Laneway Houses – July 8th meeting

LANEWAY HOUSING:Everything you Wanted to Know, But Didn’t Know Who to Ask!

GWAC has assembled a panel of experts to speak to their first hand knowledge of everything you may want to know & definitely need to know before committing to infill housing.  

Date: Monday, July 8th at 7pm at the Learning Resource Centre under the Britannia Library. ​Richard Bell LLC, a lawyer,  will speak to the legal aspects; Jake Fry, of Smallworks,  who co-founded Small Housing BC, will speak to the challenges & opportunities of laneway housing,  as well as the ins & outs of development from the contractor’s perspective; Matt Henry,  realtor, will describe how one can market a laneway house; as well  Dan & Felicia Cooper,  who are in process of tangling with the City for approvals for a laneway house in Hastings Sunrise, will describe their experience seeking those permits and more.

GWAC has also invited some occupants of local laneway houses to share their experience of living in infill housing.

So please, come, and bring your questions!


REACH Public Forum- June 25, 2019

For information, please find reproduced below a community notice from REACH:

Hello Friends of REACH Community Health Centre,

On June 25, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, REACH will be holding a public forum at the Learning Resources Centre (under the Library) at Britannia Community Centre.

This event will begin a series of regular public forums that REACH will host to enable the people of Grandview Woodlands and East Vancouver to come together to talk about health care, including what services we have and what services we need to support a healthy community.

This first meeting will be an opportunity for you to hear about what’s new at REACH, and what issues some of our allies and partners are facing. It will also be an important opportunity for all of us to talk about the priorities that REACH should be paying attention to, and what steps we need to take to keep community health in community hands.

You do not need to be a patient at REACH to attend any of these forums. We welcome all of the people in East Vancouver, including the many who already use our health services.

Please tell your friends, and be sure to put June 25th on your calendar.

Hope to see you there.