Chown Place Housing

We offer more than just housing. We offer an environment where seniors and families can thrive.

What We Provide

  • Bachelor or one bedroom homes for seniors
  • Two or three bedroom homes for families
  • A small garden area with some units
  • Garden boxes for avid gardeners
  • A community hall for social functions
  • On-site property maintenance

What You Need to Know

  • No pets
  • Limited parking
  • Independent living

Originally an orchard, Chown Place is located in the heart of the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood, just off Harriet Road. It’s close to amenities including shops, banks, pharmacies and the newly opened Gorge Urgent and Primary Care Centre.

Our Rental Units

Single (bachelor) units

Double (one-bedroom) units

 Junior one bedroom suites are for single occupancy; other one bedroom units are for a couple.

Two-bedroom units

One of which is fully accessible.

Three-bedroom units

For families with three children or more.

Our Communal Amenities

Community Hall

Available to be reserved, this room is perfect for clubs, parties, or other activites.

There is a full use kitchen, pool table, speakers and sound system, and a piano. There are also various volunteer run activities open to all residents.


GVS built and purchased 75 raised beds for residents to grow their own food. 5 of the raised plots are a community garden initiative run by office staff and volunteers. 

After each harvest, the produce from the community gardens is shared amongst seniors at Chown Place who face food insecurity or may not have the physical ability or time to garden full time. 

Most residents also have a small garden space in the entry of their suites that they are free to turn into a garden with flowers or produce, as long as the area is looked after.

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Currently Available Units

We currently have no available units.

Purpose of this form

This form collects personal information in accordance with section 26(c) and 33.2(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. GVS will use this form to determine your eligibility for housing at Chown Place, based on:
-Your income
-Family composition/age
-Housing needs
-Funder policies
Your details will be kept for a year. After a year, please resubmit a housing inquiry form to keep your application active.

Contact Info

Family Information

Financial Information

Occupancy is restricted to households in need as determined by income and assets.

Under BC Housing guidelines, your assets must be less than $100,000 and include the following:
-Stocks, bonds, term deposits, mutual funds, cash, and real estate equity, net of debt.
-Business equity in a private incorporated company including cash, GICs, bonds, stocks or real estate equity.

Notice to End Tenancy

Independent Living

*Please note: Parking is limited and an extra cost of $50.00 per month. Parking spots are not guaranteed

Current Housing Situation

This information helps us assess your current housing need.

Other Information

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