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  Canadian cohousing communities are profiled below. To navigate through community profiles, go to the Cohousing Locations Map to find cohousing by province or territory or go to the Community Summary page to find cohousing by status.

Alberta

Dragonfly Cohousing
Central Calgary
status
In development
cohousing consultant

MHPM
www.mhpm.com

location

1 Ave 3 St NE Calgary

number of homes
36
common house
~7000 sq. ft.
contact
Jana Vander Kloet (403) 945-2725
info@dragonflycohousing.ca
description
Dragonfly Cohousing has purchased land in central Calgary with a strong focus on community-building, inclusiveness and sustainable building options. They are currently in a redesign phase. Members and committees are meeting twice monthly to move this project forward! Less than 6 units still available.
web site
www.dragonflycohousing.ca

Prairie Sky Cohousing Cooperative
Calgary
status
completed
cohousing consultant

 

location

31st Avenue & Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB

number of homes
18
common house
3200 sq. ft.
contact
info@prairiesky.ab.ca
description
Our group is incorporated as an equity cooperative under Alberta's new cooperatives legislation. Our project consists of apartments, townhouses, and a common house that surround a central courtyard with community gardens and a children's play area on a ¾ acre inner city site. The common house contains a kitchen, dining room, lounge, children's play room, teen room, laundry, guest room, office, studio, workshop, and storage. Parking is underground. Construction was completed in spring of 2003.
web site
www.prairiesky.ab.ca

Urban Green Cohousing
Edmonton
status
in development, land secured
cohousing consultant

Communitas Group
http://www.communitas.ca/

location

Old Strathcona, 88 Avenue at 101 Street

number of homes
25
common house
4000 sq. ft.
contact
hello@urbangreencohousing.ca
description
We are an inclusive, intentional community committed to knowing and supporting our neighbours and to contributing to environmental and social sustainability in Edmonton's urban core. We value being within walking distance of public transit (LRT and bus) and amenities such as green space, library, farmer's market, restaurants, theatre, etc. We welcome you to join as a prospective member as we establish our community.
web site
http://urbangreencohousing.ca

British Columbia

Belterra Cohousing
Bowen Island, B.C.
status
rezoning and conceptual design
cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

10 acres on Carter Road

number of homes
30
common house
approximately 3500 sq. ft.
contact
Roger McGillivray or Stephanie Legg (604) 947-9486
info@belterracohousing.ca
description
Belterra is a beautiful property within a 15 minute walk of the village of Snug Cove on Bowen Island (a 20 minute ferry ride from West Vancouver). The site has sloping open meadows, forested areas, steeper rocky bluffs with exceptional ocean and mountain views and a year round creek. Our goal is to create an affordable eco-village while preserving the natural features of the land.
web site
www.belterracohousing.ca
video
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Cranberry Commons Cohousing
Burnaby
status
completed
cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

4272 Albert St., Burnaby, BC
V5C 2E8

number of homes
22
common house
3400 sq. ft.
contact
Ruth Walmsley (604) 298-9220
ruth@cranberrycommons.ca
description
A mix of townhouses and apartments arranged around a courtyard in a vibrant urban neighbourhood, a half hour bus ride from downtown Vancouver. We have incorporated many environmentally sustainable and technology features into our design. Construction was completed in October 2001. We are a community of young and old, families & singles.
web site
www.cranberrycommons.ca

Creekside Commons
Courtenay
status
completed
cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

9 acres located 2 km from Courtenay town centre on Vancouver Island

number of homes
36
common house
3500 sq. ft.
contact
Pam or Don Munroe
(250) 338-0187
creeksidecommons100@gmail.com
description
Completed summer 2007, our 2-5 bedroom duplex homes are clustered in three neighbourhoods radiating from our timber-beamed common house, green-roofed workshop and peripheral parking area. The land is gently sloped and bright, with developing gardens, orchards, children's play areas, paths and ponds. These commons are accessible and naturally landscaped for use by our whole multi-generational community. Creekside Commons has also placed paths through an adjacent 4-acre park with a footbridge across Piercy Creek giving access to downtown. Respect for the natural environment has been a priority for all development decisions.
web site
http://creeksidecommons.net

Elderberry Cohousing
Yarrow
status
Forming - site secured
 
cohousing consultant

Yonas Jongkind and Alan Carpenter

location

Yarrow Ecovillage, 42312 Yarrow Central Road, Chilliwack

number of homes
17 - 22
common house
to be determined
contact
Corie welcome@elderberrycohousing.ca
description
This is a elder rich Cohousing community for the focus of a lifestyle of about 50+ and is a part of the Yarrow EcoVillage. The EcoVillage also includes a 33 unit multigenerational Cohousing project (to be completed spring of 2014), 20 acres for organic and future commercial spaces as well.
web site
www.elderberrycohousing.ca

Fernwood Urban Village
Victoria, B.C.
status
forming
cohousing consultant

 

location

Corner of Chambers & North Park St., Victoria, BC

number of homes
potential 32
common house
potential 2800 sq. ft.
contact
info@fernwoodurbanvillage.ca
description
Fernwood Urban Village offers a quiet and beautiful city setting, convenient to downtown Victoria, with restaurants, theatres, shops, schools, parks, public transit and the Dallas Road waterfront all within walking distance. Our community is growing, and includes people of all ages and stages of life. As a group, we place a high value on creating a truly sustainable community. From our beautiful buildings that will boast high energy efficiency ratings, to our organic and permaculture gardens, to our members' commitment to supporting each other in developing the compassion, empathy, and communication skills that will allow us to live interdependently in a harmonious and productive way, Fernwood Urban Village cohousing represents the "next wave" in the future of sustainable community living.
web site
www.fernwoodurbanvillage.ca

Harbourside
Sooke
status
In Development

cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

6669 Horne Rd, Sooke, BC

number of homes
24 to 30
common house
3900 sq ft
contact
Margaret Critchlow 250-642-2996 info@harbourside.ca
description
Harbourside’s waterfront location in downtown Sooke includes a beautiful resort building that will be adapted to reuse as a Common House, and a commercial wharf offering moorage to residents’ boats. Our mandate is to build a neighbourhood of strata-titled housing for seniors that is affordable, environmentally friendly, and socially/culturally supportive, allowing people to flourish through mutual support as they age in place and in community.
web site
www.harbourside.ca

Fort Langley Cohousing
Fort Langley
status
Forming - land under negotiation
 
cohousing consultant

LiveWell Cohousing
www.livewellcohousing.ca

location

Central Fort Langley

number of homes
+/-28
common house
+/-3,000 sq.ft.
contact
Gary Morrison 604-729-2445 Gary.morrison@livewellcohousing.ca
description
This cohousing community is located in a beautiful setting in central Fort Langley near all amenities, shops and services. The community feel of the area is unmistakable and welcoming.

The plan is to build a cohousing community that is senior-friendly and open to Boomers and older adults, and also respectful to the great heritage of the area.
web site
www.langleycohousing.com

The Middle Road Community
Nelson
status
completed

fireplace in the common house
cohousing consultant

none

location

3180 The Middle Road, Nelson, BC V1L 6M3

number of homes
11
common house
4000 sq. ft.
contact
Stuart McKinnon
(250) 825-0012
buffalo.sage@shaw.ca
description
Completed in 1996 with owner-built homes and a Common House on 50 acres above Kootenay Lake. Households own their own lots plus equal share in approximately 25 commonly held acres. The Common House is a renovated barn with kitchen, dining space, guest room, office and children's play areas, and a newly added fitness centre. We share 2 meals per week in the common house. Read their brochure!
web site
 

Nelson Land Group
Nelson
status
In development
cohousing consultant

 

location

24 acres on Heddle Road, 6 mile, Nelson, BC

number of homes
24
common house
4700 sq ft
contact
tara@picniccreative.com
description
Our Vision
Imagine a neighbourhood with a mix of children and elders and everybody in between, where you can live, work, play, grow all your food, raise kids, and grow old, where so much of what you need is within walking distance and your own home helps to create a more sustainable society. What started as a dream is now reality!

Join Us Today
As of the start of 2014, we now have 21 households committed to our vision for sustainable community. We are well into the development phase and are targeting a move in date of late 2014 early 2015. We only have three units left available so take action today! To get involved, check out our membership process on the website; nelsoncohousing.com/join
web site
www.nelsonlandgroup.com

Okanagan Ecovillage
near Lumby
status
Land secured
cohousing consultant

McCamant and Durret Architects; www.maccamant-durrett.com  

location

714 Mabel Lake Road, Lumby, BC

number of homes
10 - 30
common house
3,000 to 4,000 sq feet
contact
Gwyllyn Goddard (778)-238-2778
ok.ecovillage@gmail.com
description
Sophisticated yet comfortable Ecovillage of 10 to 30 households on 30+ acres organic farmland in Okanagan outside village of Lumby. 20-minute drive to Vernon & 40-minutes to Kelowna International Airport. Creek is rich in trout and Coho/spring salmon run annually. Climate is mild in winters and sunny and gorgeous in the summers. We are 35km from the beautiful swimming and fishing at pristine Mabel Lake.
web site
www.ok-eco.com  

Pacific Gardens
Nanaimo
status
completed
cohousing consultant

none

location

Community Location: 347 Seventh Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1E3

Mailing Address: #312, 347 Seventh Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1E3

number of homes
25
common house
8000 sq. ft.
contact
Pacific Gardens (250) 754-3060
fax: 250-754-3060 joinus@pacificgardens.ca
description
4.37 acres with tranquil river setting; completed design of 25 condo-style apartment homes; glass-covered atrium, 8000 sq ft central common house, gardens, green building design. New members very welcome.
web site
www.pacificgardens.ca

Parksville-Qualicum Cohousing
Parksville-Qualicum
status
Forming - land in negotiation.
 
cohousing consultant

LiveWell Cohousing
www.livewellcohousing.ca

location

Considering:179 Jensen Ave. East, Parksville and two additional sites in Qualicum

number of homes
+/-30
common house
+/-3,000 sq.ft.
contact
Gary Morrison 604-729-2445 Gary.morrison@livewellcohousing.ca
description
This project will be primarily driven by active adults and Boomers, but open and welcoming to families and children. The group is in the forming stage - organizing early social events and activities as LiveWell works on locating a site.
web site
www.facebook.com/ParksvilleCohousing

Quayside Village
North Vancouver
status
completed

view from 5th and Chesterfield
cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

510 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver, BC V7M 2L9

number of homes
19
common house
2600 sq. ft.
contact
Lorraine
quaysidevillage@gmail.com
description
Award winning apartment/townhome condominum located in a vibrant urban area across the inlet from Vancouver. Completed August, 1998. The stained glass windows, wood doors and oak floors from the homes that were originally on the site were recycled and included in the design and the building has a state-of-the-art greywater recycling system. Homes have panoramic views of the North Shore mountains, the skyline of downtown Vancouver & Burrard Inlet.
web site
http://quaysidevillage.googlepages.com/home

Roberts Creek Cohousing
Sunshine Coast
status
completed
cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

1131 Emery Road, Roberts Creek, BC

number of homes
31
common house
2840 sq. ft.
contact
Gary or Stacia (604) 885-2971
garykent@telus.net
description
The homes were occupied in 2004, with the last households having moved in by mid-December. This semi-rural community is within walking distance of amenities and includes a mix of detached and attached housing on 20 acres with a common house, shared work spaces, gardens, creek, etc. For more information check our website.
web site
www.robertscreekcohousing.ca

Valterra Village eCohousing
Qualicum Beach
status
Forming - land secured
cohousing consultant

 

location

Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island

number of homes
Approximately 32 - 40
common house
5000 sq. ft.
contact
Ruth Adler (250) 752-0833
aerie@xplornet.ca
description
We intend to build an ecovillage on the west boundary of Qualicum Beach. This area is comprised of a 250 acre greenbelt where less than 30 acres are slated for future development. We are looking at clustering the homes within 5 1/2 acres. Fundamental principles of the community will emphasize sustainability and low-environmental impact of physical structures and lifestyle.
web site
www.valterravillage.ca  

Vancouver Cohousing
Vancouver
status
In development
cohousing consultant

Charles Durrett of McCamant and Durrett Architects
www.maccamant-durrett.com  

location

Near 33rd and Victoria, Vancouver

number of homes
31
common house
6200 sq. ft.
contact
info@vancouvercohousing.com
description
After years of trying to make cohousing a reality in Vancouver, it’s finally happening!

We have a site on E. 33rd Ave. near Victoria Ave. in Vancouver. This is a site in an old traditional neighbourhood, walkable to a vibrant commercial center with coffee shops, preschools, and amenities.
web site
http://www.vancouvercohousing.com/  

Vancouver West Side Cohousing
Vancouver
status
Forming
cohousing consultant

Walk to Cohousing
www.walktocohousing.ca
CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location
Vancouver West Side
number of homes
25 to 30
common house
3000+ sq. ft.
contact
Alan Forrester 778 388-6185 agforrester@gmail.com
description
Our goal is to create a wonderful, supportive, socially sustainable community of senior friendly, low rise, strata titled homes for active adults. The community will be part of a traditional neighbourhood, walkable to vibrant shops, services and community amenities. It will be environmentally friendly with a focus on aging well in community.
web site
http://www.walktocohousing.ca  

WindSong
Langley
status
completed

glass-enclosed pedestrian street
cohousing consultant

Chris ScottHanson;
cscotthanson@mac.com
206-601-7802

location

20543 96th Ave., Langley, BC V1M 3W3

number of homes
34
common house
5000 sq. ft.
contact
Valerie
valerie333@windsong.bc.ca
description
Environmental award winning townhome development with glass enclosed pedestrian street. Nestled on a 6 acre site with organic community gardens and 4 acres of natural reserve traversed by a creek. We opened our doors in July, 1996. Visitors welcome. Call to arrange for a tour.
web site
www.windsong.bc.ca

Yarrow EcoVillage
Upper Fraser Valley
status
In development
cohousing consultant

Charles Durrett of McCamant and Durrett Architects;
www.mccamant-durrett.com

location

42312 Yarrow Central Road, Yarrow, BC V2R 5E2

number of homes
33
common house
3600 SF
contact
welcome@yarrowecovillage.ca
description
The Yarrow Ecovillage is a unique combination of farming, cohousing, and a Granville Island style commercial development nestled in the Fraser Valley providing the potential to lease farm land and run your business close to home. Combined with the existing Yarrow services, the farming and commercial spaces aim to make our cohousing a simple walk-to-everything experience including schools, library, post office and more. Together we steward 20 acres of certified organic farm land currently leased by several individual farming families. Both a family and adult style cohousing project all within a short hour and a half drive inland from Vancouver. We welcome you to browse our website and we invite your questions.
web site
www.yarrowecovillage.ca

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Ontario


Convivium Cohousing
Ottawa
status
forming

cohousing consultant

location

Central Ottawa

number of homes
15 - 20
common house
15% of total floor area
contact
Convivium Cohousing; conviviumcohousing@gmail.com
description
We are a group working collaboratively to create an envirionmentally friendly, adult cohousing community in central Ottawa, of approximately 15 to 20 units, within walking distance of services. The cohousing project will provide private independent living accomodation with shared facilities designed to be accessable and to encourage an active involved life-style, social interaction and mutual support.
web site

Greater Kingston Cohousing
Greater Kingston
status
forming, land search
 
cohousing consultant

 

location

Greater Kingston area

number of homes
10 to 20
common house
Size and amenities to be determined.
contact
Kathy Horton 613 877-4492
kingstoncohousing@cogeco.ca
17 A Shaw Street, Kingston, ON K7K 4Y5
description
We are 9 households committed to exploring cohousing with an additional 30 people who receive regular updates. Since first meeting in October 2012, we have approved values and a decision-making process, held one public meeting and are now establishing relationships with municipal staff and professionals.

Our land search includes both urban and rural locations. We anticipate creating 10 to 20 homes plus a common house.
web site
www.greaterkingstoncohousing.info
Facebook www.facebook.com/KingstonCohousing

Picton Cohousing
Picton, Prince Edward County
status
forming, land search

cohousing consultant

Mark Guslits, Architect, Mark Guslits & Associates Inc.

location

Picton, Prince Edward County, ON

number of homes
12 to 18
common house
Size and amenities to be determined.
contact
Jane Dean 613-476-5081 or
Marianne Gallagher 613-471-1016 pocketneighbourhood@gmail.com
description
The community will be nestled in the heart of beautiful Prince Edward County, which is surrounded by water, blessed with rich agricultural diversity, beautiful beaches, a vibrant arts community and a flourishing wine industry. An easy drive to Toronto or Ottawa.
Visit; http://prince-edward-county.com/experinece/attractions

We are planning a mix of housing types located within easy walking distance of the centre of the heritage town of Picton. The development will be built on an eco-friendly basis. We are currently a group of 50 year olds plus but welcome a diversity of ages and family types.
web site
coming soon

Terra Firma Cohousing
Ottawa
status
completed

cohousing consultant

 

location

Drummond St., Ottawa, ON

number of homes
7
common house
1250 sq. ft., barrier-free access, kitchen, dining, guestroom, bathroom, sauna
contact
Signy Fridriksson and Steve Fick (613) 233-8438
description
Terra Firma is a small cohousing project located in the centre of the city and close to the Rideau Canal. In 1997 we bought and subsequently renovated two three-door townhouses. We have since built an infill between the two buildings which houses a seventh residential unit and our common space, which is used to host a great variety of events and activities, in addition to dinners. A solar hot water installation provides heat and hot water to the common space and three units, and hot water to an additional unit. From the common space we have also created a lovely walkout area that contains a hot tub. Our large common yard has many shared amenities (play structures, treehouse, gardens, quiet sitting area, bicycle and storage sheds, composting bins, wood pile). Adjacent neighbours join us twice a week to eat. It's a great place to live!
web site
 

Toronto ecoHousing Community
Toronto
status
Feasibility

cohousing consultant

SHS Consulting
www.shs-inc.ca

location

Toronto, ON

number of homes
24
common house
size to be determined; common vegetable garden, multi-purpose room, kitchen, spare bedroom for guests.
contact
info@torontoecohousingcommunity.ca
description
TECO formed in 2009 to build a neighbourhood that supports social interaction and sustainability. We want to raise our children in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe in an ecologically sustainable lifestyle and will make environmentally responsible choices whenever possible. We're looking forward to a community with diverse ages, ethnicities, interests, abilities, incomes, relationships and spiritual beliefs. TECO welcomes enquiries from young homeowners, boomers who may downsize and elders wanting to shape this vision and grow older together in community. We've just hired our Development Consultant and an initial feasibility and planning process starts in Winter 2014.
web site
http://torontoecohousingcommunity.ca

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Quebec



Cohabitat Québec
Québec City
status
completed



cohousing consultant

Kraus Fitch Architects;
www.krausfitch.com
Atelier Pierre Thibault;
www.pthibault.com
Tergos architecture ecologique;
www.tergos.qc.ca

location

1650 Louis-Jetté, Québec.

number of homes
42
common house
9185 sq. ft.
contact
Guillaume Pinson
418-952-8274
info@cohabitat.ca
description
Notre défi consiste à créer un milieu de vie qui favorisera l'harmonie entre les individus, la communauté et l'environnement; un espace sain où les générations s'enrichissent mutuellement et se sentent tout simplement bien les unes avec les autres. Notre seule limite... notre imagination.

Our challenge is to create a living environment that will promote harmony between the individual, the community and the environment, a healthy space where the generations enrich one another and simply feel good. Our only limit... our imagination.
web site
www.cohabitat.ca

Saskatchewan



Prairie Spruce Commons
Regina
status
In Development

cohousing consultant

Connexus Cohousing Collaborative

location

1237 Badham Boulevard, Regina

number of homes
24 to 30 units
common house
4500 sq. ft.
contact
Henning Mortensen
306-527-0722
henning@prairiespruce.com
description
Prairie Spruce Commons is working with a Regina architect and a developer to create a beautiful, sustainable, apartment-style green building, with abundant common spaces. Located on Badham Boulevard near downtown Regina within easy walk/wheeling distance of many amenities. Construction is scheduled to begin September 2014.

This multi-generational community is committed to inclusiveness, caring, and sharing. We are currently welcoming new members and pre-selling units.
web site
www.prairiespruce.com

Wolf Willow Cohousing
Downtown Saskatoon
status
Completed
cohousing consultant

CDC cohousing development consulting
www.cohousingconsulting.ca

location

530 Ave J South, Saskatoon

number of homes
21
common house
4500 SF
contact
Erin Shoemaker or Jan Harvey
(306)-653-2225
e.shoemaker@sasktel.net jej.harvey@sasktel.net
Margo Day or Ken Wiggins
(306) 378-2712
daygins@sasktel.net
description
We have created a wonderful community for older adults on the edge of Saskatoon’s revitalized cultural core that is within walking/biking distance of most of our needs (completed Dec 2012). A charming bike and pedestrian trail runs the length of our street and connects with the riverside trail system. We have two homes available for sale. Individuals or couples interested in our project are invited to contact us.
web site
www.wolfwillowcohousing.ca

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