This riding south of Highway 7 is accessible by Highway 1A and several SkyTrain stops. The riding office is about 3,538 km from Parliament Hill as the crow flies. It would take 44 hours to drive.
This riding in Vancouver includes the neighbourhoods of Renfrew-Collingwood, Victoria Drive, Riley Park, and Kensington-Cedar Cottage. It is bordered on all sides by other residential ridings. It contains a number of green spaces, including a large portion of John Hendry Park and Mountain View Cemetery; it sits in between Queen Elizabeth and Central Parks.
About 50.5% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Cantonese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $36,848.
The recreational spaces in the neighbourhoods of Riley Park, Kensington-Cedar Cottage, East Side, and Renfrew-Collingwood range from local parks and community centres, to Kensington and Renfrew Pools, Trout Lake Ice Rink, and branches of the Vancouver Public Library.
Singer-songwriters Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen, stand-up comedians Nathan Fielder and Charlie Demers, actors Laura Harris, Ryan Reynolds, Linda Chung, and Shawn and Aaron Ashmore hail from Vancouver.
The industries that employ the most residents of Vancouver Kingsway are accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance, and retail trade. About 51% of the workforce has some form of postsecondary education. In 2011 the unemployment rate was 7.3%.
On the boundary of the riding sits Trout Lake, an all-season activity area. It offers skating in the winter, swimming and other water activities in the summer. Located in John Hendry Park, the area is operated by the Vancouver Parks Board and covers 27 hectares.
The neighbourhood of Collingwood likely derives its name from Collingwood, Ontario as members of the local tram company, which was built in 1891, lived in Ontario for a number of years. The tram was an electric railway system that connected downtown Vancouver with the nearby city of New Westminster, bringing business and residents to the Renfrew-Collingwood area.
Vancouver lies on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Wau-Tuth.
Indigenous communities in this riding include:
Naut’sa Mawt Tribal Council