Brow of the Hill is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in New Westminster. Since the start “The Brow” has been known for its namesake hilly terrain. The Brow of the Hill has historically been home to both city elite, shop keepers, as well as industrial workers who worked at nearby industrial lands. With a fantastic central location, the Brow of the Hill has gone through many changes over time. It is now an eclectic mix of rental apartments, corner stores, places of worship, heritage homes and light industrial buildings. While much has changed, the neighbourhood still prides itself on its diversity and inclusiveness.
Where exactly is Brow of the Hill?
For purposes of the Residents’ Association Boundaries Brow of the Hill is defined as the area of New Westminster between Royal Ave and Sixth Ave. from Stewardson Way to Sixth Street (see below). In other city maps you may see the area between Eight Street and Six Street defined as Uptown. To add more confusion, you may have noticed that street sign toppers define Uptown as only the area above Fourth Ave between Eighth and Sixth Streets. No matter what definition you’re using, we’re happy to have you participate in our RA if your home, property, or business falls within the RA boundary set by the city.
- Brow of the Hill Action Plan (1999): Our official neighbourhood plan. While getting old, this document should be helpful in providing context around our neighbourhood.
- Brow of the Hill Heritage Walking Tour: An excellent way to get to know the many heritage assets that exist within our borders.
- Lower 12th Street Area Plan: A City of New Westminster land use study concerning the future of industrial and auto orientated land located in the South West corner of our neighbourhood.