We are so excited and thankful for being awarded Best New Condo Development in The Georgia Straight 20th Annual Best of Vancouver 2015 issue!

A huge shout out to everyone involved in getting The Independent to this point (under construction!) and to the Straight readers who voted The Independent the #1 Best New Condo Development.

Mount Pleasant is an awesome neighbourhood, and we are very much looking forward to the additional energy The Independent homeowners will bring to Mount Pleasant.

The Straight readers also voted Mount Pleasant as the Best Neighbourhood! Plus, so many awesome local Mount Pleasant business won Best Of’s such as 8+Main, 33 Acres, Brassneck Brewery, Wallflower Diner, 49th Parallel… just to name a few.


Full List of Mount Pleasant Best Of Vancouver Winners:

Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant

Skateboard shop: Antisocial Skateboard Shop

Neighbourhood/community bike store: Our Community Bikes (Main Street)

Bike shop to get a tune up/repair: Our Community Bikes (Main Street)

Coffee shop (independent): 49th Parallel

Coffee shop (local chain): JJ Bean Coffee Roasters and Bean Around the World Coffees

New restaurant: Meet on Main

Restaurant for stretching your dollars: Hawker’s Delight

Veggie restaurant and most vegan friendly: The Acorn

Place for gluten-free eats: The Wallflower Modern Diner

All-day breakfast: Lucy’s Eastside Diner

Bistro: Les Faux Bourgeois

Ice cream: Earnest Ice Cream

Professional culinary school: Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver

Brew pub: Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall

Brewery tasting room: Brassneck Brewery

Brewery tasting room and local brewery: 33 Acres

Burlesque show: The Biltmore – Kitty Nights

Live music venue: Biltmore Cabaret

Florist: Flower Factory

Vintage/retro furniture store: ReFind

Music store: Red Cat Records and Neptoon Records

Local toy store: Granville Island Toy Company (Main Street)

Pet supply store: Tisol Pet Nutrition & Supply Store

Local street/community festival: Car Free Day

Women’s clothing store (independent): 8th + Main and Barefoot Contessa

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant


49th Parallel


The Acorn


33 Acres

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Flower Factory

8th + Main

8th + Main