2950 Prince Edward

Information about QuadReal’s proposal for a new development at Prince Edward & Kingsway


QuadReal Property Group (“QuadReal”) intends to submit a rezoning application for 2950 Prince Edward Street. The application will propose to deliver a mixed-use commercial and 100% rental residential development with below-market rental units, a childcare centre, and considerable public realm improvements through the inclusion of multiple plaza spaces.

The proposed development is in alignment with the Broadway Plan’s goals to enhance Kingsway as a pedestrian and bike-friendly mixed-use street offering rental housing near rapid transit and essential services along Broadway, Main Street, and Kingsway, promoting transit-oriented, walkable, and complete neighbourhoods.

About the Project


The site, located on East 13th Avenue between Kingsway and Prince Edward Street, and is currently an open area unoccupied by buildings, with surface parking areas accessible from Prince Edward Street and the Mt. St. Joseph Hospital parking lot. The site is bounded by East 13th Avenue to the north, Kingsway to the east, Prince Edward Street to the west, and Mt. St. Joseph Hospital to the south.

The future Broadway Subway Mount Pleasant Station and the nearby frequent transit network bus stops on Kingsway and Main Street are within a 10-minute walk. The site is in close proximity to local cycling networks with immediate access to both the Prince Edward Street local street bikeways just south of the site, and the Ontario Street local street bikeways just north of the site.

Housing at this location will serve the local economy and public benefit sector services such as local business employees, Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital employees, and more.

Proposal Details

The proposed development is comprised of a 32-storey and a 25-storey residential tower atop a 4-storey mixed-use podium. It features over 14,000 square-feet of retail space along Kingsway, a daycare entrance on Prince Edward Street for better integration into the residential area, and a pedestrian mews along the southern side connecting various plaza spaces.

The proposal offers approximately 565 homes, 20% of which are at below-market rates, comprising of 116 studios, 235 one-bedrooms, 183 two-bedrooms and 31 three-bedroom family units. The overall unit mix proposes a high percentage of family units (39%) which exceeds the City of Vancouver minimum requirement.

The child care facility on the ground plane includes ample outdoor space that is directly connected to the childcare centre.
2950 Prince Edward Street
Density8.5 FSR
Unit Mix565 Homes
– 116 studios
– 235 one-bedrooms
– 183 two-bedrooms
– 31 three-bedrooms
Daycare Space37 Spaces
Approx. 5000 sf
Bicycle SpotsApprox. 1,028
Parking Spots315 Spaces
– 228 resident spaces
– 60 commercial and visitor spaces
(*please note these statistics are subject to change through the rezoning process)

Policy Context

The Broadway Plan

This site falls within the Mount Pleasant Centre – Area C (MCEC) Policy Area of the Broadway Plan. The policy area permits density of 8.5 FSR. New rental housing opportunities and an activated public realm along the Kingsway corridor are also identified priorities in the plan.

Under this policy, QuadReal proposes a 32-storey and 25-storey, 8.5 FSR secured market rental housing project with a minimum of 20% of the residential floor area secured at below-market rental rates with ground level commercial retail uses. The top floor of the building will be an amenity space for residents to use that is stepped back to soften the streetscape. The site includes two plaza spaces, one in the northwest corner and the other in the southeast corner, as well as a pedestrian mews running along the southern property line from west to east.

The proposal is in alignment with the Broadway Plan MCEC Policy Area’s objectives to provide an active pedestrian friendly intersection, offering 14,000 square-feet of retail space and a 4,800 square foot childcare centre. Furthermore, this proposal offers over 500 secured-rental homes, a key goal of the Broadway Plan.

The site outlined in orange, sits in the Broadway Plan – Mount Pleasant Centre – Area C Policy Area facing Kingsway.

Community Benefits

New Rental Homes

This project envisions 100% rental residential homes with over 500 units added to Vancouver’s housing supply. The site will be professionally managed and ensure quality tenant security.

Family Housing

This project exceeds Vancouver’s Family Housing requirements, by proposing 39% family oriented units in 2950 Prince Edward Street.

New Neighbourhood Serving Retail

The site will include provision of over 14,000 square-feet of new commercial and retail space for the surrounding community.


New, onsite daycare will be available for the benefit of employees, residents, and the existing surrounding community. The childcare proposes 37 spaces in nearly 5000 square feet of space. The location of the childcare has an adjoined outdoor courtyard play area and direct access from Prince Edward Street.

Enhanced Public Realm

The project provides the ground-level and opportunities for multiple onsite privately owned public space (POPs) opportunities that will help contribute to the overall public realm experience on all sides of the property.

Community Connection

Access to transportation infrastructure is exceptional at the site, with convenient access to SkyTrain, Canada Line, bus, water taxi, and various bike and walking routes. This proposal will provide over 300 parking spaces and over 1000 bicycle stalls.

Sustainable Model

This development will meet or exceed energy requirements as required by the City of Vancouver including enhanced ongoing building performance, refrigerant emissions and embodied energy emissions, enhance indoor environmental quality, and integrated rainwater management. QuadReal takes pride in ensuring every building has a 50% reduction in carbon by 2030, and will endeavour to achieve net zero ahead of 2050 for their global portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions

There will be no housing or tenant displacement onsite.

Yes! Vancouver has a very little rental housing stock available, with a 0.9% vacancy rate in the Mount Pleasant/Renfrew Heights area. Given the increase in immigration outlined by the federal government, we expect that rental housing is needed now more than ever.

This proposal aims to be a purpose-built rental building that will provide a variety of unit types and sizes for existing locals and for residents who would like to be located in a desirable community.

This project is proposed as 100% secured rental residential. This means that the rental tenure will be registered on title and retained in perpetuity.

The below market portion of the building will be registered through a Housing Agreement, should the project be approved. The units will not return to market-rental.

The rental rates will be determined by what the market dictates at the time of occupancy. In the case of the below-market rental rates, they will be decided by taking the average CMHC rates in the area and reducing them by 20%.

At this early phase, no lease discussions have begun. The retail use is intended to deliver on the objectives outlined in the Broadway Plan to strengthen Kingsway as a more pedestrian and bike-friendly mixed-use street.

The intention is to source retail that will assist in activating the street and ensuring the Kingsway corridor is a pedestrian friendly experience and that fits into the vibrant character of the Mount Pleasant / Kingsway neighbourhood.

The project aims to meet or exceed the governing Total Energy Use Intensity (TEUI), Greenhouse Gas Intensity (GHGI) and Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI) energy performance limits for the entire development. These targets will be achieved through investing in a high performance building envelope, utilizing waste heat recovery, investigating passive design strategies and integrating green infrastructure with the buildings overall form. The design will also include high performance mechanical and electrical systems designed to reduce energy use intensity and cost.

A comprehensive traffic analysis will be completed, as required under the rezoning process. The development team has a traffic consultant for the project to conduct a Traffic Impact Assessment, which will then be subject to robust internal city review and recommendations.

Subject to completion of the Rezoning, Development, and Building Permit processes, construction of each site is expected to take approximately 30-35 months.

We would love to hear from you! Please click here to connect with us.

Where We Are

QuadReal submitted a Rezoning Enquiry in September 2022, following the implementation of the recently approved Broadway Plan. Following comments received by City Staff on the Enquiry, QuadReal plans to submit a Rezoning Application by the end of 2023. The Rezoning Application will then go through a city-led community input period lasting around 12-18+ months, culminating in an eventual Public Hearing in front of City Council.

Engage With Us

Contact Information
Would you like to be contacted for future updates about this project?

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at info@kingswayand12th.com