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Family Housing

Welcome to student family housing. Situated on Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus, the energy-efficient residence building contains 90-units of family housing and offers unfurnished studio style, one (1), and two (2) bedroom apartments for rent. Student Family housing is family focused and is reserved for SFU students with partners and/or children under 19 years old. The building is located in UniverCity on the East side of campus and is steps away from shops, stores, an elementary school, daycare and the SFU campus. These are unfurnished units. All furniture including bed, are the responsiblity of the renter in each unit to purchase on their own.

What is Family Housing and is it right for you?

Student Family Housing is family focused and is reserved for

  • SFU students with a partner and/or 
  • SFU Students with one or more dependent children under 19 years old
  • One adult resident must meet SFU's academic credit requirements to live in family housing.

The project was designed with the idea of “getting to know your neighbours”. Two low rise buildings and a stand-alone community space surrounding a central courtyard designed for the enjoyment of users of all ages.

At a Glance

  • 90 units: studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
  • 2 buildings
    • West Building: 4 story wood frame
    • East Building: 6 story wood frame
  • Location: East side of campus across from Blusson Hall in UniverCity
  • 3 accessible units
  • Pavillion spaces and outdoor gatherings
  • Uniquely shaped apartments

Each room includes

  • Shaw WiFi High-speed Internet (wireless)
  • Heat, hot water, electricity
  • Bright flexible spaces to allow for the varying needs of families

Rooms do not include

  • Apartment and rooms are unfurnished
  • No air-conditioning.  Buildings are designed for thermal efficiency. Building features provide passive forms of heating/cooling designed to keep building at a consistent temperature year-round

Building includes

  • Underground parking accessible from the road and courtyard between the buildings
  • Bike storage and bike workshop space included within parking level
  • Laundry rooms on main floor of each building
  • Pavillion
  • Study rooms on most floors (not on main floor as laundry is there)
  • Courtyard

Residents are minutes away from everything

  • Dining Hall - 15 minute walk
  • Gym -1 to 5 minute walk
  • Retail (UniverCity) - 1 minute walk
  • Groceries - 1 minute walk
  • Elementary/Daycare - 1 minute walk
  • Coffee shops - 1 minute walk
  • Library - 5 minute walk
  • Class - 5 - 10 minute walk
  • Trails - 1 - 10 minute walk
  • Late night study sessions

floor plan

  • studio style / one (1) bedroom / two (2) bedroom apartments 
    • Studio: 258 – 290 square feet / 24-27 m2
    • 1 bedroom: 409 – 430 square feet / 38-40 m2
    • 2 bedroom: 511 – 597 square feet / 47.5 – 55.5 m2

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