As the City of Surrey continues to develop Whalley, and the City Centre area in particular, into a major business, cultural and activity centre, new projects such as a 1,600-seat performing arts centre and a Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus will attract even more of the area’s youthful population. They see Whalley’s storied past as the foundation for the next generation of change. Retro diners, ethnic food marts and restaurants, old-time barber shops, bowling alleys and roller rinks are as much a destination as the growing selection of bistros, brewpubs, farmer’s markets and community gardens.
METRO’S NEXT URBAN CORE
By 2031, the population of City Centre is expected to double as it transforms into a vibrant, walkable, urban downtown core – second only to Vancouver. Tien Sher will once again be part of the change with a community of high-rise towers and low-rise apartment buildings slated for future development in the Venue neighbourhood.