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  • Perth Cohousing Initiative

    Location: Within fifteen minutes walk to downtown
    Status: Forming
    Number of Homes: ~12
    Common House: To be determined
    Cohousing Consultant: N/A

    In Perth we are creating a cohousing community of people 55 and over who look forward to living well in an atmosphere of caring and support.  Our modest dwellings, located within walking distance of downtown Perth and built in an environmentally responsible way, will provide privacy and promote a lifestyle founded on concern for the well-being of each other, the environment and the wider world.

  • Waterloo Region Cohousing Ecovillage

    Location: Waterloo Region
    Status: Forming

    Description: We are creating a sustainable cohousing ecovillage community in the Waterloo Region in Ontario, Canada. Our plan is to build 30 homes combining the advantage of privacy and shared common facilities. We manage ourselves through consensus decision making.   Our Vision: We envision courageous, innovative communities in which people actively care for each other and the environment.   Our Mission: We are building a sustainable, intergenerational neighbourhood that is socially and economically inclusive, we positively engage with each other and the wider community.   Guiding Principals: – Sustainable – Inclusive – Affordable – Participatory/Engaged – Innovative/Dynamic   Location: As of Spring 2017, the group is planning to build a cohousing community in an urban location in Kitchener or Waterloo. The majority of the group remains flexibile and will explore suitable properties on the outskirts of Kitchener or Waterloo or in urban Guelph.

  • Our Urban Village

    Location: Vancouver
    Status: Forming
    Number of Homes: ~30
    Common House: 1100 to 2000 sq. ft.

    Our multi-generational community is adopting an innovative approach for building cohousing in dense, expensive urban settings like Vancouver. We’re seeking adventuresome neighbours who agree that it takes a village to raise a child and enrich the lives of adults. We hope young professionals, families with kids, mid-career folks and empty nesters will join us in creating the best community we can be.

  • Canopy Cohousing

    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    Status: Forming
    Number of Homes: 24
    Common House: ~4000 sq. ft.
    Cohousing Consultant: SHS Consulting www.shs-inc.ca

    Canopy plans to build a neighbourhood that supports social interaction and sustainability. We want to raise our children in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe in an ecologically sustainable lifestyle and will make environmentally responsible choices whenever possible. We’re looking forward to a community with diverse ages, ethnicities, interests, abilities, incomes, relationships and spiritual beliefs. Canopy welcomes enquiries from young homeowners, boomers who may downsize and elders wanting to shape this vision and grow older together in community. We expect to launch our land search this year.

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