

Layout and Features

All of the suites feature dark rich laminate in ebony, ash or teak, carpet and tiled flooring, large floor to ceiling windows in the living room, and balconies.

The kitchen if fully equipped, and features pot lights, polished quartz or marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances, ebony, oak or cherry lower cabinets with antique white lacquer upper cabinets,

Bathrooms have stainless steel sink lever faucets, porcelain floors, stone counter tops and deep soaker tubs. [4]

Maintenance fees cover caretakers, garbage pickup, gardening, hot water, management and the recreation facilities. [5]

Floor Plans

There is a choice of larger than average homes, ranging from studios and unique loft-style one bedroom suites up to luxury two bedroom plus den penthouses.

Amenities

Recreation room
Lobby
Lounge

Tapestry offers many services and amenities catered to the health and comfort of seniors:

  • 24 hour staff services
  • In building restaurant with “heart friendly” menu
  • Tapestry’s bistro pub
  • Fitness services including professional trainers and state-of-the-art fitness equipment that is safe and easy to use
  • Spa services
  • Brain Fitness Centre programs designed to improve memory, attention and communication abilities
  • Full-service hair salon and professional aesthetician services
  • Therapeutic treatment room for massage and body therapies
  • Health Maintenance consisting of ongoing awareness and monitoring by medical teams, making observations about the status and providing assistance with blood pressure monitoring
  • Care Coordination consisting of coordinating appointments and transportation
  • Medication Services including medication management, coordination between your pharmacy and physician, and assistance in administering daily medications
  • Cinema / Virtual Golf Centre
  • Creative Arts Centre
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Concierge Services & Business Centre
  • Bike Room
  • Day Care
  • Playground

Bylaws

Tapestry Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age Yes
Barbecues Yes



  • Pets allowed
  • Rentals allowed
  • Age restriction
  • Barbecues allowed

Sustainability

Tapestry doesn't have any record of being sustainable, however, all the green space offered is beneficial in numerous ways.

By provided green space instead of something concrete or paved, we reduce the heat island effect and cool down the city.

Also, plants produce clean oxygen form carbon dioxide.

By having grass and gardens, humans feel bio-philia, a physiological connection humans feel with nature that improve the overall environment and make people happier.

Trivia

  • Fairview has over 30,000 people
  • The average household income in Fairview is $52,500
  • In Vancouver, exterior paining jobs require a permit for the city
  • It is illegal to show public affection on a Sunday in Vancouver
  • Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off the municipal sidewalks in front of their house or business
  • In British Columbia you must not exercise in a manner that frightens a horse without permission
  • In British Columbia if you're a bankrupt drunk who got thrown into jail, the law requires the jailer to bring you a bottle of beer on demand
  • The City of Vancouver is classified as a no-pee zone
  • It is illegal to own a log cabin
  • If you have a purple garage door, the City of Vancouver has a right to fine you [6]
  • It is illegal to kill a Sasquatch


References

  1. Block Talk
  2. My BC Rental
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Wayne Pasco
  5. My BC Rental
  6. Dumb Laws


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