New Westminster

Total Population: 65,976 (2011)
Total Area: 15.63 km2
Desity: 4,222.2/km2
Website: www.newwestcity.ca

New Westminster is located on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of the City of Vancouver proper, adjacent to Burnaby and Coquitlam and across the Fraser River from Surrey. A portion of New Westminster called Queensborough is located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, adjacent to Richmond. The total land area is 15.3 square kilometres (5.9 sq mi).

 

Notable New Westminster natives include singer/actor Alexz Johnson, musician/producer Devin Townsend, actor Raymond Burr, actor Aaron Douglas, race car driver Greg Moore, astronaut Robert Thirsk, magician "Mandrake the Magician" Leon Mandrake, actress Crystal Dahl, professional baseball player Justin Morneau, the MacArthur award winning poet Daryl Hine, actor Nicholas Lea and retired professional hockey player Bill Ranford.

 

With the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1886, trade began to shift to nearby Vancouver. Nonetheless, New Westminster weathered the loss, and remained an important industry and transportation centre. The local economy has always had a mix of industrial sectors, but it has evolved over the years, moving from a reliance on the primary resources of lumber and fishing in the 19th century, to heavy industry and manufacturing in the first half of the 20th century,[who?] to retail from the mid-1950s to the 1970s, to professional and business services in the 1990s, and finally to high-tech and fibre-optic industry in the early 21st century.

 

The city has several live performance venues, ranging from the Massey Theatre adjacent to New Westminster High School, to the Burr Theatre, a converted cinema on Columbia Street, and two theatrical venues in Queens Park (One being the Bernie Legge Theatre, home of the Vagabond Players, which were formed in 1937.) The Royal City Musical Theatre, a long-established New Westminster tradition, uses the Massey, while comedy and mystery theatricals use the stages in Queens Park. Also in Queens Park is the Queens Park Arena, longtime home to the legendary New Westminster Salmonbellies professional lacrosse team, as well as an open-air stadium used for baseball and field sports. The Burr Theatre (originally the Columbia Theatre), named for New Westminster native Raymond Burr, was operated by the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society who produced professional -quality mysteries and comedies between October 2000 and January 2005. February 2005 saw the theatre reopen as a vaudeville theatre with three major productions by The Heartaches Razz Band and in February 2006 collaboration with The Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society produced the first Annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. The theatre was sold by the City of New Westminster through a public request for proposal process to the owner of Lafflines Comedy Club. After extensive renovations to convert it into a cabaret style theatre, it is now called The Columbia, home of Lafflines Comedy Club. Douglas College also offers post-secondary training in theatre, stagecraft and music, as well as non-credit courses in music for all ages and ability levels, through the Douglas College Community Music School.[18] Theatre productions and music concerts at Douglas College take place in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre and the smaller, more intimate Studio Theatre from September to April.

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Main Photo: 1931 MARINE Way in New Westminster: Connaught Heights House for sale : MLS®# R2500784

$4,000,000

1931 MARINE Way New Westminster V3M 2E4 : Connaught Heights

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1949, 1,880 sq. ft.
Excellent development opportunity with RM (Residential - Multiple Unit Buildings) potential zoning in Southwest New Westminster, very close to 22nd SkyTrain station. The lot is part of a land assembly with other 10 properties for a total of 86,000 sq.feet. Consider as... Details
One Percent Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 217 QUEENS Avenue in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale : MLS®# R2496093

$2,980,000

217 QUEENS Avenue New Westminster V3L 1J7 : Queens Park

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1951, 3,850 sq. ft.
ONE OF A KIND Development Opportunity in Historic Queens Park! This 18,352sf Lot has a Preliminary Layout Approval for a 2 Lot Subdivision. PLA incl: Front Lot: 66' x 158' lot fronting on highly sought after Queens Ave (Build 5216sf +958sf laneway house), Back Lot... Details
Keller Williams Elite Realty
No Photo Available: 111 - 113 FIRST Street in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale : MLS®# R2502139

$2,800,000

111 - 113 FIRST Street New Westminster V3L 2G3 : Queens Park

Residential Detached
1 baths, Built: 1972, 4,428 sq. ft.
GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 4-unit in a side by side duplex building in “Prestigious” Queen’s Park location, step away from Queen’s Park, Herbert Spencer Elementary, shopping and Skytrain. 8712 sq.ft of land, 4428 sq.ft of living space on two floors,4 self contained... Details
LeHomes Realty
Main Photo: 2141 MARINE Way in New Westminster: Connaught Heights House for sale : MLS®# R2496453

$2,500,000

2141 MARINE Way New Westminster V3M 2H2 : Connaught Heights

Residential Detached
6 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1949, 2,720 sq. ft.
Prime Location in Southwest New Westminster, this Corner Lot zoned C1 can be part of a neighboring land assembly and is in the New Comprehensive development plan for New West. The property is direct south of the 22nd Street Skytrain just off Marine and close to the... Details
RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group
Main Photo: 1262 EWEN Avenue in New Westminster: Queensborough House for sale : MLS®# R2488372

$2,500,000

1262 EWEN Avenue New Westminster V3M 5E4 : Queensborough

Residential Detached
2 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1947, 856 sq. ft.
Queensborough deplex lot. Potential Multi-family in... Details
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
Main Photo: 403 ST GEORGE Street in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale in "Queen's Park" : MLS®# R2486752

$2,488,000

403 ST GEORGE Street New Westminster V3L 1L1 : Queens Park

Residential Detached
6 beds, 5 baths, Built: 1890, 5,840 sq. ft.
How often do you find a historic mansion with whole house air conditioning? Smart-controlled energy efficient central heating & security system? Updated electrical system & plumbing? Welcome to "Rosstrevor", a magnificent Queen Anne mansion in the heart of Queen's Park... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Surrey/24)
Main Photo: 1623 NANAIMO Street in New Westminster: West End NW House for sale : MLS®# R2492955

$2,488,000

1623 NANAIMO Street New Westminster V3M 2G5 : West End NW

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2007, 3,384 sq. ft.
Nothing compares to this home in all of New Westminster. Very high end home with incredible attention to detail from the Italian Marble to the hand made gold leaf ceilings. Custom cabinetry through out the home including high end kitchens with top of the line... Details
RE/MAX Westcoast
Main Photo: 904 CHILLIWACK Street in New Westminster: The Heights NW House for sale : MLS®# R2500613

$2,395,000

904 CHILLIWACK Street New Westminster V3L 4V5 : The Heights NW

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2010, 3,554 sq. ft.
Custom Designed by Award Winning Architect Randy Bens. This unique cubist home, is clad in premium clear red cedar siding & natural stone. Contemporary & open concept living, features a beautiful kitchen with built in Miele appliances & a 1000+ bottle temperature... Details
TRG The Residential Group Realty
Main Photo: 122 FIRST Street in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale in "QUEEN'S PARK" : MLS®# R2502027

$2,198,000

122 FIRST Street New Westminster V3L 2G2 : Queens Park

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1889, 5,363 sq. ft.
Welcome to BREEZEHURST, a one-of-a-kind Queen Anne with a soaring 22-ft ceiling in the foyer, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 staircases, 5 fireplaces, extensive original millwork and stained glass. This spectacular home features large formal living and dining rooms and a... Details
Keller Williams Realty VanCentral
Main Photo: 109 COLLEGE Court in New Westminster: Queens Park House for sale : MLS®# R2497758

$2,175,000

109 COLLEGE Court New Westminster V3L 1K8 : Queens Park

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1954, 3,806 sq. ft.
Incredible opportunity to own in the heart of Queens Park! This amazing home boasts all the signatures of a mid century build and is set atop a beautiful ¼ acre lot w amazing gardens leading from street side to the privacy of your lovely rear outdoor patio and backyard... Details
Macdonald Realty
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