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Happy Canada Day!

Posted by on Wednesday, July 01, 2015


We are a proudly Canadian, family-owned and operated property management company celebrating 40 Years of Business in this great country! From our apartment rental teams in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and everything in between –

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

Yorkville Open House

Posted by on Friday, June 26, 2015

Are you looking to move to the distinguished neighbourhood of Yorkville in Toronto? Surrounded by luxury retailers, Whole Foods, cocktail bars and arguably the classiest people watching in the city - now is your chance to live in the chicest part of town!

Hollyburn Properties is hosting an Open House at our new rental community in Toronto, Avenue Park Apartments located at 103 Avenue Road.

Join us this weekend on:

  • Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th
  • From 10am-4pm
  • At 103 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON

We would love to give you a tour of the stunning building, amenities and available suites. The building façade and lobby feature many whimsical art-deco and mid-century-modern details. There will also be treats and refreshments. But that’s not all, we are offering a special open house promotion this weekend only:

  • Receive up to 50% OFF your 1st month’s rent!

The promotion is valid if a lease is signed at the Open House only. Please ask our staff on-site for details. See you then!



Too Busy? Let Us Help - Martinizing By Stephen Cleaners

Posted by on Tuesday, June 16, 2015


This is a guest blog post from Jordan, account manager extraordinaire at Martinizing by Stephen Cleaners in Calgary:

In every moment of your life where there is something of importance, it almost always involves dressing up and looking your best. Your first day at school, a first date, graduation, your first job, your wedding day, or maybe the first time you closed a big deal at work. Throughout all of these experiences you wanted to make sure you looked good. Why is that? Because when you look good, you feel good and you can be your best. When we clean your clothes: It’s right, it’s ready, or it’s free (so that you can be free and ready to do what’s right).  At Martinizing by Stephen Cleaners, we help you save time to do the things that matter the most.


Martinizing by Stephen Cleaners is a Calgary-based, family owned and operated dry cleaning business. Since 1962, Martinizing has been committed to quality, community and the environment. We can make your garments look and feel like new again including dress shirts, suits, pants, blouses, skirts, curtains, blankets, jackets, purses, shining shoes, restoring Uggs and even more.

We have become a Value-Added Partner with Hollyburn, giving residents an exclusive discount to access the best dry-cleaning experience on the market. We’ve been voted Calgary’s Best Dry Cleaner 9 times for the Consumer Choice Awards. Try our dry cleaning services and receive $20 off your first order (that could be equivalent to five shirts!) Our company also includes complimentary pick up & delivery to your work, as well as minor alterations. Now that’s customer service.

We are excited to work with the Hollyburn community to help make those momentous moments in your life amazing! Call us today at 403.613.2555 or email at delivery@martinizing.ca.


City of North Van Approves 1000 Ft Waterslide

Posted by on Friday, June 12, 2015


It’s going to be an epic summer on the Shore! North Vancouver City Council unanimously approved the revival of Car Free Day on Lonsdale Avenue, highlighted this year with a 1,000-foot-long water slip and slide to run down the city’s main thoroughfare.  

The event is organized by Slide The City, the Utah-based events organization credited with bringing touring slip-and-slide attractions to hundreds of cities across North America and around the world.

Covering four city blocks on Lower Lonsdale, Slide the City – North Vancouver, will take place on:

  • Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
  • From 11am – 6pm
  • Beginning at Keith Road
  • Ending at 3rd Street with a splash pool to stop

Mayor Darrell Mussatto characterized the plan as a “21st century soap box derby.”

“I think this is an exciting, family-friendly event that will bring all ages, not only from our community and the North Shore but also the broader region,” said North Vancouver City Councilor Linda Buchanan. “This is the opportunity for us to have an event that puts the City of North Vancouver on the map as being someplace that is fun and to come to hangout.”


The burgeoning track record of fun city initiatives (think proposed amphitheater and outdoor skating rink at the Lonsdale waterfront) is one reason among many to consider North Vancouver as a great place to call home. Interested in rental opportunities in the area? Hollyburn is currently developing Bridgewater, the first new-construction rental high-rise community in North Vancouver in over 35 years, located in the heart of the Civic Plaza. Check out floor plans, building amenities, and suite features at http://bridgewaterrental.com/, and join the waitlist today!



How To Rent An Apartment

Posted by on Monday, June 08, 2015


At Hollyburn, providing quality rental housing has been our business for over 40 years. You might say we know a thing or two about how to rent an apartment! Currently, Hollyburn Properties owns and operates 76 rental apartment communities across Canada – 49 in Vancouver, 6 in Calgary, 19 in Toronto, and 2 in Ottawa

We also have a responsibility to educate the public on the ins and outs of tenancy, as well as best practices that we have gleaned over the past 4 decades in this industry. For the second year now, we have offered a crash course to high-school students at King George Secondary on all things rental. Hollyburn has supported a long-term community partnership with City School at King George Secondary, an alternative, interactive mini-school program that utilizes the “city as their classroom.”


One of our senior property managers and building resident managers led the session in an apartment suite in Vancouver’s West End. Students were toured through the building to look at available amenities, laundry, garbage and recycling areas, parking and emergency exits, as well as through the apartment while conducting a mock “suite inspection report.” The course was then followed by an active Q & A.

Some of the items we covered:

  •          Applications for tenancy
  •          Credit checks
  •          Tenancy agreements
  •          Security deposits
  •          Landlord & renter’s responsibilities and rights
  •          How to set up hydro, tenant insurance, cable & wifi
  •      Maintenance requests
  •          Pet policies
  •          Move-in & out policy
  •          Expectations
  •          ...And much more!



Overall, the feedback was amazing! The students had a great time and learned a lot of new information, much of which they were not aware of before (for example, City by-laws around noise restriction.) Are you interested in setting up a similar opportunity at an educational  institution you’re involved with? E-mail info@hollyburn.com and let’s talk!

My Hollyburn Dream Vacation Contest

Posted by on Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Take a moment and picture this… a warm ocean breeze blowing through your hair, soft white sand beneath your toes, and a magical sunset cascading golden light across you as the sun dips below the horizon… 

We’re talking about Cancun, Mexico! Enter the 'My Hollyburn Dream Vacation Contest' and this magical experience could be yours!

In celebration of Hollyburn Properties’ 40 Year Anniversary, we have launched a resident-exclusive contest to thank our loyal community. The grand prize features a 7-night, all inclusive dream vacation for 2 people to Cancun, Mexico, at the El Dorado Royale gourmet resort by Karisma, valued at $5000! But that’s not all. In addition to the grand prize, residents have a chance to win one of three monthly prize draws of a $200 gift card to their choice of selected retailers.

Please submit a short video testimonial (cell-phone cameras do wonders!) letting us know what you love most about living with Hollyburn. To enter, and for all contest details, visit our website. #Hollyburn40. Extra entries available to increase your odds!

ARRIBA!








Bridgewater Community Art Contest Winners

Posted by on Friday, May 22, 2015


Cynthia, age 3-7


Saketh, age 8-12


Elnaz, age 13-18

Congratulations to the 3 winners of the Bridgewater Community Art Contest, in partnership with the North Vancouver City Library!

This art contest was created as a fun way to engage the residents of Central Lonsdale with Bridgewater, the first new rental community in the City of North Vancouver in over 35 years, currently under construction in the heart of the Civic Plaza. Prizes include gift bags, gift certificates to Chapters, as well as winning artwork on display on site signage during project development. Walk by and check it out!

The Bridgewater Rental High-Rise waitlist is now live. Connect with our team and stay in touch!

Bridgewater High-Rise Rental Waitlist Now Live!

Posted by on Thursday, May 07, 2015



You can now join the Wait List for Bridgewater!

The City of North Vancouver’s first new rental high-rise in over 35 years is under construction and on schedule to welcome new residents in early Fall of 2016! Just launched, visit the Bridgewater website to browse suite floor plans, building renderings, building and location amenity lists, as well as information on the qualified construction and development teams.  Building highlights include pet-friendly accommodation, a fitness facility, resident lounge and contemporary rooftop terrace.

Bridgewater high-rise living positions residents at the heart of Central Lonsdale, a dynamic North Shore community where people can seamlessly shop, work, live and play.  The scenic location places outdoor recreation at your fingertips, with skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, fishing, river rafting and the oceanfront right at your front door. 

City Hall, the North Vancouver City Library, Whole Foods, banks, independent grocers, boutiques, cafes and restaurants and prominent employers are all located within walking distance in the neighbourhood.  At Bridgewater, convenience is a way of life.

This stunning rental high-rise will offer residents 14 storeys to choose from, with suites ranging from 1 and 2-bedrooms to townhomes and penthouses.  Remarkable vistas, live-in management and Hollyburn’s 40 years of experience creating rental communities for 10,000 residents across Canada make Bridgewater the unmistakable choice for those looking to move into a brand new rental in the area.

Welcoming our first residents Early Fall 2016.

Stay in touch with us – Visit our website and join the Bridgewater waitlist today! 

Bridgewater site progress pictures:









BC Children's Hospital Jeans Day 2015

Posted by on Friday, May 01, 2015


We saved the date and celebrated Jeans Day 2015, in annual support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!  Jeans Day has become a Hollyburn Properties community tradition, a fun and easy way for our family-run property management company to support the incredible life-changing work conducted at BC Children’s.

By wearing jeans, our employees hope to raise awareness of the organization and contribute in our small way to making a difference in the lives of the families who rely on the hospital.  Hooray for Jeans Day!

What the 10km Vancouver Sun Run Looks Like

Posted by on Tuesday, April 21, 2015


The Hollyburn team was out in full force again this year at the 31st Annual Vancouver Sun Run! Congratulations to the fellow runners, walkers and cheerers out there in the community – you made this grueling 10km tradition a blast.  Thank you and until next year!

The results are in and… Hollyburn is in the TOP 10 IN THE REAL ESTATE/ CONSTRUCTION/ DEVELOPMENT category!

10K Team Results - Real Estate/Development/Construction Category

  1. 5:52:41 Hayden Painting                                 ( 35:17)

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  2. 7:05:00 Ledcor Group                                      ( 42:30)

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  3. 7:53:21 CBRE Vancouver                                 ( 47:21)

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  4. 7:59:11 Onni Group                                          ( 47:56)

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  5. 8:01:29 PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.      ( 48:09)

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  6. 8:01:56 BKFunRunners                                      ( 48:12)

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  7. 8:16:49 Mott Electric                                        ( 49:41)

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  8. 8:27:16 Henriquez Partners Architects           ( 50:44)

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  9. 8:48:56 Hollyburn Properties                            ( 52:54)

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And if you look really close, we’re actually the FIRST when it comes to Property Management!

Congratulations to all the runners who have made this possible!! We really look forward to running again together next year!









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