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VIDEO – The History of Whalley

VIDEO – The History of Whalley

In recent times, Whalley has been going through a full scale revitalization including many high rise condominiums, office buildings and new civic facilities. The Build Surrey program was launched in 2008 and has overhauled the once-foundering city centre.

Mayor Dianne Watts oversaw mass investment in shimmering civic, commercial, residential and health-care facilities —over $2.2 billion to date, spent on public and private sectors. The community has a new $63-million library, a new city hall and with a new performing arts centre set to be ready in the next few years.

Whalley also hosts the area’s largest hospital, the revamped and renovated Surrey Memorial. $512-million has been spent on expanding Surrey Memorial Hospital with the second largest ER in Canada. The hospital is the centre piece of Innovation Boulevard, which is an assembly of health care technology facilities built to interest health-related businesses and institutions.

Living in Whalley means embracing a new and modern community in the presence of its beautiful heritage. The close proximity to Guildford Town Centre, a 7 minute walk to the Gateway Skytrain station, a one-minute skytrain ride to Surrey’s City Centre and only 30 minute ride to downtown Vancouver makes Whalley an ideal location for any group of people. With all the existing and planned transformations, Whalley could soon become one of the region’s biggest city centres.

WATCH: Whalley History

Travel farther back in time to follow Whalley’s backstory from its namesake, bootlegger Arthur Whalley’s service station to present day in this video below.

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About The Author

Azadeh Kojouri

Azadeh Kojouri is an Iranian-born journalist. She previously lived in England and India before moving to Canada in 1997. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor's degree in biology and later moved to Vancouver. Azadeh completed her diploma in Broadcast and Online Journalism from BCIT in 2015 and is currently volunteering with Shaw TV at "Community Connection." She has also started her own makeup and fashion YouTube channel. As a journalist with a multicultural experience, she strongly believes the world is one large community where its progress and well-being depends on exchanging ideas and knowledge.


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