Metrotown is a town centre serving the south-west quadrant of Burnaby.
It is one of the city’s four officially designated town centres, as well as one of Metro Vancouver’s regional town centres. Since the City of Burnaby’s 1977 development plan for Metrotown the area has thrived, and the City has designated Metrotown as the “official downtown core” of Burnaby (Spring of 2017). This is in response to the City of Burnaby’s commitment to make room for approximately 125,000 new residents and they feel a need for a strong downtown core that people want to live, play and work in is being responded to in the new community plan. New high rise developments are quickly popping up. The town centre is also home to Old Orchard Shopping Centre, at the intersection of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue. The Crystal Mall complex at Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue is one of the largest lower mainland Asian malls and Metropolis at Metrotown is the second largest enclosed shopping mall in Canada located at Kingsway and Nelson Avenue. Most of the real estate in the Metrotown area for sale is condos but there is a plentiful amount of Townhouses and Detached houses.
Metrotown SkyTrain station commuted to work by public transit, the highest of any census tracts in Metro Vancouver; public transit mode share to work for the entire Metrotown area was around 42%!
Community amenities include: Bonsor Rec Centre, Bonsor 55+ Centre, Bob Prittie Metrotown Library, Metrotown Community Resource Centre, Pioneer Community Resource Centre, Beresford Street Art Walk, Swangard Staduim, Central Park Facilities and more.
Central Park [South of Kingsway]
Central Park area is in close proximity to Metrotown, Crystal Mall and Kingsway that houses a diverse selection of restaurants, retail stores, shopping and entertainment as well as Central park and the Swangard Stadium. This park offers diverse recreational activities year round and its immense size allows for nature walks right in the middle of the city. Housing area in Central Park area is on the north side of Kingsway. It has a variety of detached homes, townhouses and apartments. The Patterson SkyTrain Station is nearby