58 West Hastings
58 West Hastings is an innovative social housing project in the Downtown Eastside that will provide 231 new homes alongside a 50,000 square foot integrated health centre serving the entire community.
The 10-storey building is a unique project that brings together all levels of government in partnership with a charitable foundation to create a new standard of community-oriented social housing in Vancouver. With funding from BC Housing, CMHC, and proceeds of a $30-million fundraising campaign by the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, the project broke ground in July 2021 and is slated for completion in Spring 2024.
- 231 units of housing on seven floors
- 120 homes at welfare rate
- 110 homes at Housing Income Limits (HILs) rate (dictates eligibility for a government subsidy)*
- Units will be a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units
- Integrated health centre on three floors
- Two unprogrammed indoor amenity rooms
- Exterior common area with terrace garden
- Children’s play area
*Vancouver Chinatown Foundation has worked closely with the City of Vancouver, BC Housing, CMHC, and Vancouver Coastal Health to define the right mix of housing that will provide access for a variety of low-income residents while ensuring the project remains financially viable.
Lily Lee Community Health Centre
Operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, the Lily Lee Community Health Centre will be situated on the first three floors of the building. It will provide critical resources and accessible health care, including access to specialized mental health and addiction care.
Community Partnerships Program
As a 'community within a community' 58 West Hastings will provide a wide range of services. Our Community Partnerships program at 58 West Hastings will connect local organizations with residents to provide opportunities and resources in Wellness, Life Skills and Mentoring, and Experiences to enjoy throughout the City.
58WH Art Project
Seven Canadian artists have come together to donate their artworks to this innovative health and housing project. Their pieces were auctioned on November 9th at the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation Autumn Gala.
Streetohome is encouraged to see the development of mixed-income housing at 58 West Hastings. Combining rent-geared-to-income housing with shelter-rate housing promotes financial viability, community inclusion, and improved social outcomes including quality of life and economic prospects of lower income households.
– Rob Turnbull – President and CEO, Streetohome Foundation
This important project will help with the critical supply of affordable housing for Downtown Eastside residents and bring much needed healthcare services to the neighbourhood. Having worked with this community for many years, I recognize the importance of 58 West Hastings, and am grateful to the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation team for raising funds in the community to supplement government funding in order to get this project off the ground.
– Mike Harcourt – former Mayor of Vancouver and former Premier of British Columbia
58 West Hastings will provide a safe place to live, an exceptional quality of living and strong sense of community.
– Joy MacPhail – Founding Chair of the 58 West Hastings Advisory Board
“Fresh Direct is proud to be supporting the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation as a Community Partner for the 58 West Hastings project. I want to congratulate the Foundation and its partners for bringing to life this unique housing project that will create new affordable homes for residents of the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown.
– Davis Yung – President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Fresh Direct Produce