We acknowledge that the George Weeks House, now the Diamond Centre for Living, is on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Built in 1895, the Diamond Centre for Living is located at 1459 Barclay Street and run by the Friends for Life Society. The house anchors the southwest corner of the park with its inviting wrap-around veranda and windows facing both Barclay and Nicola Streets. George Weeks served as a factor in the trading posts of Yale and Hope before becoming the manager of Vancouver’s first Hudson’s Bay store on Cordova Street. He lived in the Barclay Street house until he died in 1948. The house remained in the Weeks family for another 40 years, resulting in its good condition and making it a candidate for retention. In 1911 George Weeks built a two storied apartment, the Shaftsbury Apartments, on Nicola behind his house. Unfortunately the Shaftsbury was not included in the Park Plan. Park Board gardeners transplanted the large rhododendron in the front garden from a nearby demolition site. Phone: 604 682 5992.

We are delighted to open our home to you and your family, friends, group or colleagues to enjoy outside of our service hours.  Have a look around and see what we can offer to make your next event a huge success. Email info@vancouverfriendsforlife.ca for booking inquiries.  

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