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Facade of the TriNoma Mall from Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
LocationEpifanio de los Santos Avenue corner North Avenue, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, Philippines
Coordinates14°39′11.1″N 121°02′00.3″E / 14.653083°N 121.033417°E / 14.653083; 121.033417Coordinates: 14°39′11.1″N 121°02′00.3″E / 14.653083°N 121.033417°E / 14.653083; 121.033417
Opening dateMay 16, 2007 (soft opening)
October 16, 2007 (grand opening)
DeveloperAyala Land
ManagementAyala Malls
OwnerAyala Corporation
No. of stores and services550
Total retail floor area224,502 square metres (2,416,520 sq ft)
No. of floors4 levels (8 levels for the car park area)
Parking8,000 slots (3,500 in car park)
Public transit accessMetro interchange  3  North Avenue
WebsiteAyala Malls TriNoma

TriNoma (abbreviated from the first syllables of each word of "Triangle North of Manila"[1]) is a large shopping mall in Quezon City, Philippines, owned by property development firm Ayala Land. Opened in 2007, the mall is located on the side of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, east of the North Avenue MRT Station in Quezon City, giving significant market competition to the nearby SM City North EDSA as one of the largest malls in Metro Manila.[2] It is also one of two malls that will be serving Ayala Land's Vertis North township, which is located beside the mall, along with a new lifestyle block mall Ayala Malls Vertis North, similar to Makati's Greenbelt, which was also developed by Ayala Malls.


The TriNoma facade from North Avenue

TriNoma is located at the corner of EDSA and North Avenue in Quezon City. Located in "North Triangle", the mall is bound by three major thoroughfares, namely, North Avenue, EDSA and Mindanao Avenue Extension. Located on a 20-hectare parcel of land, TriNoma has a gross leasable area of 195,000 square meters, which includes the mall's major anchor, The Landmark Supermarket and Department Store.

It is directly connected to the North Avenue MRT Station as the mall itself sits atop the Line 3 Depot. It will be almost connected to the Line 1's proposed North Avenue LRT Station. A pedestrian overpass has also been constructed to connect with SM City North EDSA.


The site of TriNoma used to be the location of "People's Park", a flea market built by former Mayor Brigido R. Simon, Jr. as a livelihood project for the City's nearby informal settlers (the actual market's size, though, only covered what is now TriNoma's public transportation terminal and outdoor pay parking). The park was opened at the time of Corazon Aquino's presidency. It was closed in 1995 by then Mayor Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. to give way for the construction of the Line 3 depot to service commuters along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

The Line 3 consortium composed of Fil-Estate Holdings and Ayala Land decided to make the depot underground rather than a regular depot similar to Line 1 due to its commercial viability as a shopping mall. When the Line 3 began operations on December 1999, the construction of the mall was not immediately undertaken due to lack of funding. The North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation was incorporated in 2001 with Fil-Estate spearheading the development and Ayala Land as minority stockholder.[3]

From December 1999 to December 2004, the depot was idle space until an agreement was signed between Ayala Land and the Fil-Estate Group with the former buying the latter's 30.89% stake in the North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation for P600.1 million, and in exchange a land situated along Ayala Avenue, Makati and other shares.[4][5]

Ayala Land started constructing the mall on June 2005 under the project name "North Triangle Mall" [6] but was later changed to "TriNoma" inspired by the redevelopment of industrial district TriBeCa.

TriNoma was officially launched in a private ceremony on April 25, 2007. It was inaugurated by officials of Ayala Land, its developer, and authorities of Quezon City, led by Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.. Members of the media were also present.

The soft opening was originally slated for May 3, 2007, but was delayed by structural elements that were yet to be finished. It finally opened to the public on its soft opening on May 16, 2007. The 3.5 billion peso mall was opened on its grand opening on October 16, 2007 by then president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and then vice president, Noli de Castro (currently an ABS-CBN broadcaster and TV Patrol anchor).

The mall was the first building constructed in the 62.3 hectare Triangle Exchange district of Triangle Park and of Ayala Land's Vertis North project. Vertis North is within the 250.6-hectare Quezon City Central Business District (also known as Triangle Park) to redevelop the areas of North Triangle (North Avenue, EDSA, Quezon Avenue), East Triangle (East Avenue, EDSA, Quezon Avenue) and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) property (North Avenue).[7]

Physical details[edit]

The mall is composed of four major levels with two minor ones on ground and on grade. The mall is characterized by alfresco areas punctuated with water features and landscaping. These water features flow into pools at the TriNoma Park, a green area that sits atop the mall. The TriNoma Park is a two-level park spanning a total of one hectare. It is home to an array of restaurants offering varied cuisines. The Park also houses a stage, surrounded by pools of water, for performances and shows. The TriNoma Park is linked to the mall's 3rd level. The mall has two parking buildings, North Ave Parking Building and Mindanao Parking Building. Parking is also available in open areas.


  • On March 13, 2017, a fire broke out in Trinoma Mall in Quezon City on Monday afternoon. The fire was first reported at around 2:25 p.m. and was raised to 2nd alarm as of 2:34 pm, according to an update by TxtFire Philippines. FO1 Joan De Luna of the Tandang Sora fire substation said the fire reportedly started at an appliance warehouse near the MRT station.


  1. ^ Cabral, Janna (January 13, 2017). "Netizen discovers story behind Quezon City's North, East, West Avenue". Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Bolida, Linda (November 12, 2006). "A triangle takes shape". Archived from the original on 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  3. ^ "Annual report of ALI for FY 2006" (PDF).
  4. ^ Asian Journal Online Archived 2008-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Philippine Factsheet Archived 2008-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2008-11-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ PGMA tasks Mayor SB to Chair QC-CBD Commission - The Official Website of the Quezon City Government

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