T’s Once Upon A Tea Leaf

The intersection of 224th and Dewdney, 1956. Note the lack of intersection lights. (P04388)
People milling around on 224th at the end of the Fall Parade in 1962. (P05090)
Two delivery boys on bikes in front of Clappison’s Butcher in 1930s, which is now Cremino’s Gelato & Caffe. (P01057)
Aerial view looking south from Dewdney Trunk Road down 224th Street to the Fraser River, c. 1965. (P04348)

Prior to being called 224th St., it was also called Ontario St. and 8th Ave. While the rest of central Haney was primarily agricultural before the construction of Lougheed Highway in 1931, 224th has been lined with businesses since the early days. Before the highway, supplies would mostly be delivered via ships who would dock at Port Haney. 224th formed a direct line to the port and was therefore a natural location for businesses to pop up. Though the downtown core has been redeveloped and businesses have come and gone, 224th remains a focal point of downtown Maple Ridge home to many great businesses such as T’s Once Upon a Tea Leaf.

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While this scavenger hunt addresses primarily white settler history, it is important to note that both the Katzie and Kwantlen’s history with this land spans back thousands of years prior to the arrival of European settlers. We would like to acknowledge that each of the places in this scavenger hunt are part of the unceded territories of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation on which we are lucky enough to work and share this land’s history.

Maple Ridge Museum will be closed June 25. Find us at Canadian Multiculturalism Day at Memorial Peace Park! Haney House will be closed June 26.
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