The Vancouver Trolley Company

Retail Tour

Tuesday, April 24 • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Departure: 8:00 a.m. from the Vancouver Convention Centre

Join us as we travel by trolley to the following retail locations:


T&T Market, 179 Keefer Street

T&T Supermarket is the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, operating 23 stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. It was founded in Vancouver in 1993 and is now led by second generation successor and CEO, Tina Lee. T&T Supermarket is headquartered in Richmond, BC, with offices in Toronto, ON.

T&T Supermarket’s mission is to enrich the lifestyle of our customers by bringing Asian-Canadian families fresh foods that they love, and introducing to mainstream Canadian families the diversity of Asian food culture at stores that offer exceptional convenience, service and value.

Loblaw’s City Market, 3185 Arbutus Street

Since the beginning, our love of food has driven us to find innovative ways to bring customers closer to their favourite products. In 1919, founders of the first Loblaw Groceterias were told their self-serve, cash-and-carry model would never work. Instead of waiting for a clerk behind the counter to fetch items, a store where customers could browse and choose their own quality goods at lower prices proved to be a big hit. Over the next decade, 70 new stores opened in Ontario alone. The rest, as they say, is history.

Even though tastes have evolved, our love for food has remained the same. Our stores are still stocked with the freshest quality and best assortment of products we can find with a focus on local and sustainable sources. We take pride in taking care of our customers by providing service when it counts and offering a convenient health and wellness destination with in-store pharmacies and dieticians, the Guiding Stars® program and more.

With Presidents Choice® products and the latest in fresh food innovations, there's always something new to discover at your Loblaws store. We're all about creating that delicious moment with food you love. Whether you're searching for an inspirational ingredient for a family meal or a show-stopping main course for your next dinner party, Loblaws has everything you need to bring more to your dinner table.

Granville Island Market  

The Public Market on Granville Island is Vancouver’s hub of epicurean pleasure. Browse the exotic array of crisp, garden-fresh produce piled high on each vendor’s stall from juicy Fraser Valley strawberries and Okanagan cherries to delicate Japanese eggplant.

Top chefs love The Public Market for its freshness and choice—and so do committed foodies! It’s the city source for local produce, homemade products and offbeat ingredients like wild fiddleheads, pine mushrooms, seaweed, stinging nettles – the list is endless.

There is endless opportunity for unique stories about the people who work behind the counter. These people and their unique histories are what make the Market an experience. An experience that goes way beyond food.

On the way back to the Convention Centre we will travel through historic Gastown.