Nanaimo - 250 Terminal Avenue – Affordable Rental and Supportive Housing

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250 Terminal Avenue is currently the home of Newcastle Place, temporary supportive housing operated by Island Crisis Care Society. BC Housing owns this site and is proposing to build approximately 50 new permanent purpose-built homes with supports. In the longer term, approximately 40 new affordable rental homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities will be built on a portion of the site. Depending on community discussion and review of the building placement, rezoning may be required.

All new supportive housing buildings in the province have around-the-clock staffing to help young people, people with disabilities, seniors and others in critical need of housing. Island Crisis Care Society, an experienced local provider, would manage day-to-day operations of the supportive housing at the site and provide supports to tenants. Supports include medical and mental health and addictions services, as well as food, laundry and security. All residents would pay rent. An operator has not yet been selected for the affordable housing.

Virtual Neighbourhood Meeting

BC Housing and its partners hosted online virtual neighbourhood meetings on July 30, to share information about the plan for 250 Terminal Ave., answer questions and collect community feedback with the public. Please view video recording of the event below.


Please send your questions and comments through the Q&A tool below. We welcome your feedback.

Community Advisory Committee

A Newcastle Community Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Island Crisis Care Society is currently operating for the existing housing, with representatives from BC Housing, Island Health, the City of Nanaimo, community partners and community members. CACs are a great way to work together to successfully integrate the new buildings and residents into the community. The existing CAC would pause after Newcastle residents are relocated and would resume once the new purpose-built permanent supportive housing is closer to opening.

Proposed Site options

Take our poll below based on these images and let us know which site you prefer for the supportive housing.

North Option

South Option

250 Terminal Avenue is currently the home of Newcastle Place, temporary supportive housing operated by Island Crisis Care Society. BC Housing owns this site and is proposing to build approximately 50 new permanent purpose-built homes with supports. In the longer term, approximately 40 new affordable rental homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities will be built on a portion of the site. Depending on community discussion and review of the building placement, rezoning may be required.

All new supportive housing buildings in the province have around-the-clock staffing to help young people, people with disabilities, seniors and others in critical need of housing. Island Crisis Care Society, an experienced local provider, would manage day-to-day operations of the supportive housing at the site and provide supports to tenants. Supports include medical and mental health and addictions services, as well as food, laundry and security. All residents would pay rent. An operator has not yet been selected for the affordable housing.

Virtual Neighbourhood Meeting

BC Housing and its partners hosted online virtual neighbourhood meetings on July 30, to share information about the plan for 250 Terminal Ave., answer questions and collect community feedback with the public. Please view video recording of the event below.


Please send your questions and comments through the Q&A tool below. We welcome your feedback.

Community Advisory Committee

A Newcastle Community Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Island Crisis Care Society is currently operating for the existing housing, with representatives from BC Housing, Island Health, the City of Nanaimo, community partners and community members. CACs are a great way to work together to successfully integrate the new buildings and residents into the community. The existing CAC would pause after Newcastle residents are relocated and would resume once the new purpose-built permanent supportive housing is closer to opening.

Proposed Site options

Take our poll below based on these images and let us know which site you prefer for the supportive housing.

North Option

South Option

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  • Hello, I’d like to be notified about the meeting on July 30 please. I am a resident on Vancouver Ave.

    KMain Asked 23 days ago

    On July 30th, BC Housing, Island Crisis Care Society and community partners will host a virtual neighbourhood meeting regarding the proposed permanent, purpose-built supportive housing at 250 Terminal Avenue N. 

    There will be two sessions: 10:30am-12:00pm or 7:00-8:30pm. Registration information is available online at https://letstalkhousingbc.ca/nanaimo-250-terminal-ave.  Please register for the time slot of your preference.