6857-6875 Royal Oak Ave

6857-6875 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby

Image: Integra Architecture

Catalyst was the successful recipient for two development projects in Burnaby as part of a City of Burnaby RFP process for four sites of affordable housing in May 2020. Located on Royal Oak Ave in the City of Burnaby, approximately 150 m from the Royal Oak Skytrain station, this 6-storey project features:

  • 99-year land lease via the City of Burnaby
  • 128 rental homes, including 51 (41%) family-sized homes (2 and 3 bedroom)
  • 8,300 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor
  • Anticipated completion: winter 2023


In Pre-Construction


Catalyst Role:

Developer, Owner, and Operator


  • 100% of homes at below market rents

Financial Information:

  • City of Burnaby contributing land on long-term lease
  • Social equity provided by Catalyst and Vancity

Total Project Cost:


Rental Applications Begin:

Fall 2023.

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Status: Completed in November, 2016

Catalyst ensured that Semiahmoo House Society’s mission has not strayed in our partnerships with funders and navigated us through the complexities of developing an innovative housing project.

Doug Tennant

Executive Director

Semiahmoo House Society

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The Springs

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Status: Under Construction

Catalyst is aptly named. Their work with our organization has been instrumental in helping us to unlock latent potential, address chronic gaps in service and look toward a future with greater opportunity for the people we serve.

Christine Scott

Executive Director

Kinsight (formerly Simon Fraser Society for Community Living)