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TriNoma (Triangle North of Manila) previously named North Triangle Commercial Center (NTCC) 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. 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 (similar to Makati's Greenbelt, which was also developed by Ayala Malls) that has been planned within the currently in-progress township.



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 MRT-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). It was closed in 1995 by then Mayor Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. to give way for the construction of the MRT-3 depot to service commuters along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

The MRT-3 consortium composed of Fil-Estate Holdings and Ayala Land decided to make the depot underground rather than a regular depot similar to LRT-1 due to its commercial viability as a shopping mall. When the MRT-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.

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.

Ayala Land started constructing the mall on June 2005 under the project name "North Triangle Mall" 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 May 16, 2007. The 3.5 billion peso mall was officially launched on October 16, 2007 by the former president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former 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).

Physical details

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.


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