April 2nd, 2014

Spring has sprung! The River Market at Westminster Quay is hosting a Spring Artisans Fair to celebrate handmade products and support the local artisans. Vendors including Black Sheep Lacquer, Urban Sketcher, MVB Creations, Bead for Life, Carla’s Victorian Heirlooms, Kinder Books, Kellie Flannagan Jewellery, Fanny Burgess Photography, and Whovianart will be showcasing their handcrafted work for sale. Be sure to visit the Artisans Fair upstairs, and stop by the Royal City Farmers Market located downstairs in the Food Hall. The Spring Artisan Fair will run every other Saturday from 11am-4pm until June 21st. Visit this weekend for a local shopping treat!



March 18th, 2014

The Mayor of New Westminster has announced the sale of Merchant Square for $36.5 million as the completion of the highly anticipated Anvil Centre nears. Merchant Square is the 137,000 square feet Class A office tower that sits above the new Anvil Centre. The LEED Gold Standard office space has been sold to 777 Columbia, a company owned in part by two Vancouver tycoons, including philanthropist Joe Segal. Merchant Square is located on 8th Street, right across from the New Westminster SkyTrain station and only moments away from Trapp+Holbrook. The Anvil Centre and Merchant Square are soon to be the heart of New Westminster, adding to the revival of this historic neighborhood into a prominent economic and cultural center. Watch the exciting construction of the Anvil Centre in the video below.

Celebrate New West

March 7th, 2014


Made In New West has launched a series of videos highlighting the community. Take a look at their latest video celebrating Downtown New West, the Original Downtown and home of Trapp+Holbrook

First-Time Home Buyers’ Program

March 3rd, 2014

Great news for first-time home buyers! The Government of BC has announced that effective immediately, the threshold of the First-Time Home Buyers’ Program has been increased in an effort to make home ownership more affordable.

Now, qualifying first-time home buyers are eligible for the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) exemption of up to $7,500 on the purchase of a home up to $475,000. This means all remaining available homes at Trapp+Holbrook are eligible for this first-time buyer savings.

Need more information? The sales team at Trapp+Holbrook are happy to answer any questions you may have about our homes and the amount you could save from the First-Time Home Buyers’ Exemption program. Visit us at 702 Columbia Street or email us at info@thliving.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.


Trapp Lofts – The Salient Home

January 28th, 2014

Trapp Loft Brick Wall

The Salient Vision

The Salient Group is focused on the creation and restoration of compact, walkable and vibrant communities. In a city dominated by cookie-cutter plans, we offer a fresh approach offering unique homes designed for stylish urban living at affordable prices.


Trapp Lofts

Salient has pioneered the “loft” plan in historic buildings such as Terminus, The Bowman Block, The Paris Block and The Taylor Building in Gastown. These loft-style apartments optimize space and livability in refreshing clean modern interiors. We are now bringing these progressive heritage inspired floor plans that are full of character to New Westminster’s Trapp+Holbrook. No other new home community in the Lower Mainland aspires to meld existing heritage character with leading-edge modern design so seamlessly. The open plan homes are complemented by unique details such as a brick wall (available in an upgrade), sliding glass wall panels (available in an upgrade), engineered laminate wood flooring and top-of-the-line kitchens and bathrooms.


The Salient Group

Founded in 2000, The Salient Group is a community-oriented home builder. Our unique projects have received multiple architectural, sustainability and design awards including The Lieutenant Governors Medal in Architecture and three Urban Development Institute “Awards of Excellence”. For Salient, historic environments and modernism are not mutually exclusive concepts. We do our best to marry excellence from the past with the best design of today. It is our commitment to the future. And in the process, we are creating some of the most interesting spaces available today. There are easier ways to build, but, there are few as satisfying.

PechaKucha lights up New West

September 4th, 2013

“Think of this as a ‘real’ social network. Get out from behind your screen and get to a live event with real people, real communication, real beer and real creative fun,” said PechaKucha hosts Neal and Melinda Michael.

The Salient Group and Trapp + Holbrook were a lead sponsor for PechaKucha Volume 3 which took place at Westminster Pier Park, bringing in 10 presenters from a variety of fields – fashion, social development, television, design, et cetera – to share their passions and interests.

The only catch? Instead of a normal slideshow presentation, all the speakers took on a unique challenge at PechaKucha.

Photo via PechaKucha New West

They are only allowed to use 20 images for 20 seconds each. Each presentation will be 6 minutes and 40 seconds long. Fitting, as the term PechaKucha is Japanese for “chit chat”.

Volume 3 brought out 300 people to view listen and view the presentations, which were projected on an inflatable screen.

PechaKucha Volume 4 will take place on Friday, September 20 at River Market. There will be over 100 cities worldwide hosting a PechaKucha event the same day.

For more information, check out the New West’s page on the PechaKucha website.

Trapp + Holbrook Construction Update – August 2013

August 29th, 2013

The latest from the Trapp + Holbrook construction site – the crane is up and in action!

Completion of the Trapp + Holbrook project is expected to be in early 2015. Read more about the project in our interview with The Salient Group Founder, Robert Fung here.