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Our Housing Co-op: Play a part in your Housing

Welcome to our Co-op

Co-op housing is member-controlled housing. Members who live in the building make the big decisions about how the building will be maintained and how the business of the co-op will be managed. Members work together to keep their housing well-managed and affordable. There is no outside landlord.

At home with the Arts

Living in the centre of this vibrant neighbourhood and arts community is a one-of-a-kind opportunity! This facility will be unique in Canada. It will be a truly mixed use – a combination of types of residential, with an arts and retail facility.

Located in the heart of the city, Osborne Village is the place to be in Winnipeg; with ample recreational opportunities during the day and exciting nightlife after dark. As the cultural hub of Osborne Village, GSAC plays an integral role in keeping the vibrant culture of Osborne alive. By becoming a member of the GSAC and Performing Arts Lodge co-op, you have an opportunity to be in the centre of it all. We invite you to be a part of the Osborne Village community and support our arts scene.

The housing co-operative will be built on top of a new state-of-the-art theatre and art gallery. The theatre, gallery and rehearsal space are integral components of the development. In addition, you will have a central outdoor plaza and parking as well as a choice of residential units, developed for a range of markets, including rent-geared-to-income, affordable and market-value units.

The co-op welcomes everyone as residents, from performing and visual artists and musicians, as well as those who work behind the scenes and patrons. We also welcome students and a diverse urban population. Who can live in our Co-op? Anyone!

For further information check out our information package.

Interested in supporting or living in our co-op? If so please contact us at 1 (204) 284-9477, submit your information on our online application, or download and fill out our application form.

Floor Plans :

About GSAC and PAL

The Gas Station Arts Centre (GSAC) and the Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) along with interested community members have come together to form a new housing co-operative in the centre of Osborne Village. We’re all very excited about the development and invite you to consider living in the co-op.

Established in 1983, GSAC has supported and facilitated innovation and creativity in the arts. However, dealing with problems of an aging building, GSAC has decided to transform its humble theatre into a new, state-of-the-art facility. The transformational project includes a new theatre, an additional performance and rehearsal stage and 55 units of co-operative housing.

Many people know GSAC as an artist’s first stage; a place which supports emerging performers and professionals alike. The Gas Station Arts Centre is now expanding its support of the arts community by partnering with the Performing Arts Lodge.

The Performing Arts Lodge PAL Winnipeg is a charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable housing for members of the performing and community, and its allied professions.

PAL Winnipeg is part of a national network of PAL chapters across the country.

Through partnership, GSAC and PAL can both better serve the arts community by providing affordable housing to members of the performing arts community.