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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4700 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1954
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4700 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1954
Heritage Value
The Simpson-Sears store on Kingsway opened in 1954 and was the second Simpson-Sears to be located in British Columbia. The store helped to solidify the neighbourhood's growing reputation as a major commercial centre in the Lower Mainland and became a prototype for the company's large format stores across Canada.
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
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Kelly-Douglas Company

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark697
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4700 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1946
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4700 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1946
Heritage Value
The Kelly Douglas Company was founded in 1896 as a wholesale grocery business. It enjoyed rapid success during the Klondike Goldrush of 1898 when it became a primary supplier for prospectors. In 1946, its headquarters moved from Vancouver to Burnaby and a manufacturing plant and warehouse was built on the site.
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4700 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1986
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4700 Kingsway
Associated Dates
1986
Heritage Value
Although the idea for Metrotown was first expressed in the 1970s, the building itself opened in 1986 and was soon served by the Expo Line of the new SkyTrain system. In the ensuing twenty years, the complex developed into three distinct but adjoining malls - Metropolis at Metrotown, Metrotown Centre, and Station Square. Today, Metrotown serves as the city’s commercial and retail anchor. The mall also includes two large office towers, which by 2001 were home to the head offices for Shaw Cable and TransLink.
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail
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