This by-law was passed in the Vancouver City Council meeting of May 8, 1891. It changed Vancouver’s ward boundaries first set up under By-Law No. 3 in 1886. Transcribed by volunteer Anita Dos Santos in July of 2018.

original by-law here

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Repealed by No 431
BY-LAW NO: 118
A BY-LAW ALTERING THE SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY INTO WARDS :

WHEREAS it is deemed expedient in the interests if the City that the Subdivisions of the City into Wards should be altered :
BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver, in open Council assembled, as follows :-
I. THAT the City be, and the same is hereby divided into Five Wards, the same to be known and styled as Wards 1,2,3,4, and 5, comprised as follows :-
WARD NO.I. shall be comprised of all portion of the City lying and being within the following boundaries, that is to say :-
COMMENCING at a point in Burrard Inlet being the intersection of the Northern Boundary of the City in the line from the centre of Howe Street produced, thence Westerly along the Northern Boundary to the First Narrows, thence following the shore line at low water mark of the Government Military Reserve to the South Westerly extremity of Lot 185 Group I, New Westminster District, thence to the centre of the mouth of False Creek to a point in False Creek being the centre of Howe Street produced, thence Northerly to and along the centre of Howe Street produced to the point of commencement.

WARD NO.2., shall be comprised of all that portion of the City lying and being within the following boundaries, that is to say :-
COMMENCING at a point in Burrard Inlet, being the point of intersection of the centre lines of Abbot Street produced Northerly and Howe Street produced Northerly, thence Southernly along said production of Howe Street and along the centre of Howe Street to a point in the to a point in the centre of False Creek, thence by a line running along the said centre of False Creek to a point being the intersection of said line with the centre of Abbot Street aforesaid produced Southernly thence Northerly along said Southerly production of Abbot Street, and along the centre of Abbot Street produced, to the point of commencement.

WARD NO.3., shall be comprised of all that portion of the City lying and being within the following boundaries, that is to say :-
COMMENCING at the point of Commencement of Ward No.2., thence Easterly along the Northern Boundary of the City to the Northern extremity of Lot 194, Group 1 aforesaid, at low water mark, thence Southerly along the Eastern Boundary of the City to its intersection with the centre of Hastings Street, thence Westerly along the centre of Hastings Street aforesaid, thence Northerly along the centre of Abbott Street produced, to the point of commencement.

WARD NO.4., shall be comprised of all that portion of the City lying and being within the following boundaries, that is to say :-
COMMENCING at a point being the intersection of the centre line of Hastings Street with the centre line of Abbott Street aforesaid, thence Easterly along the centre of said Hastings Street to the Eastern boundary of the City, thence Southerly along the said Eastern Boundary to its South Eastern extremity, thence Westerly along the Southern Boundary of the City to its intersection with the centre of Glen Street aforesaid produced to the centre of False Creek, thence along a line running along the centre of False Creek to a point being the intersection of the said line with the centre of Abbott Street aforesaid produced, thence northerly to and along the centre of Abbott Street to the point of commencement :

WARD NO.5., shall be comprise of all that portion of the City lying and being within the following boundaries, that is to say :-
COMMENCING at a point being the centre of Glen Street at its intersection with the Southern Boundary of the City, thence Northerly along the centre of Glen Street produced to the centre of False Creek, thence Westerly along a line running along the centre of False Creek to the mouth of False Creek at a point being the intersection of said line with the Western boundary of the City, thence Southerly along the Western Boundary of the City to a point on English Bay at low water mark, thence along the shore of English Bay at low water mark to the centre of Campbell Street produced to low water mark, thence Southerly along Campbell Street to the South Westerly extremity of the Southern Boundary of the City, thence Easterly along the said Eastern Boundary to the point of commencement.

THIS BY-LAW shall come into force and take effect on and after the 15th day of November A.D.1891 :

Done and passed in open Council this 9th say of May 1891
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk
By-Law No : 118

A By law altering the Subdivisions of the City into Wards

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1st reading May 4, 1891
2nd “ May 9, 1891
3rd “ “ 9, 1891

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

A.St. George Hamersley

By-law no. 118 altering Vancouver’s ward boundaries – May 9, 1891

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