We, like most North Vancouverites, consider our pets family,  and fortunately in our fair city many buildings DO permit pets. Frankly, we are such a pet-friendly city that it can be detrimental to your Apartment or Townhome’s market value should pets not be allowed! That no-pets-no-rentals-no-BBQ’s rule actually reads“No fun here!”  While most of the time ‘pets’ means dogs or cats, most buildings allow fish & birds, but not snakes or reptiles…

Here are 5 buildings that welcome your furry friends:

1. One Park Lane (170 West 1st Street)

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One of the most elegant and best-selling concrete buildings in Lower Lonsdale–won a 2005 Georgie Award for “Best Residential Building in BC”. Lucky 13 floors, and 117 apartments & townhomes.  Has a swanky foyer, Conceirge, Gym, Lounge, Theatre, Video Security, secure resident & guest parking, bike lockers. Adjacent to Jack Loucks Park (where, funnily enough, dogs are prohibited?!)

Small dogs and/or cats to a maximum of two (2) with a weight restriction.

2. Vista East & Vista West at Hamersley Park (333 and 365 East 1st Street)

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A collection of 140 apartments, built in 2 phases in Craftsman Tudor style, AND with rain screen exterior by reputable and still-in-business, Ledingham McAllister. This is an ultra-quiet location,  across from Hamersley Park, steps to the waterfront & cool places like historic Hamersley House, Finch & Barley, and The Juicery Co.

Two (2) pets permitted here–dogs, cats or one of each. No weight restriction.

3. The “Q” (124 West 1st Street)

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A popular & very well-kept concrete building. Built in 2001 when a one bedroom, 610 sq ft home here cost between $129,900 & $155,900, and a 2B 2Ba suite of almost 900 sq ft set you back $200 – $250K.  73 great suites here, no rentals permitted, but up to three pets. Many of these homes have spectacular views, large patios/terraces and spacious floor plans. Steps to Buddha-full Juice Bar & eatery, Waves coffee, Obsession Bikes, and Colosseum Pizza.

4. Burham Court (222 East 5th Street)

222 East 5th

One of Noort Developments’ very first projects in North Vancouver (1998). 19 beautiful townhomes, measuring about 1500 sq ft each. This complex is a shining example of good maintenance, and has always sold well. Most recent sale was $891,000 in Dec ‘15. Lovely generous floor plans, good outdoor space, well landscaped, well built, and this section of 5th Street is really pretty. “Standard” Bylaws apply here in regard to pets, so that is 1 cat or 1 dog. A great favorite of ours; ticks all the boxes, but people move in and stay, so very few come up for sale.

5. 15 West (150 West 15th Street)

15 West Rendering

OK, so technically “Central” Lonsdale, but WOW–so good we couldn’t resist!. A Citimark/Grosvenor project.  Gorgeous views from many suites in this all concrete building. 18 stories, lots of glass, party room, gym, meeting room, tons of visitor parking, a beautiful lobby with soaring ceilings, some MASSIVE patios, HUGE storage lockers and private garages for the PH suites. 2 pets are permitted in this very urban, super high quality building. Take your pet one block North to Fur-Doos grooming!

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