As part of the revitalization of Nanaimo’s downtown core, a major renovation was undertaken to Port Place starting in 2010. Several tenants (including BC Liquor Store, Lifelabs, Medical Arts Centre, and CIBC) completed upgrades to their spaces as part of the renovation process.
One of the phases of the project included the new stand-alone TD Bank building on the south end of the property, another the demolition of approximately 95,000 sq ft of the original mall to make way for High Street, which now links Terminal Avenue and Front Street. The most recent phase (completed in 2014) is located across High Street from the main mall, and houses tenants such as Mosaic Forest Management, The Pantry, and Noodlebox.
Port Place’s various phases have received numerous awards over the years at the VIREB Commercial Building Awards, including:
2014 Award of Excellence – Retail (Bldg D)
2013 Award of Merit – Retail (Bldg A)
2012 Award of Excellence – Retail Renovation
2012 Award of Excellence – Retail (TD Bank Bldg)
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Type: Renovation/New Construction
Size: 89,200 sq ft Main Building | 5,000 sq ft TD Bank | 49,200 sq ft Building D