Brightside Community Homes Foundation
#300 – 905 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
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2924 Venables Street

About 2924 Venables (Alice Saunders House)

Alice Saunders House is located at 2924 Venables Street, in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. Our proposal is to replace the existing 64 units with 146 new units of affordable, secured rental housing for independent-living seniors, families, and people with disabilities.  

Brightside has provided affordable housing for seniors at Alice Saunders House since 1977. With your support, Brightside will be able to provide many more homes for seniors while adding much-needed new homes for families in Hastings-Sunrise. 

The project is also pursuing Passive House certification. Passive House is a standard for energy efficiency and yields a reduced carbon footprint. It results in ultra-low energy consumption buildings that require little energy for space heating and cooling. 

Although Brightside has taken steps to maintain the Alice Saunders building at a high standard, the property is aging and does not offer accessibility features such as an elevator, often required for seniors aging in place. It’s imperative to us at Brightside that the homes we provide and the communities we foster meet the needs of our residents in the long-term. After many renovations and upgrades to the building, we at Brightside have decided to redevelop Alice Saunders to better meet the needs of our residents.

As well as improving homes for current residents of Alice Saunders to allow them to age in place, Brightside is expanding the number of affordable homes on the site in an effort to support those who need affordable homes most, particularly seniors, families, and people with disabilities.


Brightside’s Rezoning Application for 2924 Venables Street was approved unanimously by Vancouver City Council on Dec. 2, 2020.


Existing Building at 2924 Venables

Existing Building at 2924 Venables


  • 64 homes
  • Built in 1977
  • Three-storey wood frame
  • Limited accessibility features; no elevator
  • Residents are 100% seniors


Brightside - Alice Saunders

Proposal for 2924 Venables

Proposal for 2924 Venables


  • 146 affordable, secured rental homes
  • Two six-storey buildings
  • Built to Passive House standards
  • Accessible units 5%; remainder are fully adaptable
  • Fully accessible, barrier-free common areas
  • Homes for seniors, families, and people with disabilities


Public Open House Materials

View the display boards from Brightside's City-led Virtual Public Open House held June 8-28, 2020.

Click here to access this document on the City of Vancouver website.

Virtual Fly-through

View the 3D Model of 2924 Venables St from the Public Open House

About Brightside Community Homes Foundation

Brightside is a non-profit organization that provides safe and secure affordable homes for those who are struggling to meet the demands of market housing, specifically seniors, families and people with disabilities.  

For nearly 70 years, Brightside has been providing affordable rental housing in Vancouver for people who are able to live independently. Brightside is one of the City’s largest and longest-standing housing societies, owning and managing 26 properties and providing homes for over 1,000 residents. 

For more information about Brightside, please contact Brightside directly by phone at (604) 684-3515, by email at, or visit the Brightside website at 

For more information about the 2924 Venables St. redevelopment project, please contact us at  (604) 831-7448 or by email at 

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