About this Walk

Join us on a walk through our gorgeous green space in the heart of our community, spanning east to west. A perfect place for just sitting out in the sun in warm weather, tobogganing in winter or playing a lot of different sports in its different areas. This is a unique evolution of a 1950s, post-WWII, hilly suburb into a modern inner-city community. For one thing, Glendale Lake was drained, as was typical of what happened with ’50s and ’60s city mandates; but fortunately, this space was turned into a green space that links huge areas together.

Residents love Glendale’s trees and large lots and many old homes have been renovated with pride – for new homeowners. Many have come back to the community they grew up in and are not disappointed to still find leafy, curvy, safe streets and quiet remain; perfect to raise children. But, the community shares the same challenges with many other neighborhoods:  traffic, demands to densify, car-centric roads, noise, not enough services, etc.

What is it about Glendale that we love? What do we need and want to keep?

Quadrant: SW
Meeting Place: Glendale Community Hall, 4500 25 Avenue SW
Finish Point: Glendale Community Hall, 4500 25 Avenue SW
Walk Duration: 1.5 hours
Areas of Interest: Urbanism, History, Environment
Led By: Monika Smith
Look for: In front of the Hall doors, southside of building, near picnic tables
Inner City: Yes