The vision of our retail market properties is to provide truly unique retail market experiences, as a destination gathering places, and an active partner within the respective communities. Enhancing the culture of the communities in which we operate through thoughtful placemaking initiatives blur the lines of public amenity and private enterprise, and integrates our market properties seamlessly into the neighbourhood.
We draw on our very specialized experience in this area when designing or consulting on new retail market properties. Our open-door approach to management encourages tenants to look to us for guidance regarding any issues that may arise; communication is key to maintaining strong landlord-tenant relationships that are felt through the property, and echoed on the frontline with all tenant-customer interactions at our properties. This approach also provides unique insight to keep our properties evolving and relevant, and provides direction to new projects we take on.
LONSDALE QUAY MARKET
Our flagship retail market property, Lonsdale Quay Market & Food Hall, is located on the waterfront in north Vancouver. Quay North Urban has held interest in They Quay since it opened is 1986, and in 1994 became the sole owners taking over management and operation of the property.
Originating as a carnival-style marketplace which opened for Expo ’86, The Quay is a diverse, multi-use community anchor in the Lower Lonsdale area. Thirty-six years after opening its doors on April 12, 1986, The Quay celebrates the rich diversity boasted by the North Shore waterfront since the first settlers arrived here in the 1860s.
The Quay is currently undergoing an extensive revitalization, and through this transformation we are staying true to the character and experience of The Quay, which has endeared itself to the local community for over three decades.
TSAWWASSEN QUAY MARKET
Tsawwassen Quay Market, located at the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal, was built in 2004 and serves locals and tourists journeying from Greater Vancouver to the Southern Gulf islands and Vancouver Island. Visitors enjoy the stunning West Coast design featuring exposed wood beams, full-height windows and beautiful views while exploring 19 food and retail kiosks.
NANAIMO QUAY MARKET
Following the overwhelming success of the Tsawwassen Quay Market, Nanaimo Quay Market opened in 2008 at the BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal, and meets the needs of tourists and locals alike, as they travel between Vancouver Island and Horseshoe Bay. Visitors can explore among the local retail stores and eateries which enhance their travel experience in this beautiful waterfront setting.