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Oakridge Canada Line station open house + Design for Diversity event, Sat June 27

Oakridge-41st Avenue Station on the Canada Line, near Oakridge Centre. (Photo by <a href=>Tafyrn Palecloud</a>.)

Oakridge-41st Avenue Station on the Canada Line, near Oakridge Centre. (Photo by Tafyrn Palecloud.)

InTransit BC is hosting an open house to see inside Oakridge-41st Station on the Canada Line, this Saturday June 27!

A map showing the Oakridge-41st Avenue Station location.

A map showing the Oakridge-41st Avenue Station location.

You can find Oakridge-41st Avenue Station at Cambie Street and 41st Avenue, near Oakridge Centre.

Come by from noon to 5 p.m. in closed toe shoes and comfortable, warm clothing. (It’s a construction zone still, so you’ve got to dress accordingly.)

And if you need another reason to stick around, the open house will be held at the same time as Design for Diversity, a free celebration marking the end of local Canada Line construction.

Check out the HSBC Main Stage in the Oakridge Centre plaza for performances from O Music Studios, the Tzimmes, dance from Bhangra dancers and Oakridge’s own A Star Studio hip hop crews.

You can also visit the many businesses in Oakridge Centre and along Cambie Street from 39th to 43rd Ave for free giveaways, demonstrations and more.

Plus, be a part of the Design for Diversity mosaics, which will be installed near Oakridge Station—participate in a design workshop in the Oakridge Centre with Liz Calvin.

For more details on the Design for Diversity event, check out!


  • By CJ Stebbing, June 24, 2009 @ 9:37 am

    Sadly, I will not be able to attend because I have to work on that day. but I hope that everyone that goes has a fun time. Perhaps I will attend the last open house…..I think its going to be in DWTN.

    Sorry jhen. No pics from me for this one. :(

  • By Tsushima Masaki, June 25, 2009 @ 1:52 am

    I’ll be there, I might as well go to every open house since I’m free. Lansdowne and Templeton were fun experiences, and it never gets old to sit in a Canada Line car. This will likely be the busiest of the three open houses held so far.

  • By Nick, June 26, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

    Oh! I can’t wait to see the first open house where the guests can see the underground station.
    The experience at Lansdowne station was awesome, can’t wait to tour Oakridge this time.

  • By ;-), June 28, 2009 @ 9:01 am

    It appears there were flickr users at the open house. Click on my name link to quickly pull up their pictures.

    Yes the stations are shallow, but there are too many stairs to go down. Perhaps I’m spoiled on the Expo Line where the stations I frequent (Broadway and Granville) has up and down escalators to get to the platforms. There doesn’t appear to be a tunnel into the Oakridge mall, nor covered access to there. The East entrance appears to be just a narrow emergency exit. While the buses appear to be designed for accessibility, the limited escalators may be a challenge for the people with limited mobility.

    The map above the exits has changed, just showing the Canada Line now.

    The tunnels have just a walkway in the center, possibly to discourage people from walking in the tunnel.

    Switch tracks are just North of the station. Possibly be used to short turn busy trains?

  • By Mike, June 28, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

    I too am wondering about direct access to Oakridge mall. They’re right next to each other; the station access is just across the plaza! Throw a tunnel down there, put in a couple convenience stores and then people won’t have to walk through the rain and potentially snow to get to the mall.

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