City Gate Housing Co-op: Application Information

How to Apply for Membership

To live in a co-op, you must first become a member. A person interested in applying for membership submits a completed application form. Applications are only given out at orientation sessions. Unfortunately, as we have received an overwhelming number of applications for membership, there will be no orientation sessions for the foreseeable future. When orientations resume it will be noted here.

Keeping Your Application Active

If the co-op already has your application on file, you must write to the co-op every 6 months confirming that you wish to remain on our waiting list, otherwise we will assume that you’ve withdrawn your application. You may also use this opportunity to update your application information.

Income Eligibility & Subsidy

To be eligible to live at our co-op, your gross monthly income must not exceed 5 times the amount of the market housing charge for the unit size. Market housing charges are listed below.

Would I Make a Good Co-op Member?

Co-op housing isn’t for everyone. The success of a co-op is dependent on its members actively participating in the day to day running of the co-op. Chances are, if you’ve volunteered before and enjoyed it, and think living in a co-operative environment sounds good, you’d like living in co-operative housing. However, if you’re not looking for a home with a sense of community, if you are not interested in participating to help make the co-op a success—if you’re just looking for a place to live, then co-operative housing is not for you. Housing co-ops aren’t for everyone, but for many, they’re the only way to live.

City Gate at a Glance:

  • co-op participation is required of all members
  • rent includes heat and hot water
  • all units have a dishwasher
  • washer/dryer hookups in each unit
  • pets: one per unit
  • number of units: 102

Housing Charges

suite size number square footage market rate share purchase
1 bedroom, small * 8 601 - 715 $884 $1500
1 bedroom, large * 2 830 $884 $1500
2 bedroom 47 822 - 868 $1194 $1500
2 bedroomwheel chair accessible 6 921 - 954 $1194 $1500
3 bedroom 25 1077 - 1225 $1326 $1500
4 bedroom 10 1207 - 1457 $1543 $1500
5 bedroom 4 1617 $1755 $1500
total suites: 102 rates as of 01-Jan-2017

* Please note that one-bedroom units are seldom available.