Left to right: Michael Geller, SFU President Michael Stevenson, Parmindar Singh Parhar


Coffee’s on
UniverCity, the new community being built on Burnaby Mountain, welcomed its first residents and businesses in 2004.

Renaissance Coffee, a locally owned coffee shop with several SFU outlets, was one of the first businesses to open on the High Street. SFU president Michael Stevenson and UniverCity president Michael Geller joined owner Parmindar Singh Parhar at the café’s official opening in the new Cornerstone building, at the heart of UniverCity.

The Cornerstone is a five-storey, 115-unit mixed-use development that will house a food market, butcher shop, pharmacy, vision centre and restaurants. Already 100 of the apartment units have been leased to SFU students and other residents. By mid-2005, more than 1,000 residents will have moved into the first UniverCity neighborhood, University Highlands. When completed, the new community will accommodate 4,500 homes, and an array of commercial and community facilities, including an elementary school and community centre.

For more information:
SFU news release

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