858 Georgia Avenue

This beautiful 27-unit three storey apartment, built in 2019, offers below market 1-bed, 1 bed plus den and 2-bed options for low to moderate income adults and small families.

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Prospective residents are asked to please complete and submit an online application form.  Should a unit become available, you will be contacted to begin the interview process.

The nature of vacant units is unpredictable.  While we accept and review all submitted applications, there may not be a unit available for your household when you apply.  Ballenas keeps all completed applications and reviews them when units become available.  If you are selected, for a vacant unit, our Housing Coordinator will reach out and begin the interview process.

If you have any questions, contact Housing Operations at [email protected] or call and leave a message on our application line: 250.755.1158. We appreciate your interest with the Ballenas Housing Society.

Rental Rates

  B C D D1
UNIT TYPE 1 bedroom + den 2 bedrooms 2 bedrooms 1 bedroom + storage
UNIT SIZE 844 sq/ft 922 sq/ft 956 sq/ft 851 sq/ft
STARTING AT $1,615 $1,825 $1,905 $1,615
FLOOR PLAN Unit B Unit C Unit D Unit D1

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for housing at 858 Georgia Avenue?

Applications must be submitted directly to Ballenas Housing Society. Our Housing Application form is found online only.

If you require assistance completing your application, please consider the following local resources:

Public computers and printing available at Vancouver Island Public Library:

  • 90 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4 | Phone: 250-753-1154. (10 public computers, 15–30 minute time limits, printing available)

In-person support by staff at the following locations (by appointment only):

  • Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre – #2-4166 Departure Bay Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 4B7 | Phone: 250-758-5547
  • Nanaimo Family Life Association – 1070 Townsite Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 1M6 | Phone: 250-754-3331

Is smoking permitted on the property?

All our properties are no-smoking. Residents shall not, nor permit anyone else to smoke, vape, or use electronic cigarettes for tobacco, cannabis or any other substance on the residential property.

Is tenant insurance necessary?

Yes, the Ballenas Housing Society will require all residents to have renter’s insurance that covers personal belongings and general liability proof of active insurance is required. If you do not yet have an insurance policy we will provide information on affordable renter’s insurance coverage.

Local Area

Nearby Shops & Restaurants

Medicine Shoppe Canada
0.3 km
Quality Foods
0.2 km
Nanaimo Liquor Plus
0.2 km
Nanaimo Gas Bar/Co-op Gas
0.4 km
University Village:
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Bosley’s by Pet Value
  • Edo Japan
  • Dollarama
  • Dominos Pizza
1.7 km

Public Transit

  • #6 (Harewood to VIU & Harewood to Downtown)
  • #8 (Cedar to VIU)

Nearby Trails & Parks

Sherry Fields
0.5 km
Colliery Dam Park
1.6 km
Harewood Centennial Park
1.0 km
Howard Ave Park
0.4 km
James Park
3.3 km
Douglas and Eighth Park
1.9 km

Nearby Schools

Georgia Avenue Elementary School

Public • K-7
1.6 km
John Barsby Community School

Public • 8-12
0.4 km