188 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC

Image: Rositch Hempill Architects

Catalyst is working together with the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) to redevelop this site in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant area. The development will have a restaurant, retail space, and 145 affordable rental homes (studios to 3 bedroom apartments) suitable for families and individuals.  A portion of the homes will be designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities. 


In construction


Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA)



Catalyst Role:

Developer, Owner, and Operator


  • 100% of homes will be offered at below market rents.

Financial Information:

  • City of Vancouver contributing land on a long-term lease
  • Social equity investment by Vancity

Total Project Cost:


Rental Applications Begin:

Anticipated to begin September 2020

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