Retail Strategy

What makes a vibrant and exciting commercial district? What kind of retail is future proof? What roles do businesses, stakeholders, the City and local shoppers play in attracting and growing successful, community-oriented retail streets?

Council recently approved a city-wide Retail Strategy, which identifies how to best support the sustainability of New Westminster’s retail sector now, as businesses recover from the pandemic, and over the long-term, as the community continues to evolve and grow.

What is Retail?

Retail isn’t only brick and mortar shops that sell goods; a vibrant commercial district is made up of many businesses, including professional services such as accountants; personal services like tailors; non-profit organizations; and others in addition to goods sellers. Overall, the key is finding balance to ensure success for the neighbourhood and broader community.


Read the Retail Strategy. 

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