Updates

Welcome

2015 October 19

On behalf of our Kettle Boffo project team, we want to welcome you to our new website. This site will serve as a hub of information as we continue to work through our proposal for a revitalized corner at Commercial Drive and Venables Street in Vancouver.

To find out all the specifics about what we’re thinking, visit our PROPOSAL page. 

And if you’re interested in the process to date, including our initial pre-application Open Houses, check out our PROCESS page which tracks our milestones over the past few years.

We’ve broken down some of the most commonly heard questions in our FAQ page and this page will be regularly updated as we add more questions and continue through our process.

We have a great group of people working on this project and you can learn more about each of them on our TEAM page.

We’re very excited to create something amazing at Commercial and Venables and we’re always on the lookout for great design and unique approaches to creating inclusive communities. Check out our INSPIRATION page for a glimpse at what we’re excited about.   This page will also be updated as we continue working through our process.  Feel free to share images that inspire you through our SUPPORT page. 

And we’d love to hear from you. If you’re also excited about bringing something new to your neighbourhood, visit our SUPPORT page. Fill in the form and we’ll add your comments to our growing list of supportive voices!

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to CONTACT us. We look forward to continuing to work together with the community, the City, and each other, to create something truly amazing at Commercial and Venables.


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Setting the Record Straight

2018 June 21

June 21, 2018 Dear Friends – The past 48 hours have been emotional ones for the entire Kettle Boffo family. We have been overwhelmed with calls, emails, tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram comments that share our disappointment and offer kind words of support. We are so grateful to be part of a community that caredRead More 

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Message to Supporters

2018 June 19

June 19, 2018 Dear Kettle Boffo Project supporter – It is with a heavy heart that The Kettle Society and Boffo Properties share some very sad news with you today. Boffo and The Kettle have decided that we will not be moving forward with our proposed project at Commercial and Venables. The reason for ourRead More 

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Letter to Council

Dear Mayor and Council – I am writing to you today to share some very disappointing news that will impact the most vulnerable residents of our community. The Kettle Society and Boffo Properties have decided not to submit a rezoning application for our project, and will not be moving forward with our proposed project atRead More 

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Grandview Woodland Plan Approved

2016 August 6

On July 28th Vancouver City Council approved the Grandview-Woodland Plan. We are very pleased the plan has been approved and more specifically that the plan includes an amendment to consider up to 12 storeys at Commercial and Venables to fill a funding gap. We thank City Council for their time listening to speakers and CityRead More 

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Draft Grandview Woodland Plan Released

2016 June 28

This past Saturday, June 25, the draft Grandview-Woodland Community Plan was released online for public comment. The Kettle Boffo team is pleased to have a draft plan for the public to review after years of hard work by the City of Vancouver and community members alike. While we’re disappointed with the draft plan’s recommendations forRead More 

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An Open Letter In Support of Kettle Boffo Partnership

2016 June 9

An Open Letter to City of Vancouver Mayor, Councillors and Community: Vancouver is facing a housing crisis. Vacancy rates are low, new homes are in short supply, and affordability has become a major issue for renters and homeowners across the housing spectrum. Nowhere is the housing crisis more urgent or the need more desperate, thanRead More 

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YES to Inclusive Communities

2016 March 31

With our partnership with The Kettle Society, we’re hoping to expand the social services and market housing in Grandview Woodlands. Together we’re hoping to create a more inclusive community. Show your support for our proposed vision at Commercial and Venables with a handmade East Van style button and say YES to inclusive communities in GrandviewRead More 

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Renderings of our vision for Commercial + Venables

2016 March 3

On Thursday February 25th 2016 together The Kettle Society and Boffo Properties jointly released renderings of our vision for Commercial and Venables. Our goal is to create an inclusive community with a mix of market and supportive housing, public gathering space and a new Kettle Centre. For more information, visit www.kettleboffo.com/renderings to see different streetRead More 

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Get Snow Globed This Holiday Season

2015 December 2

This holiday season, have some fun in your own giant snow globe all for a great cause. The Kettle Society is launching its annual Get Snow Globed campaign at Harbour Centre and Vancouver Lookout – step inside the giant snow globe and smile for the camera. Haven’t you always wondered what it’d be like toRead More 


I support the Kettle Boffo Project.

By adding your name, you’re showing your support for more supportive housing in Grandview-Woodland, and for a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community.

The Kettle Society and Boffo Properties are working together to build a stronger and more compassionate community that offers a range of housing options, along with additional retail and public gathering spaces.

Show your support today and make your voice heard.

Want to learn more about the project? Contact us anytime.