Fair Haven, McKay Apartments

McKay Apartments provides seniors with affordable rental housing, increasing the much needed rental supply for an aging population.
Project Type
Seniors Housing
4341 Rumble St., Burnaby
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“Too many seniors, especially those on fixed incomes, are being squeezed out of a tight rental market,” said Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds. “I am thrilled for the seniors who have a new place they can afford. Our government is working hard to create the partnerships needed to build even more projects like this to help people find a place to call home in their community.”

McKay Apartments located at 4341 Rumble Street, Burnaby, has replaced aging facilities with 145 units of seniors’ affordable rental housing in a new 4-storey building.

Fifteen units are designed as fully accessible; while the remaining conform to adaptable housing standards allowing units to be altered to suit resident needs as they age in place. A multi-purpose gathering room opens to an extensive courtyard landscape complete with accessible walking circuits, urban agricultural planters and exercise stations designed to bring people together and create community. Pathways also connect to David Gray Park and the larger neighbourhood.

A rich palette of durable materials is used. Glazing is kept as high as possible to allow natural light illumination deep into the units.