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We are pleased to announce that in October 2022, Harbour Centre was awarded BOMA Best Gold certification! BOMA Best Gold certification means that Harbour Centre has met all of its BEST Practices in environmental management and scored between 80-89% on the BOMA BEST assessment!

We would like to thank all of our Tenants for making a difference and recognizing the importance of saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.


As a result of the continually evolving situation re COVID-19, the Urban Grind has been cancelled.

Given the indoor nature of the event and the close proximity of participants in our enclosed stairwells, we did not want to take any unnecessary risks with attendees’ health.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to bringing the Urban Grind back next year



Join us every Tuesday in March for Urban Grind 2019!

March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 4:30-6:30 PM

$5 (includes unlimited circuits) CASH ONLY

Includes one beer and DJ entertainment and a $5 Harbour Centre Food Court voucher.

Coat check will be available by donation. All proceeds will benefit The Kettle Society, a local mental health charity.

Beat the rush and complete the waiver in advance!


The Spencer Building wins Heritage BC’s Recognition Award for Heritage Conservation!


Project Update

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North Wall

Pressure washing, pinning of brick work and window replacement is now complete. Shelf angle and cast stone repairs, and coating application has commenced. We anticipate work on the North wall to be completed by end of May 2018.  The demobilization of scaffolding will commence June 1, 2018 for 6-8 week period.

Mechanical and Penthouse (8th and 9th Floors)

Pinning of brick work and window replacement has commenced. We anticipate work on the Mechanical and Penthouse floors to be completed by the end of June 2018.

East, South and West Walls 

The East, South and West walls are now complete.


Harbour Centre Complex Limited embarked on a project to conserve the historic Spencer Building during the summer of 2016.

A trial repair revealed that age, weather, and corrosion had taken a significant toll on the building. The cast stone, brick masonry, stucco, and windows were showing varying degrees of damage and were in need of attention in order to preserve the long-term performance of the building and improve tenant comfort.

About the Building

The building was constructed in 1926 and was designed by McCarter & Nairne, architects of the Marine Building. To coincide with the Spencer Building’s 90th Anniversary, Harbour Centre is investing in an ambitious conservation project to ensure that this significant heritage building can be enjoyed for generations to come.

About the Project

As part of the project, the building’s exterior is being refurbished. On the south, east, and north sides of the building, the exterior brick masonry, cast stone, and windows are being inspected and restored, rehabilitated, or replaced as required. A proactive rainscreen rehabilitation is being conducted on the stucco-clad west elevation. Great care is being taken to preserve the heritage character defining elements of the building.

Project Communication

We want to work closely with our tenants to minimize the impact of this work that is needed to preserve this heritage building.

We are committed to providing regular information updates as the work progresses. Information will be sent directly to tenant contacts and will be posted on our website.

For more history on the Spencer Building , please click here.