From the ADBA. Have you ever taken a look in the mirror and thought to yourself, “Wow, it’s time for a change!”? Historic Downtown Abbotsford did that years ago, and outcome of that makeover is spectacular. Have you noticed, or are you still one of the many people who hasn’t visited our downtown since before the transformation?
The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association and its membership have poured its heart and soul into the revitalization and rejuvenation of your Historic Downtown. Special attention has been given to heritage buildings in the area in order to restore in a way that complements and enhances the building’s historic value and maintains the heritage character of the area. New developments are encouraged to be designed in a manner that they blend harmoniously with the historic elements of the streetscape. The goal of the ADBA has been to create an environment in which fosters economic prosperity and a sense of community, a place Abbotsfordians can be proud of.
What have we accomplished so far? We now have a beautiful downtown that is a source of community pride and a desired destination for residents and visitors alike, attracting patrons from throughout the Fraser Valley. Historic Downtown Abbotsford is a pedestrian-friendly people place; a thriving neighbourhood alive with unique shops ranging from vintage outlets, sporting goods, clothing stores, crafts of all kinds, salons, spas, gyms and food!
You won’t find a more diverse selection of eateries as Downtown Abbotsford boasts; wine, tea and coffee shops, 50’s diners, bakeries, delis, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and the best “just like mom made it” you’ll ever taste; you name it, you’ll find it, in Historic Downtown Abbotsford.
We have over 185 businesses consisting of 55 boutiques and shops, 25 restaurants and cafes, 22 Salons and Barbers and just about every service you and your family could possibly be looking for, including a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market and family friendly street festivals.
Come and rediscover your Historic Downtown Abbotsford. You will soon discover it’s a wonderful, safe and clean place to be; the sense of community we have is nothing you will experience in a big box store or the mall, where you are just a face in the crowd.