After years of well-considered planning and collaboration between Concert Properties, the City of Coquitlam and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, the completion of the Bettie Allard YMCA signals the latest addition to the newly revitalized Burquitlam community.
The grand opening celebration was held on November 26, 2022, bringing together donors, key stakeholders, project partners, community members, Y ambassadors and dignitaries and representatives from Concert Properties, all who have played a crucial role in this undertaking.
“The opening of the Bettie Allard YMCA marks an important milestone in the broader community plan for the Burquitlam area that has been made possible by the unique partnership between Concert Properties, the City of Coquitlam and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver,” says Craig Watters, Senior Vice President Development, Concert Properties. “It is a partnership founded on shared values and a commitment to strengthening community. I’d like to thank the City of Coquitlam and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver for their leadership and commitment in helping to bring this important community space to the residents of Coquitlam.”
The Bettie Allard YMCA is integral to Concert Properties’ latest master-planned community, the Heart of Burquitlam. The community also includes Myriad, a landmark 50-storey condominium building, and 55One, a 31-storey 308-home purpose-built rental building with 100 affordable homes, which are projected to complete in spring of 2026 and 2023 respectively. The new community is adjacent to an improved city park and just steps from the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station on the Evergreen Line.
With a diversity of community amenities, the Bettie Allard YMCA is a much-needed community facility that aims to serve people of all ages and abilities, promote healthy living and reduce isolation, and serve the public for generations to come. The new facility is now open for registrations and is booking facility tours for the new year.
A big thank you goes out to our partners who were responsible for the delivery of the building, including Bosa Construction, all of the trades, suppliers and consultants, and the project team at Concert Properties.