Newton, Surrey

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East facing view of 72 Avenue in Newton.
East facing view of 72 Avenue in Newton.
Newton is located in Greater Vancouver Regional District
Location of Newton within Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°08′00″N 122°50′29″W / 49.1333°N 122.8413°W / 49.1333; -122.8413Coordinates: 49°08′00″N 122°50′29″W / 49.1333°N 122.8413°W / 49.1333; -122.8413
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional DistrictMetro Vancouver
 • MayorDoug McCallum
 • MP (Fed.)Sukh Dhaliwal (Liberal)
 • MLA (Prov.)Harry Bains (NDP)
 • Total149,040[1]
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)

Newton is a town centre of the city in Surrey, British Columbia. It is the location for the previous Surrey City Hall and Courthouse, a local Surrey Public Library branch, and a Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus. The studios of radio station Red FM are also located here.


Newton is named after settler Elias John Newton (January 29, 1841 – August 1, 1907), a saddler and harness-maker, who settled in the area in 1886 after being raised in Richmond, Ottawa, Ontario. His real name was Villeneuve (which translates to "New Town" from French), but surrounded by anglophone neighbours, he translated his last name to its English equivalent.[2]: 189  The BC Electric Railway stimulated Newton’s growth and helped to establish the corner of 72 Avenue and King George Boulevard as a Town Centre.[3]


For planning purposes, the City of Surrey generally considers Newton's borders to be: 120 Street on the west; Colebrook Road to the south, and 152 Street to the east. The northern boundary varies between 80 and 88 avenues.

To the south of Newton is Boundary Bay; the northern portion of it is called Mud Bay, also the name of a park and the lands adjacent to it.[4][5]

Newton sits roughly 100 meters (318 feet) above sea level. Newton has a land area of roughly 48.69 km² (18.80 mi²)


Newton has the largest population of all the city's town centres,[6] as well as the most ethnically diverse population; over half of the population is ethnically South Asian (predominantly Punjabi).[7] As of 2016, the population of Newton stands at 149,040.[8]

Ethnic groups in Newton (2016)
Source: [1]
Ethnic group South Asian 58%
European 25%
Filipino 5%
Chinese 3%
Arab 3%
Aboriginal 2%
Other 4%
Total % 100%
Languages spoken in Newton (2016)
Source: [2]
Language English 54%
Punjabi 33%
Hindi 2%
Arabic 1%
Tagalog 1%
Other 8%
Total % 100%

Surrounding town centres[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2
  3. ^ Surrey, City of. "Newton". Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mud Bay". BC Geographical Names.
  5. ^ "Mud Bay (locality)". BC Geographical Names.
  6. ^ "Surrey Population Estimates and Projections". City of Surrey. Archived from the original on October 18, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  7. ^ City of Surrey Community Profile: Newton Archived September 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Newton Neighbourhood Profile" (PDF). City of Surrey. Retrieved January 27, 2018.

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