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Jiffy Move Offers Hollyburn Residents Best Moving Deal in the City!

Posted by on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

Trust and professionalism are paramount when choosing a company to carefully pack, wrap and transport your possessions.  Jiffy Move is knowledgeable, reliable, and always on time.  Jiffy Move is 100% committed to ensuring every job is done right and customers rave they are “great movers with a good attitude!”

Hollyburn is proud to align itself with other like-minded businesses that strive for excellence and go above and beyond to enhance the customer experience.  For a full list of exclusive discounts, visit our Value-Added Partner’s page here.


Hollyburn Donates 6000 Pounds of Food for Spring Hope Food Drive

Posted by on Friday, April 04, 2014

Two years running and more than double the results!  BC’s second annual Spring Hope Food Drive was by all respects, a resounding success.  Organized by LandlordBC, the Spring Hope Food Drive was graciously carried out by a committed group of UBC student volunteers, canvassing door-to-door with the help of dedicated building management teams such as Hollyburn Properties.

Spring Hope is unique.  The only food drive of its kind to specifically target apartment dwellers, the goal: to stock food bank shelves during the lull between Christmas and Easter, when donations are critically low.  Spring Hope is an amazing opportunity for housing providers and tenants to work together to positively impact our community, and initiatives such as this allow multi-family building residents to make a difference in the lives of families in need.

And how much fun!  The joy, compassion and energy from everyone  involved in this event was clear.  Community partner Modo the Car Coop generously provided transportation and ignited what is sure to be a long-standing partnership between the organizers and the coop.  Altogether, over 12,000 pounds of food was collected in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.  Hollyburn was able to generate almost 6,000 pounds, nearly half of the total result.

“Hollyburn buildings had a tremendous amount success collecting food bank donations this year.  I’d like to thank our residents for their generosity and our building managers for all of their help and hard work in executing the event,” said Allan Wasel, Hollyburn General Manager in BC.  “The care and commitment really shows.”

Ontario’s long-standing version of Spring Hope is currently in its 12th year.  The event takes place at Hollyburn Toronto buildings on Tuesday, April 8th.

7 Fun Things To Do During Earth Hour

Posted by on Friday, March 28, 2014

Be a climate ninja this Saturday and join Hollyburn apartments in an International Earth Hour #momentofdarkness.  Why?  Because a record 157 countries and territories are participating in reducing their energy consumption by turning off non-essential lights for one hour. 

WWF’s Earth Hour has evolved into a global message of awareness regarding climate change and the importance of energy conservation.  Municipalities are playing a leading role and taking action through transportation, waste management, energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy initiatives.  Last year, the City of Vancouver was named the Global Earth Hour Capital and altogether, British Columbians saved 136 megawatt hours of electricity—the equivalent of turning off more than 10 million LED light bulbs!

7 Fun Things To Do With The Lights Off:

  • Gaming… of the cardboard type.  Consider also charades, hide and seek and fort-building
  • Candlelit dinners and conversations with friends
  • Take a nap, no one will notice
  • Séances and other Ouija board activities
  • Go for a walk outside and enjoy the stars
  • Take long exposure or candlelit photos and share them on social media using #momentofdarkness
  • Think of solutions—a future where climate change is no longer a threat and the small steps you can take in your own life to contribute

Hollyburn loves being green.  Read about our other sustainability initiatives here.

Yearly Community Sponsorship and Events

Posted by on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Hollyburn Properties head office? 

As a family-owned property management company, we believe strong community and family values are essential in creating vibrant and fulfilling lives for the residents in our buildings and for our employees.  We follow this mandate by becoming an active, contributing partner in every neighbourhood we are privileged to be a part of.  Some of our proudest achievements include the varied community partnerships, sponsorships and events we participate in every year.

Hollyburn goes to great lengths to create comfortable and safe living spaces whereby a real sense of community can flourish.  Throughout the year, we hold a variety of special events for our residents including emergency preparedness education, summer BBQ's, Christmas parties, communal gardens and value-added partner events.  We're also enthusiastic supporters of many community events and causes.  Last year, Hollyburn was recognized for these commitments by receiving the 2013 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Community Excellence.

Take a look below at our yearly schedule:

 

Download a copy of our Events & Sponsorships Poster here:

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  • Keep Calm and Find an Apartment

    Posted by on Friday, March 14, 2014

    Have you ever tried looking for a rental unit from out of town?   It’s one of the most frustrating tasks of relocating, no doubt.  Whether you hail local or from a far, navigating the Craigslist and Kijiji scene can be scary. 

    From initial research to signing the lease agreement, facilitating the process of renting an apartment is something Hollyburn Properties continuously strives to improve.   First and foremost, by providing professional management and operating standards the public can trust—but also by improving every aspect of moving, from searching to securing your dream apartment.

    This commitment is digital, as well.  After all, according to the National Apartment Association, over 60% of Canadian tenants search online first for an apartment.  Our recent website updates have several features designed to make apartment rental as comfortable as if your very own virtual realtor were walking you through an open-house tour.

    • Youtube video features for Vancouver
    • Updated LARGER, current & more detailed photos of all suite types
    • Interactive floor plans for each suite type
    • Web2text (text yourself building info, prices & availability)
    • Parking info & pricing
    • Option to “Submit a Testimonial”
    • Responsive mobile site

    And the crowning jewel… brand new panoramic, HD virtual tours.  These tours make it feel like you are in the building walking around from the comfort of your own home.  Images showcase our latest suite renovations and upgrade options, including mosaic-tiled backsplashes, subway tiled bathrooms, remarkable views and stellar amenities.  Let’s let the videos speak for themselves:

    Spring Hope Food Drive 2014

    Posted by on Friday, March 07, 2014

    This food drive is unique.  Spearheaded by LandlordBC, Spring Hope 2014 is an opportunity for landlords and residents to work together to help feed those in need.  Food Bank supplies are critically low at this time of year—help us support those families that have come across hard times by donating canned goods, non-perishable food items and packaged foods to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

    Why is Hollyburn participating?

    The Spring Hope event originated in Toronto 12 years ago and has since grown to become the largest door-to-door food drive in the country.  It also represents the only one of its kind to specifically call apartment dwellers to action.  Initiatives such as Spring Hope allow us all to actively support and positively impact the communities in which we live.

    Date:  Wednesday & Thursday, March 19th & 20th, 2014  

    Time:  Between 6-9pm

    Where:  At your Hollyburn building

    How:  UBC student volunteers and your Resident Manager will be canvassing door-to-door

    Check out this video from last year’s food drive:

    Donations may be delivered in advance to the box in your building lobby, or left in a bag outside your door on the night of the event.  Opt-out forms are available for those who do not wish to participate.  Please visit www.springhopefooddrive.ca or see your Resident Manager for more details.

    **The Toronto Spring Hope food drive takes place April 8th, 2014. More info coming soon!

    Hello car2go in Calgary!

    Posted by on Friday, February 28, 2014

    What is car2go?  What does it cost?  How does it work?  Find out more about Hollyburn’s latest value-added partner in Calgary.

    Here's an overview of the car2go Home Area . You can start trips anywhere inside the home area wherever there's a car available, and end trips wherever there is qualified parking available.  All vehicles are near our Calgary rental apartments.  Make sure to know the Parking Rules before you go!

     

    Pink Shirt Day: Making Noise Against Bullying

    Posted by on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Feeling excluded, alienated or judged by your peers is no laughing matter.  It’s called bullying and it’s not a joke.  In fact, the effects of bullying can have life-long traumatizing effects for victims.  Bullying takes place in our schools, workplaces, homes and on the Internet.  Widely publicized tragedies in the past few years have drawn more attention to a matter that has thrived in silence for far too long.

    In November 2013, WorkSafeBC adopted new legislation requiring employers to take steps to eliminate bullying and harassment in the workplace; a monumental stride for this cause.  Join Hollyburn Properties on Wednesday, February 26th, by wearing PINK in support of anti-bullying on Pink Shirt Day.  It’s a simple yet effective way to create awareness and make some noise.  Other ways to get involved:

    • Purchase an official Pink T-shirt at London Drugs, for $10. Proceeds go to support anti-bullying programs in BC
    • Share this Pink Shirt Day Public Service Announcement on your social media:
    • Challenge your friends and co-workers to commit to a bully-free lifestyle and wear pink on Feb. 26th
    • Upload pictures of you, your friends and co-workers wearing pink and tag it with #pinkshirtday and mention @pinkshirtday—or e-mail to photos@pinkshirtday.ca 

    The original event was organized by 2 students in Nova Scotia, David and Travis, who in 2007 stood up for a male student who was bullied for wearing pink on the first day of school.  In sympathy for this Grade 9 boy, David and Travis bought and distributed 50 pink shirts to male students the following day, protesting against the harassment and sending a message to schoolmates that bullying would not be tolerated in their community.

    “I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,” says Travis, 17, who organized the pink protest.  “Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.” (Globe & Mail, 2007)

    Hollyburn Open House Showcase

    Posted by on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to rent in a Hollyburn building?  Hollyburn’s Open House Showcase is your chance to test the waters and check out the lifestyle for yourself.  If you value living in a great location, with comfortable amenities, carefully screened neighbours, professional management, and condo-quality apartments then Hollyburn Properties has your dream home waiting!  The pinnacle of metropolitan dwelling for the discerning urbanite.

    7 building, 1 weekend.  Hollyburn is hosting an Open House Showcase to invite you into one of our beautifully renovated rental apartments.

    Details:

    • Date: Saturday Feb 15th & Sunday Feb 16th, 2014
    • Time: 11am-4pm
    • What: $300 off your 1st month’s rent in you move in before March 15th, 2014
    • Where: 7 different Hollyburn Properties located in downtown Vancouver and West Side Vancouver

    Building Snapshots:

    • Seaside Plaza:  Ocean-front, laid-back Kitsilano living.
    • Hendry House:  Heart of the West End with swimming pool and gym to boot.
    • Willow Gardens:  Sprawling landscaped grounds, large town-house style apartments in the Oakridge area.
    • Central Plaza:  Quiet location directly behind Robson St, Vancouver’s fashion and entertainment hub.
    • English Bay Towers:  Spectacular unobstructed views of English Bay, right in the action of Davie and Denman Streets.
    • Nicola Place:  Renovated suites with city, ocean and mountain views, steps from buzz of Davie St.
    • The Breakers:  West End pet-friendly, comfortable and Hollyburn approved.

    All available suites are 1 bedroom units, ranging in size from 450-950 sq ft, with rents varying from $1160-$1850.  Feel free to call the buildings in advance to narrow down your choice or simply swing by for a tour.  Come for the apartments and stay for the coffee and treats!

    All buildings are proudly managed by Hollyburn Properties, with live-in resident managers, 24 hr laundry facilities, and parking and storage available.  We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our growing rental community!

    Top 5 Reasons to Rent at Central Plaza

    Posted by on Friday, January 31, 2014

    Are you looking for a rental apartment in Vancouver right now?  Navigating the real estate landscape in one of the world’s most desirable cities can be daunting, to say the least.  The competition for convenient, stylish, affordable and well maintained buildings is fierce in this coastal paradise.  But fear not!  We at Hollyburn Properties may just have the answer to your search… and we call it living at Central Plaza.

    Here are the top 5 reasons to rent at Hollyburn’s Central Plaza building in downtown Vancouver: 

    1)  Location, location, location: 

    Just off of Robson Street, the heart of the shopping and entertainment action in Vancouver, Central Plaza apartments are quietly nestled on residential Haro Street.  With its tree lined promenades, bike routes and community parks, the sweet serenity of this historical neighbourhood are matched only by energy and action a short walk away, where business people, students, tourists and fashionistas alike mingle amongst the gleaming skyscrapers.  If you like the idea of walking virtually everywhere you need to go—groceries, restaurants, night clubs, yoga studios, the seawall, the beach, Stanley Park and so on, this is your happy place.

    2)  Affordability: 

    Downtown Vancouver rents reflect the desirability of this unique part of the world and yet there are still stellar deals to be found.  If you value quality, environmental consciousness, suite upgrades, building maintenance, carefully screened neighbours and professionally managed rental apartments then you will be very comfortable here.  1 bedroom rents range from $1300-$1600 with a special move-in promo of $300 off your 1st month’s rent if you sign a lease by February 28th, 2014.

    3)  Suite Features:

    1 bedroom suites range from 500-650 sq ft.  Renovated units are available with white quartz countertops, subway tiled backsplashes, environmentally efficient appliances, hardwood floors and sleek and modern cabinetry and fixtures.  If you prefer an older unit with original 1960’s character, we can do that too!  Upgrading your suite, with a dishwasher or hardwood floors is always an option.  Ask your resident manager for more details.

    4)  Building Amenities:

    From now on save your money and skip the gym pass.  Central Plaza has a state of the art fitness facility in-house, complete with sauna, accessible 24hrs a day for your convenience.  Keyless building entry, gated and surface parking as well as a bicycle storage locker are also available.

    5)  Breathtaking Views:

    Rooms with a view, as well as a balcony in every suite—expect no less living in Central Plaza.  With apartments available as high as the 22nd floor, each orientation features stunning city, mountain or ocean views.  Sit back, relax and get lost in the landscape that beautiful Vancouver has to offer.

    $300 off your 1st month’s rent at these other Hollyburn buildings too, take a look!

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