The district of Yaletown in Vancouver is today a hip and happening district and indeed a perfect location for your Vancouver holiday apartment. This urban neighborhood in Downtown Vancouver has deep-routed ties with the industrial revolution and even today it is often called the ‘warehouse district’. Yaletown began to really emerge as the prosperous and popular area that it is today in the 18th century when the rail yards and facilities of Canada’s railroad organisation were moved to the area, which initiated Yaletown for its future as a centre of activity and focus. The original incentive for the Yaletown district to allow the national railroad to use the area as a base was that the area would be exempt from local taxes, but in reality the benefits have proved to be much longer standing. In the period following this there was a heavy industrial influence in the area which was dominated by warehouses and railroads. Over the 19th century the area became a popular residential area for people around the city, although the various peaks and troughs of the property market had a negative impact upon the prosperity of the area. For a few decades in the late 19th century the area became substandard and it wasn’t until a developer purchased many buildings in the 1980s that the area began its revival. Over the following years there was vast development in Yaletown which saw it transformed into a cultural and business hotspot as well as a fashionable place to reside.The modern Yaletown district has a reputation as being one of the most hip and happening areas of the city. On the social aspect, spread around the area are a whole host of bars, restaurants and nightclubs which, whilst suitable for people of all ages, are particularly popular with the younger generations who consider this the ‘place to be’ and also to be seen. The majority of the best social spots are located on Mainland Street and Hamilton Street. In terms of culture, the Yaletown district has plenty of museums to visit, including a museum of contemporary architecture and the Coastal People’s fine art gallery.
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