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305 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver


The Met
Building Information
Developer ?
Architect ?
Management Company Baywest Management Corp
Number of Units 89
Number of Floors 5
Year Built 1999
Construction Method Wood Frame
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305 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Distance to Public Transit Over 10 transit options nearby
Region Vancouver
Municipality North Vancouver
Zoning CD-341
Title of Land Strata



Lonsdale Quay Market

Moodyville, a logging settlement at the south end of Moody Avenue and now Moodyville Park, was the oldest settlement on the Burrard Inlet; predating Vancouver. A water-powered sawmill was set up in the 1860s at Moodyville, by Sewell Prescott Moody. Subsequently, post offices, schools and a village sprang up.

In time, the municipality of North Vancouver (which encompassed the entire North Shore from Deep Cove to Dundarave) was incorporated. In the 1880s, Arthur Heywood-Lonsdale and a relation James Pemberton Fell, made substantial investments in North Vancouver and in 1882 he financed the Moodyville investments. Several locations in the North Vancouver area are named after Lonsdale and his family.

The popular Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver is home to The Metropolitan, also know as The Met. The building is located on Lonsdale Avenue and 3rd Street. Built in 1999, The Met offers 89 homes that are well maintained and professionally managed. Maintenance fees include garbage pickup, gas, hot water, gardening, and management. Features of The Met include in suite laundry, and secure underground parking.

Lower Lonsdale is a prime location that is only minutes away from the North Vancouver Public Library, St. Andrews Park, shops, theatres, and the Lions Gate Hospital. There are many excellent restaurants nearby and it is also close to Londsale Quay which has many specialty shops and the seabus which is just a short ride over to the heart of downtown Vancouver.[1]


North Vancouver lies sandwiched between the cool dark waters of the Burrard Inlet and the rising slopes of the Lower Mainland's North Shore Mountains. The Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver is a hub of culture, shopping and activity.

It is also a transit hub with it's bus terminal and Seabus that transports commuters across the inlet to downtown Vancouver. Lonsdale Quay market houses 80 specialty shops and services featuring a fresh food market with local products, an international food court, specialty shops featuring local designers, kids shops, a play area, restaurants, and a boutique hotel and spa.

The most walk-able coffee shop is Sweet Art Bakery Ltd and the closest grocery store is Fuel North Vancouver. Restaurants nearby include Pasparos Taverna, Kyung Bok Palace, Pepper Leaf Asian, Cafe Caribana, Subway (Lonsdale & 13th), Persian Ministries, Canadian Donair, and Shota Sushi and Grill.[2]

Nearby Waterfront Park looks out on the water and downtown Vancouver to the south also host diverse cultural events during the summer months such music festivals and car shows.


Built in 1999, the Met is a wood framed building constructed with rain screen technology. Inside is a central courtyard and the building has underground parking and storage.[3]

Layout and Features

The Met is made up of one and two bedroom units with large windows and plenty of light.

Some of the suites feature rare two level town-homes.

The building has underground parking, bike storage and gas fireplaces.

The entrance to the spacious two level town-homes is located on quiet West 4th Street.

The Met also provides granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Units have in suite laundry and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Floor Plans

Floor plans for The Met are not readily available.

Here is an example of a one bedroom plus den unit. See the reference link below for a video walk-through of one unit. [4]


The Met is a typical mid range condo with standard amenities. The building sports storage and underground parking. There is a large and lovely central courtyard and garden in the building for the private enjoyment of residents. A short walk from the Met brings you to the Seabus, the public market, shopping, a community recreation centre, a movie theatre and the waterfront seawalk. Lower Lonsdale is one of the more prestigious and convenient North Vancouver areas and mere minutes from downtown Vancouver.


Metropolitan Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes

The Met allows rentals and pets with restrictions.


305 Lonsdale Avenue was not designed to be "green". Residents who wish to live a greener life can do things such as switch to CFL or LED light bulbs for their homes, recycle as much waste as possible and by limiting the use of a car for their day to day needs.

With many shops, restaurants and cafes nearby, most daily errands can be accomplished on foot. Availability of many bus routes means that cars can be left in the garage at times.


Caribbean Days in North Vancouver
  • Each last week in July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival, a weekend of parading, dining, socializing and dancing in the sunshine at nearby Waterfront Park. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar with tens of thousands of attendees.[5]
  • Waterfront Park is also the site of the City of North Vancouver's Canada Day celebrations.
  • Many car shows are held at Waterfront Park such as the Italian and french car show, the German car show as well as numerous car clubs using the location for their shows too.


  1. BC Condos
  3. Ariel Evans
  4. Virtual Open House - Video Walk-Through
  5. Caribbean Days Website

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