Chronicle Vancouver is a new rental tower by GWL Realty Advisors — the first all-rental tower to launch in the Lower Robson area of Vancouver’s West End in decades.
The tower was officially opened on Wednesday by GWL, with Mayor Kennedy Stewart present.
The 21-storey building includes 128 units, with a third of the units two or three bedrooms. Chronicle is the first project on the Robson corridor approved under the new West End Community Plan. The Lower Robson neighbourhood has some the highest land costs in Vancouver, so recent developments in the neighbourhood have mostly been luxury condominiums, like Landmark on Robson and Alberni by Kengo Kuma.
“GWL Realty Advisors is proud to have brought new rental housing to Vancouver’s West End,” says Ralf Dost, president, GWL Realty Advisors. “Chronicle is a reflection of our focus on building strong, engaged, liveable communities in cities like Vancouver. We’re looking forward to welcoming individuals and families who want to love where they live, build a life in the downtown core, and enjoy all that connected urban living has to offer.”
Chronicle Vancouver offers indoor and outdoor amenities like fitness and yoga rooms, a rooftop patio with an outdoor fireplace, seating area and dining space. The entire top floor of the tower is a common area, and the building also includes pet washing station, grooming facilities and a dog run.
“In a city where over 50 per cent of people are renters, increasing our supply of secured market rental apartments is critical. The completion of Chronicle represents an important next step in expanding the range of rental options in downtown’s West End,” says Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
GWL Realty Advisors developed the project on behalf of the project owner, The Canada Life Assurance Company. Chronicle Vancouver was designed by architects, IBI Group.