When the sun comes out I hit the streets of Surrey with camera in hand! This time I wandered around Downtown Surrey, aka City Centre, aka Whalley and took some shots of the big changes that have happened/are going to happen to the most urban part of our city.
I walked the area around the City Centre Library, the construction sites around it slated for our new City Hall and 3 Civic Plaza. I walked over to check out Ultra, a new residential highrise that’s a block off of University Drive. I also took a bunch of pictures of the Central City Tower because I think it’s a gorgeous piece of architecture. In 4 or 5 years this neighbourhood is going to look very different, I can’t wait to see it. Check out all the pictures!
Whalley is growing in leaps and bounds with huge investments in amazing infrastructure all with the purpose of changing this once troubled area in to the heart of Surrey. The new City Centre Library is a fantastic example of what Surrey is doing to ensure the future of Whalley and the entire city is a bright one.
Designed by Bing Thom Architects, the same firm the designed the iconic Central City Tower, this 77000 square foot library features stunning exterior and interior sight lines and all the modern features you would expect in a world class library. There are lots of computers, laptop stations, and self serve electronic book check out stations as well as thousands of books, a cafe and much more.
The library opened to the public on September 6th and their Grand Opening celebration is September 24th. Go see this amazing facility for yourself at 10350 University Drive!
Once a heavily wooded area known for its homeless population and open drug use, Holland Park has been transformed into a beautiful open space where families gather to watch movies on warm summer evenings. Featuring water gardens, pathways and a cafe run by the local Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre, Holland Park is another reason Surrey is where the future lives.