Halloween in Mount Pleasant


Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 10:34am PST
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A few months ago I was invited to speak at the Mount Pleasant Business Area’s AGM and it’s there that I became more familiar with the variety of restaurants, shops, and services that this neighbourhood has to offer. Mount Pleasant BIA’s catchment area spans from 16th Ave to 6th Ave, and Prince Edward to Quebec with Main Street running right down the middle. This week I was invited back to the neighbourhood to judge a Halloween decorating contest in which 30 businesses took part. Along with Jessica Shmigelsky, Kara Mintzberg (MPBIA), and Greg Edgelow (MPBIA) I took a walking tour that left me hungry for more of what Mount Pleasant has to offer — even with all of the ghoulish decorations.

Mount Pleasant BIA Halloween
Halloween inside and out at Joe’s Grill.

Mount Pleasant BIA Halloween

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Very creative displays at Aucmamas.

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Brewery Creek got in the spirit turning a security cam into a spider.

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JJ Bean used old milk cartons as Jack O’Lanterns.

Mount Pleasant BIA Halloween
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Banana Tans went all out with animated ghosts, a smoke machine, and plenty of cobwebbed decorations.

Mount Pleasant BIA Halloween
Broadway’s On the Rivot had a gruesome decapitated (yet helmeted) display in the window.

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Indochine had some nice displays in the window and inside the restaurant.

Mount Pleasant BIA Halloween
Cobs Bread had lanterns and a more “upbeat” Halloween feel.

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Brownie’s Florist smelled devine but had deadly decor.

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Lucy’s Eastside Diner had a Halloween menu and the Mount Pleasant Community Centre youth group had a fantastic interactive haunted house.

Mount Pleasant BIA Halloween
Wallflower was closed for a private event but they let us in to check out their lantern and pumpkin displays.

Our unanimous decisions awarded Banana Tans the “Best Overall” trophy and the Mount Pleasant Community Centre‘s youth group won “Most Creative” with their haunted house. Each was presented with a certificate and $500 from the MPBIA for their efforts.

Visit the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the area and take your own walking tour up and down Main to check out some of these great shops and eateries for yourself.

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2 comments

  1. Ruth Hartnup says:

    If you have the opportunity, I strongly recommend a visit to the block of West 14th between Ontario and Manitoba tonight. The households have incredible displays and there are hundreds – literally, hundreds – of costumed children trick or treating (at least, on non-rainy years there are!)

  2. Mike says:

    Those photos are beautiful and the whole neighbourhood seems to be magical. I’ve been planning a trip to Vancouver and I’ve read that it belongs to the safest Vancouver neighbourhoods. Thanks for a great tip. What a pity that I missed the opportunity to see this place with all those lovely skeletons.

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