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Our Home

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.

 HISTORY.

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 the beautiful heritage house, Vancouver Friends For Life Society (VFFL) gets to call home. Located at 1459 Barclay Street , 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. Park Board gardeners transplanted the large rhododendron in the front garden from a nearby demolition site.

 

The house has 5 distinct rooms, and one and half bathrooms. Rooms include a meditation room, library, kitchen, dining room, living room and outdoor space.

 

Accessibility

The house takes up four floors, including offices and basement. The main and second floors are wheelchair accessible from the outer right side of the house by lift.

Book the House.

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. Fill in the form below for booking inquiries.  

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