Come Walk Commercial Drive’s Western Slope

On October 21st, famed guide Maurce Guibord will take us on a unique history walk.  As he describes it:


Let’s head for the tracks! A tour of Grandview, but downhill all the way. On the slope leading down to the railway tracks, we’ll see how urban development created a still-changing environment. Among other sites, you’ll walk the tracks, see a hidden mosaic garden, the home of a star boxer, visit a huge warehouse transformed into artists’ studios, and the former city dump transformed into urban gardens.


Meet up at the corner of Charles and Woodland at 10:00am for a two-hour tour.


We will be accepting voluntary donations to help us continue our work of recording and preserving the heritage of Grandview.  $10 is suggested, but pay as you can.   See you there!

4 thoughts on “Come Walk Commercial Drive’s Western Slope

  1. Hello >> I am very interested in any future walking tours of the Commercial Drive and Grandview area. My Grandfather owned McComber Produce and the family lived in the area for many years. Please let me know if any further walks are planned.



  2. Hi Mike. Thanks for your comment and it is great to hear from you. McComber’s was a beloved fixture on the Drive for 30 years, first under J.A. and later under his son Earl (your grandfather?)

    We post notices of walks and talks here on the website and send reminders to our email list. If you email us at we’ll make sure you get on the email list.


  3. J A was my Grandfather and Earl was my Uncle. I have ordered two copies of “The Drive… Is the pictorial history published?


    1. Mike: Many thanks for straightening out the family geneaology — and for your interest in “The Drive”. No, we haven’t published the Pictorial History, though that is an interesting thought for a future project.


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