At a Glance
- located at West 19th Avenue & Laurel Street
- two 6-storey mid-rises + 7 townhome buildings
- 58 townhomes + 51 condos + 99 rental apartments
- 37-space on-site childcare
- 6-minute walk to Douglas Park Community Centre & Park
- 8 minutes from Cambie Village restaurants & shopping
- 2 minutes by bike to Edith Cavell Elementary School
- 5 minutes from King Edward Station
- 8-minute drive to Granville Island
Contemporary West Coast/Scandinavian Style
Introducing Balfour, the redevelopment of the 2.3-acre, 1950s-era Balfour Block by Wesgroup Properties. It will consist of a 6-storey rental apartment building, a 6-storey strata mid-rise, and seven 3- to 4-storey rowhouse buildings. Of the 208 total units, 51 condominiums and 58 townhomes will be available for purchase. The selection of floor plans range from 1- to 3-bedroom layouts with interiors from 600 – 1,609 sq ft. Strata residents will enjoy shared use of indoor and outdoor amenities on the condo rooftop, while a City-owned 37-space childcare will be located on the ground level. Townhomes have private entries and outdoor spaces, such as patios and roof decks. A park at the southeast corner of the property will feature a children’s play area, green space, and seating.
An outstanding choice for families, this West Side location is very walkable and very bikeable, with many nearby transit options. Balfour is in close proximity to two bike routes: 14th Avenue and Heather Street. Emily Carr Elementary and Eric Hamber Secondary schools are both within a 10-minute bike ride. Just two blocks away, Douglas Park offers almost 14 acres of outdoor space, including baseball diamonds, a basketball court, a playground, and a fitness circuit. The Douglas Park Community Centre includes meeting rooms, a fitness centre, pottery studio, and a teen/youth centre. Nearby Heather Park also has four public tennis courts. For daily necessities, both King Edward Mall and Cambie Village are only 700m away. For car-free commuting to other parts of the city, bus stops are located on Oak Street between 19th and 20th. The King Edward Canada Line station is 1.2km from Balfour. With the opening of the Broadway Skytrain extension in 2025, Oak-VGH Station will be 1km away.
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Floor Plans for Balfour
Ranging from 600-sq-ft condominiums to 1,609-sq-ft townhomes, Balfour will offer the following selection of floorplans:
- 29 x 1-bedroom
- 25 x 2-bedroom
- 55 x 3-bedroom
Contact me today to discuss your requirements.
Amenities at Balfour
An on-site daycare will provide space for 37 children. Amenities for condominium homeowners (Building 9) feature a lounge, kitchen, dining space, and a games area on the roof level. An adjacent roof deck includes a barbeque dining area, lounges, a dog run, and urban agriculture planters.
An east-west pedestrian mews bisects the property, offering an internal connection between the cul-de-sac and Laurel Street. At the corner of Laurel & 19th is a park with a children’s play space, a lawn, and seating areas.
Parking and Storage
Two levels of underground parking will provide space for 502 bicycles and 255 vehicles, including 12 stalls for visitors, 8 for the childcare, and two for carshare vehicles. Each residential parking space will be supplied with an EV charging outlet.
Developer Team for Balfour
Wesgroup is a family-owned real estate company that specializes in the development of sustainable, mixed-use spaces. They provide complete, end-to-end real estate services, acquiring, developing, and managing health, retail, commercial, industrial, and residential properties for the long-term. Beginning more than 50 years ago, Wesgroup has grown to become one of Western Canada’s largest private real estate companies, with significant land holdings — such as River District and 16th & Cambie — currently under development and a property management portfolio of almost 2.3 million square feet in BC and Alberta.
In over twenty years of practice, Formwerks Architectural has developed a reputation for sensitive, user-friendly architecture. This has been achieved by carefully listening to clients and translating their wishes and needs into architecture that embodies their functional requirements within an artistic building form. Their buildings reflect a public mood for comfort and tradition without the cold and austere qualities found in much of today’s architectural mainstream. Their portfolio includes Elina on Eighth, Spires Gate, Toppen Ridge, and Yukon Residences.
Expected Completion for Balfour
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