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Collingwood residents enjoy Collingwood Park, a well-loved community park that is often filled with activity. The park offers green fields that are perfect for relaxing or playing at any time of the year, and pathways that are pleasant for an evening stroll. It has a playground, basketball court, soccer field, swimming pool, a baseball diamond and lots of running space. Originally this park came under the municipality of South Vancouver before the 1929 amalgamation of the City of Vancouver. It was most likely named after Admiral Collingwood, a well-known British naval figure of the 19th century.
Collingwood residents enjoy a multi-cultural variety of delicious food at Collingwood Days! From delicious food, to interactive activities, to fantastic performances, it's a fun-filled day in the heart of Collingwood at Carleton Elementary. There is also an international marketplace and community corner for interesting information, unique and beautiful gifts and accessories, reflecting the diversity of the Collingwood Days' participants.
Collingwood has significantly more single-detached residences than average for Vancouver, although apartment dwellings still dominate. Most Collingwood households own their home and there are large amounts of development in the past two decades, due to the construction of the SkyTrain and its related stations. The Joyce-Collingwood Station area is booming with condominium high-rise developments. Reflecting average incomes for Vancouver, the neighbourhood is also home to the Wall Centre Central Park surrounding Boundary, Vanness and Kingsway streets, with affordable and new high-rise condo developments for the City.
Half of the Collingwood population claim Chinese as their mother tongue, followed by Hindi and Punjabi. Household sizes in the area are larger than Vancouver average, with more married couples and more children per household, making it a family-oriented area to establish roots with home ownerships. The dominant lifestyle group of the area is successful middle-aged Asian families, with average incomes although an upwardly mobile lifestyle. Reflecting the higher percentage of seniors than average, a lower percentage of the Collingwood population is in the labour force, making the area ideal for multi-generational and family-oriented residents.