Updates & News from the Newton BIA.

May 2, 2018 | Issue No. 24


LRT car showcased for first time in Surrey

City council unveiled today an “early look” of what a light rail car might look like in Surrey.

Mayor Linda Hepner and several councillors hosted the showcase this morning at Central City Shopping Centre.

At the event, Hepner said the LRT car will be put on display throughout the city over the next nine weeks, including at the Surrey Children’s Festival and Surrey’s Canada Day celebration in Cloverdale.

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All eyes on Newton as Surrey LRT plan rolls forward

After years of crying out for revitalization, residents and businesses in Newton Town Centre finally have reason to celebrate.

Light rail transit is coming, and with it, inevitable redevelopment for the community that will serve as the end of the line for the first phase of the project.

“It’s going to be a catalyst that drives all investment in the area,” said Philip Aguirre, executive director of the Newton BIA.

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April marked the third Newton Talks of the year and our guest speaker was Melanie Gaboriault with the Surrey LRT Project. As usual the room was sold out as residents and businesses were eager to hear about how Light Rapid Transit was forever going to change their community.

There has been an abundance of meetings, news articles, & social media rants about the Surrey LRT project. I have been a longtime supporter of the massive investment that comes with a project of this size. The opportunity for the people living in the area and the surrounding business environment is tremendous.

Learn more about the Surrey LRT Project

For May, we will be joined by Stephen Wu from the City of Surrey Economic Development as he talks about coming changes to the Newton Town Centre. 

Newton Talks is a monthly networking forum for Businesses and Community to establish a voice for Newton that improves business opportunities, revitalize the area, and creates a sustainable future for the community. Hosted the second Thursday of each month, the discussion will focus on a different area of concern.

Registration required. Open to the Community. Lunch is provided.

Register for May with Stephen Wu from Economic Development
From Philip's Desk

As Executive Director, he has many thoughts, opinions & feelings about how Newton's doing. And luckily, you can read all about them on his weekly blog!


Murals ‘giving life to dark corners’ of Newton

An Indigenous mural is being brought to life in Newton this week, and it’s the second on the same building in the span of a year. 

Shades of purple, green and blue work to create an aurora-borealis-esque sky, with traditional Haida artwork and just a dash of graffiti-flavour weaved in. 

Rolling mountains and trees grace the skyline, and running wolves take centre stage.

The artwork has been commissioned by the Newton BIA with the aim of creating a “festival alley” in the community.

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Newton Days returns this July!

Let’s kick-off summer in Newton! Newton Days is back for a second summer complete with a farms’ market, kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks, henna and Science World demonstrations.

Throughout July, Newton Days will be taking over the Newton Grove on Saturdays from 12-4pm. Open to the community, everything will be free! Each Saturday will feature something different, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook events for more details.

Newton Days is a push to create a more vibrant community within the Newton Town Centre. Get out, enjoy the weather, enjoy the activities, and get to know your neighborhood! Positive events like these in the community are key to the success of Newton and will be more successful with your support!



Spaces are filling up fast for Newton Days 2018! If you would like to apply to become a vendor at Newton Days, please visit our vendor page for more information and application form. 

Become a Vendor today
May | Throwback Month
Since 2015 we’ve featured over 20 Newton businesses on Merchant Shout-out. We thought it was a good time to revisit some past Merchant Shout-outs. So join us this May as we explore the archives!
Hosting a Community Event?
If you are organizing a small neighbourhood event to build local connections and a sense of community, you can access the Newton Tickle Trunk to support your project. Bookings are first come, first served, so get your request in early!


Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 12pm
Greek Corner | Registration

Newton Talks is a monthly networking breakfast for local businesses and community members
May 13-23, 2018 | 12-6pm
Superstore | More Information

All aboard for a sneak peek into Surrey’s transit future.We’ve brought an LRT vehicle to Surrey for residents to explore!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 1pm
Kings Cross Shopping Centre
Join Newton BIA Tour de Friends

There's a seat on the Big Bike for you! The Newton BIA has started a Heart&Stroke Big Bike team and is officially recruiting teammates.

Submit your service request with Surrey's Surrey Request App from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone. Report graffiti, potholes, litter, and much more!
Have a safety concern to bring to our attention? 
The Newton Safety Unit meets every Tuesday at 3pm at the Newton BIA office to discuss safety concerns in the Newton area. Contact us at to setup a meeting date.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Quarterly Crime Statistics! 
Q1 2018 Highlights:
  • Business B&E ⬇11%
  • Theft Under 5000 ⬇18%
  • Total Crime ⬇5%
Report Graffiti
Contact CSP
Contact Team Tidy


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