Garden Square Housing Co-Operative is a 57 unit townhouse complex which incorporated on May 1, 1991.
Our Co-op is in a wonderful location. Our Co-Op is conveniently located near Central Park in Burnaby B.C. and is minutes from Metrotown Shopping Center. Translink #28 bus stop is adjacent to our property, which connects directly to Joyce Skytrain Station. Inman Elementary School is one block away. There are parks, bike ways and shopping areas nearby. Our communal amenities include indoor pool, laundry facilities, and a large meeting room with full kitchen. A paved inner court yard complete with basketball hoops is safe and child friendly. We have quiet side streets and inner green space.
We often enjoy community potlucks and organize work parties. We visit on the door steps and look out for our neigbours.
Are you ready to Volunteer?
Take a look at all our committees. We have lots of options for you to choose from! We keep our costs down because we do the work ourselves. This means that at some point you will probably be cleaning, digging, painting or take responsibility for organizing something. Do you have special skills that you think we could use? We’d love to hear about them!
Board Of Directors
We are the watchers of the co-op, ensuring the legalities of running a co-op; making decisions on behalf of, and notifying the members of such actions.
We conduct the new member interviews and keep everyone up to speed on co-op policies, as well as everyone’s rights and responsibilities within the co-op.
We are the handymen and women! We coordinate regular building inspections and repairs. Our aim is make sure our building is safe and sound and well maintained.
We host many fun evenings such as our famous Movie nights, Halloween, Christmas and Easter events, and ensure that our work parties are well fed!
We encourage members to participate as volunteers to help promote a sense of ownership and community, and avoid those nasty little invoices for non-participation.
We maintain our poor and make sure we can all swim safely.
Emergency Preparedness Committee
The Co-op’s Emergency Preparedness Committee was created in 2016 and tasked with providing education and support to members. The committee is developing a system of safety wardens to muster and guide us in the first 72 hours following a disaster (fire/flood/earthquake). We also coordinate training (e.g., use of the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator); and notify members of safety themed community events. Helpful tips and planning documents are shared on a regular basis at GMs or via email.