Produce Row

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities, places, and other Van-centric things. Full A-Z here.

Produce Row | place, toponym | The stretch of Malkin Avenue facing Strathcona Park and RV Alley. It is so named on account of the dozen-plus wholesale produce companies that supply many of Vancouver’s groceries and restaurants with fresh fruits and vegetables every day.

Usage: “I wonder what will happen when the viaducts come down and Produce Row sees its traffic increased by a billion percent…”

There is 1 comment

  1. Can we stop the viaducts from coming down? It seems like a really bad idea. It seems expensive and it seems silly.

The Elderly First Nations Man Who Took the Location of a Golden Treasure to the Gallows

"I've been reading up on Slumach all winter and have been considering taking the summer off to look for his long lost gold..."

The Intrepid Greek Who Explored the Pacific Northwest for Spain 427 Years Ago

"I've always thought Juan de Fuca would be the perfect name for a West Coast meets Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant in Vancouver..."

This Is Now a Permanent Facet of Vancouver's Public Art Collection

"I was all for taking the viaducts down until I realized we'd lose the Hot Wheels optical illusion of the Trans Am Totem..."

The Strathcona Neighbourhood Institution That Turns 100 This Summer

“I need to make a stop at Benny’s on my way so I can get some olive oil and a grilled prosciutto sandwich...”